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Romney's a rich white guy. Is that a bad thing??

BlueRepublican 2012/06/14 23:13:51
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Some people criticize Mitt Romney and label him out of touch with the 'common man' because of his wealth. He is very wealthy and made his wealth on Wall Street. He worked hard, made investments, and made a profit for himself, the company and the shareholders. An American Capitalism story of success.

So, why all the attacks on Romney's money? Why does anyone care what he does or doesn't do with his money? People complain about him not paying enough in taxes when they should be screaming for TAX REFORM instead!!

"But Blue, Warren Buffet says rich people should pay more in taxes?" Mr. Buffet could donate ALL his BILLIONS to the govt and it wouldn't even scratch the national DEBT!!

Okay, so Romney doesn't have to struggle to pay his mortgage. He may be able to send his kids to private schools and colleges. He can afford to buy his wife nice things like Cadillacs. He doesn't worry about the price of gas and groceries like we do.

I thought America was a place where people aspired to a higher standard of living? They worked hard to make a better life for themselves and their children. They frowned upon depending on the govt for assistance. And most of all, they celebrated the success of others and were proud of capitalism.

The economy is the central issue of this election and attacking a candidate's personal success in his business career is only a distraction. Let's stick to the issues.

So what if Mitt Romney is a rich white guy? Is that really such a bad thing?
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  • A Found... Justagirl 2012/06/15 06:26:34
    A Founding Father
    Brazil was the intended destination of America's automobile industry parts manufacturers and sub-assembly factories, had Obama not had courage enough to stare down the Republican plans to allow these to collapse and let the hedge funds (such as Bain Capital) buy the bankrupt skeletons and resell
    them in partnerships to Brazil and Mexico. The major assembly plants were "bespoken" for by China which would, of course, provide the financing as needed, until the "markets" could have the debts guaranteed by your Mutual Funds and retirement savings account.
  • Justagirl A Found... 2012/06/15 06:52:52
    Justagirl
    Obama is continuing and accelerating decades of failed policies that have lead to the decline of American economics and the demise of our Constitution. He is no hero, nor a proponent of the American Experiment.
  • marcuss LIBERALS ARE IDIOTS 2012/06/15 03:27:11
    NO
    marcuss LIBERALS ARE IDIOTS
    +4
    Why is the issue of FILTHY RICH LIBERALS who do whatever they can to evade taxes not a issue?

    Hollywood FILTHY RICH LIBERALS are never mentioned, they seem to be completely IGNORED as if they do not exist.
  • aneed2know marcuss... 2012/06/15 04:34:06
    aneed2know
    +1
    its not a bad thing and its not a good thing, what makes it bad or good is how you use your money and rather you have empathy for others.
  • Charles... aneed2know 2012/06/15 11:16:16
    Charles Braley
    +2
    Tru - but I will reemphazise his point ..................



    Why does it seem OK to be Liberal and rich - yet a bad, dirty thing to be REPUBLICAN and rich? Especially when BOTH wouldn't give any of us "PO FOK" the time of day!
  • aneed2know Charles... 2012/06/16 05:05:32
    aneed2know
    +1
    because usually when a "liberal is rich" like Romney they usually use their wealth to help people, not lobby so they can get more favorable Tax breaks. Dont get me wrong, i am not under any illusions that any of the bastards care about me or would help me or any one else. But they do show empathy for others. Take Sheldon Addleson what do you think that man expects to get for his 100 million dollars, cookies, come on now you know he wants something more than that?
  • marcuss... aneed2know 2012/06/15 17:54:27
    marcuss LIBERALS ARE IDIOTS
    +1
    I see how they use their money and it is not for anyone but themselves.
  • James 2012/06/15 03:24:46
    NO
    James
    +1
    What's bad is that he is a RINO
  • sbtbill 2012/06/15 03:21:29
    None of the above
    sbtbill
    +3
    Being rich isn't bad. Being a leveraged buyout guy who doesn't understand people and only knows how to rape the economy is.
  • Elementer 2012/06/15 03:16:06
    YES
    Elementer
    +3
    Yeah, because you know, it has nothing to do with his horrible record as governor and businessman.
  • Common ... Elementer 2012/06/15 05:07:03
    Common Sense Conservative
    Blahahahahahhaa, this isn't about Hussein Obama. Blahahahahahahahah
  • Elementer Common ... 2012/06/15 05:19:35
    Elementer
    +2
    Don't you have a job or something?
  • Common ... Elementer 2012/06/15 05:22:27
    Common Sense Conservative
    I do have something.

