We often hear Mitt Romney say, “I earned what I have gotten and I should not be criticized for it.” I wonder if we, or even he knows how much truth that is lacking in that statement? The education he received and did not have to pay for, the contacts both in business and politically that he had because of his family background and his Religion, and the debt he did not begin his life with, are all reasons that Mitt cannot honestly say he earned everything he has and the reason he cannot relate to us, the working poor and middle class workers.
All of us would be CEO’s sitting on some board or the other if we did nothing but accept those gifts given to us by our parents and had the contacts that he has had.Well maybe at least 80% of us would. The wealthy have plenty non-achievers in their families, as well, but they keep that covered up and away from public view unless they get arrested.
Mitt’s father was CEO of American Motors from 1954 to 1962. He was Governor of Michigan from 1963 to 1969.His father George served as United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from 1969 to 1973. His wife and Mitt’s mother ran for the United States Senate. George Romney ran for President in 1968 against Richard Nixon. The general consensus was that he was an ineffective campaigner. Does that sound familiar to us or comparable to Mitt?
With all that in his background and Mitt living in a castle in France, while he did Church work for the Mormon Church, is it any wonder that Mitt Romney does not have a clue as to how the working poor and middle class live?
All he knows are the preconceived notions or perhaps bigotry he grew up hearing or associated with while rubbing elbows with the wealthy and political of the Republican Party and the Schools he attended, and has always been surrounded by. His handlers can give him an idea of what the problems are but every time he goes off script he does not use the wrong word, as he says he does, but instead he says what he thinks and believes because he has never come close to living the way the normal American lives their life.
He put 100 million dollars tax-free into trust for his five sons who each get paid 1 million dollars a year tax-free, since Mitt and his wife pay the taxes on it. It accounts for part of the 13.9% tax that Mitt released to the public. In short then when the 13.9% paid out not only covers Mitt’s and his wife’s taxes but that of 5 adult family members and their wives, divided by six in total, the rates that the Romney family pay in taxes each, amounts to closer to 2.5% while he says the poor have a safety net. Of course every time the wealthy get out of paying taxes the government defict rises while we get taxed for it.
Talk about welfare or a safety net, as all we can give our children, without being taxed gift taxes is $13,000.00 per child per year or $26,000.00 per married couple. Mitt’s accountants figured out how he could gift his sons a 100 million and do it tax-free. Is this the kind of help that Mitt did not get? Do any of us think that we could live this way and not become a success in anything we chose to do, since Mormons for the most part do work in Companies and Corporations that are owned by the Mormon Church.
The reason there are so many Mormons in Nevada, is because the Mormon people are allowed to work in the casinos owned by the Church, but not gamble or drink in them. It is also the reason Mitt will win the caucus in Nevada on Saturday, since Mormons do tend to vote for the Mormon candidate.
The Mormons own the land that many of the Casinos are built on in Las Vegas, as they were the original settlers of Las Vegas. The casinos on the strip do not own the land that they sit on but instead they lease it from the Mormon Church. Most of the casinos today are traded on Wall Street and it is Wall Street who is putting money into the Super Pacs who are burning thousand dollar bills in Mitt Romney’s campaign. If the Mormon church was not a Church it would be on the top of the list of Forbes’ 500 because of its huge amount of unreported and untaxed wealth.
In saying President OBama is naive in his handling of withdrawing from Afghanistan, Mitt Romney, might as well be talking about himself. President Barack OBama and Paneta have proven to the American Public, with Hiliary Clinton’s hard work, that they are well versed in knowing how to get their man or woman, and knows when to bring them home, which ever the case may be. I don’t think we have to worry too much about any of them.
It should frighten all of us, however, to think that Mitt Romney, will some day be Commander-in-Chief and totally taken advantage of by those in both the Military as well as the Pentagon,and the Congress and Senate, if he should ever win an election, as President of United States;or worse yet,will lead them in “hatchet man” style. This is not a family who has ever volunteered to serve or been drafted into the military service.
In America, we mainly get it right or people themselves know and understand when they are politician material. Both Mitt Romney himself,as well as,the GOP have gotten it wrong with Mitt Romney. Unless of course the Republicans are looking for a “Hatchet Man” which is what Mitt Romney really is. A politician he isn’t, nor will he ever be, when it comes to having the good sense to say the right thing and it is called for under strategic situations.
Do we need a “hatchet man” in Washington, who will not deal with the deficit, but instead with the jobs of the working poor and middle class? Haven’t we had our employment and benefits cut enough? Do we the working poor and middle class voter really need some one as President, who has a history of being a “Hatchet Man” in the office of President?
The fact that he won Florida and only got 8% of the vote, out of the entire population of 8 million plus in Florida, should tell us that he will not be much of a threat to the Democrats, but still, don’t we have to ask why this man is even running and use our common sense when asking the question?
It would do us all well to know, that his old Mormon own company, Baine and Company, is being paid 14 million dollars a month to help American Airlines work out under their labor costs. American Airlines, who needs to put 97 million dollars into their pension fund instead only put in 6.5 million. If we do the math that is 168 million dollars per year paid to Baine & Company to get American Airlines out of paying the workers what they are owed.
Luckily Barack OBama’s appointee to the government ran office that protects employees against Corporations from cheating the workers out of their pensions, and Baine and Company from not clamming onto the pension funds, saw it coming and filed a lien against American Airlines before Baine and Company could drain American Airlines dry. Corporations should be made to fund the pension funds just like we fund Social Security but they don’t.
With the Tea Party and Republicans moving to eliminate Government Departments along with regulations on Corporations while refusing even to let President OBama appoint a head to The consumer’s Agency that protects us against bad drugs and food and toy imports; and the Tea Party Republicans in Ohio,Wisconsin, and Indiana Union Busting, do any of us think that the government department that protects our pension funds will even exist under a Republican Majority?
Getting rid of the worker’s earned benefits and jobs is the kind of experience we are talking about, when we are talking about who Mitt Romney is and what he can relate to and the kind of experience he has. He will never be able to relate to us and our needs unless he is coached, and with the current Republican Congress and mentality, do any of us think they will coach him in doing anything but going back to what they started during the Bush years, when 780,000 workers per month were being laid off?
How much hate does one need to carry, in order to vote for Mitt Romney over Barack OBama? Only those who do carry hate can answer the question.