    Brilliant!!!
  • Elementer Common ... 2012/06/15 05:23:16
    Elementer
    +2
    I'm guessing that something is a massive amount of free time.
  • Common ... Elementer 2012/06/15 06:29:56
    Common Sense Conservative
    As I so choose.
  • Gregaj7 2012/06/15 03:13:09
    None of the above
    Gregaj7
    +4
    "Extreme" wealth (9+ digits) is usually, but not always, connected to nefarious groups, many of which run the planet.
  • Common ... Gregaj7 2012/06/15 05:08:15
    Common Sense Conservative
    Why are you talking about Hussein Obama????
  • Gregaj7 Common ... 2012/06/15 21:05:22
  • Common ... Gregaj7 2012/06/16 05:55:48
    Common Sense Conservative
    Hussein Obama is the leader of the FREE World.
  • Gregaj7 Common ... 2012/06/16 06:31:35
    Gregaj7
    ???
  • Common ... Gregaj7 2012/06/16 06:34:28
    Common Sense Conservative
    ??????
  • Gregaj7 Common ... 2012/06/16 19:42:38
    Gregaj7
    ????????????
  • Common ... Gregaj7 2012/06/17 03:31:58
    Common Sense Conservative
    That's exactly the reply I thought I'd get back.
  • Gregaj7 Common ... 2012/06/17 05:40:11
    Gregaj7
    Until you define your original reply to me, that's all your going to get. The poll is about Romney, not Obama. My comment is in keeping with that issue.
  • Common ... Gregaj7 2012/06/17 06:33:13
    Common Sense Conservative
    ?????
  • Gregaj7 Common ... 2012/06/17 22:34:33
    Gregaj7
    ?????????????????????????????...
  • John Boy 2012/06/15 03:12:01
    NO
    John Boy
    +4
    So he made money, is that a bad thing ??? Many of us would like to make a real living again. This has been very hard to do under Obummer !!!
  • aneed2know John Boy 2012/06/15 04:34:33 (edited)
    aneed2know
    its not a bad thing and its not a good thing, what makes it bad or good is how you use your money and rather you have empathy for others.
  • John Boy aneed2know 2012/06/15 05:11:34 (edited)
    John Boy
    Which in my humble opinion, Obama has no empathy for others !!! Rich or poor. The way Mitt uses HIS money, is his business !!! What I am concerned about is how he uses American tax payers money and if Mitt will actually maintain a responsible government budget and decrease the national debt by $6 trillion, that Obama added ! That is what matters !
  • aneed2know John Boy 2012/06/15 07:26:21
    aneed2know
    Actually you are wrong,( Romney's budget plan is Ryan's Budget plan) Ryan's budget will increase the debt by ten trillion in the first tens years and only then will it go down, if not more.

    http://www.politifact.com/tru...


    http://economix.blogs.nytimes...

    http://www.examiner.com/artic...

    http://news.firedoglake.com/2...
  • Gracie - Proud Conservative 2012/06/15 03:01:57
    NO
    Gracie - Proud Conservative
    +3
    We can't discriminate against him because of his race, right? At least he knows what private enterprise and an economy is!
  • aneed2know Gracie ... 2012/06/15 04:34:50
    aneed2know
    +1
    its not a bad thing and its not a good thing, what makes it bad or good is how you use your money and rather you have empathy for others.
  • Gracie ... aneed2know 2012/06/15 17:03:00
    Gracie - Proud Conservative
    He's given more to charity than any of the Democrats in office.
  • aneed2know Gracie ... 2012/06/16 05:14:04
    aneed2know
    who Romney, news flash tithing to the Mormon church is not charity, it is a requirement.
  • Gracie ... aneed2know 2012/06/16 16:26:38
    Gracie - Proud Conservative
    Only half went to the Mormon church. Some people criticize his own charitable foundation but they forget that the Clinton's have their own and have dispersed hardly anything out of it. The Mormon Church itself is very charitable. Instead of criticizing Romney, go look into Biden, Mr. Scrouge himself!
  • Al B Thayer 2012/06/15 02:59:16
    NO
    Al B Thayer
    +1
    Kind of a dumb question.
  • safari 2012/06/15 02:56:34 (edited)
    NO
    safari
    +5
    The American Dream used to have room for people who wanted to exceed the expectations of the average person and become a success even to the point of being extremely wealthy. Is that not still the dream of millions of people at some time or the other in their lives? So when someone achieves it why should they be looked down on if death and destruction were not part of their methods of attaining their goals?



    Class envy has been pumped into the minds of the masses and now the American Dream is who can get the most free stuff without working for it wins? I hope not but it sure seems like we are heading in that direction.
  • Common ... safari 2012/06/15 05:10:45
    Common Sense Conservative
    +1
    How you been?
  • safari Common ... 2012/06/15 22:40:01
    safari
    +1
    Hi Raiders, fine thanks, and you?
  • Common ... safari 2012/06/16 05:56:08
    Common Sense Conservative
    Been great, thanks

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