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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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  • Iefan Muineachán 2012/06/15 02:55:52
    YES
    Iefan Muineachán
    +1
    He made his money dishonestly and illegally, by ripping off anyone who came his way.
  • Al B Th... Iefan M... 2012/06/15 03:06:19
    Al B Thayer
    +4
    Okay you really need to look a little closer at his record and not echo MSMBC. Have you ever shopped at Staples or Dicks.
  • aneed2know Iefan M... 2012/06/15 04:35:01
    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.
  • Common ... Iefan M... 2012/06/15 05:11:22
    Common Sense Conservative
    Proof?
  • Iefan M... Common ... 2012/06/16 17:58:10
    Iefan Muineachán
    http://libertarianreview.us/2...
    What's MSMBC?
    Oh, oh, you mean MSNBC. I get it. Avoiding trademark issues, eh?
  • Common ... Iefan M... 2012/06/16 19:06:19
    Common Sense Conservative
    ?????, You might want to reread my post.

    BTW, you give an article from a liberal source as your proof? How about court documents?

    Brilliant!!!
  • Iefan M... Common ... 2012/07/20 20:33:02
    Iefan Muineachán
    I'm a libertarian socialist. But I used a right-wing libertarian source for you.
    Obviously, you cannot read. If you could, you would notice that after the 'liber', there was no 'al', but there was an astonishingly larger 'tarian'.
    And by the way, does the following link seem very 'liberal' to you?
    http://libertarianreview.us/2...
  • Common ... Iefan M... 2012/07/21 03:49:09
    Common Sense Conservative
    I don't listen to liberals or anyone with lib in the word.
  • Iefan M... Common ... 2012/07/22 14:27:46
    Iefan Muineachán
    Interesting, as you are obviously a neoliberal.
  • Common ... Iefan M... 2012/07/22 21:10:37
    Common Sense Conservative
    Ok
  • Striker 2012/06/15 02:51:16
    NO
    Striker
    +2
    Being a rich guy makes no difference. Being a white guy makes no difference. Cancelling ZeroCare, now that would make a difference. Neither Romney or Obama are going to do that.
  • Bureauc 0Bamao 2012/06/15 02:45:37
    NO
    Bureauc 0Bamao
    +5
    To anyone who chose 'yes':
    0bama is a rich 1%er and technically more White than Black since he has some arabic blood on his father's side.
  • gocar 2012/06/15 02:43:43
    NO
    gocar
    +1
    It is fine but is does not automatically qualify him to run the country. He ran some companies into the ground, sold off the assets and made a profit. What will he sell of the USA? Only in America is making money -- lots of it equates to being able to do anything. He has houses, cars, horses, boats, and off shore bank accounts. Why isn't that enoughf for him? Does he really need another feather in his cap. I am completely in sink with anyone who wanted to avoid the Vietnam War but I draw the line at avoiding the draft by looking for converts in Paris while also supporting the war for other to go to.
  • Al B Th... gocar 2012/06/15 03:09:59
    Al B Thayer
    +3
    He didn't run any companies into the ground. Baine bought failing companies for the purpose of making them profitable or to buy their assets and sell or use them. These companies in many cases were already on the road out.
  • freebirdie 2012/06/15 02:43:12
    NO
    freebirdie
    +6
    They all are..what's your point? Obama's rich too.. more than before he became president. You have a beef with being rich? Or is it being a rich republican that has your goat? Would you rather a dirt poor person who doesn't know anything about money or how to handle finances be president? Not me. What I care about is how he's going to increase MY MONEY-- OR SPEND MY MONEY!!!!
  • gvc 2012/06/15 02:38:01
    NO
    gvc
    +6
    Apparently I am supposed to worry more about what Romney does with his money than what Obama does with MINE. ummmm I think NOT!
  • ruru 2012/06/15 02:36:13
    NO
    ruru
    +5
    Better than a community leader.
  • Al B Th... ruru 2012/06/15 03:10:50
    Al B Thayer
    +3
    Wealthy community leader.
  • Rusty Shackleford 2012/06/15 02:28:49
    YES
    Rusty Shackleford
    +5
    Americans now demonize success.
  • Common ... Rusty S... 2012/06/15 05:13:48
    Common Sense Conservative
    +3
    Let me rephrase your post


    Liberals demonize success if it has to be worked for.
  • ღ♥ღ ℒea ღ♥ღ 2012/06/15 02:14:44
    NO
    ღ♥ღ ℒea ღ♥ღ
    +8
    if you happen to be successful in this country, wealthy, and a "Republican"... most liberals will demonize the person.
  • Charles Braley 2012/06/15 02:09:04
    NO
    Charles Braley
    +5
    Esepecially considering most Presidents usually ARE from wealthy families!

    And Obumer aint even in the upper-middle class, either! Last I knew - he is a multi-millionaire
  • Common ... Charles... 2012/06/15 05:14:45
    Common Sense Conservative
    Did you just fall off the turnip truck and hit your head on a rock?
  • in vino veritas 2012/06/15 01:55:18
  • Dandydon 2012/06/15 01:51:35
    NO
    Dandydon
    +8
    Just as bad as Obama being a rich black guy...

    What's bad is Romney doesn't have a problem with Obama being rich.
    Obama has a problem with Romney being rich and feels Romney should give his money away,at the same time Obama being exempt from his own beliefs .

    Good example...Obama has earned millions but he has a brother still living in a beat up shack.
    Pretty sad when he can't find it in his heart,to help his own brother..

    "Do as i say,not as i do".
  • littleb... Dandydon 2012/06/18 00:20:55
    littlebuffalo55TBA
    +1
    That and he has it so that his Aunt is living on Taxpayers money claiming to be be a political refugee. Funny as she seems to have more gold to wear than the Kenyan Government!

    barack obamas aunt
  • Dandydon littleb... 2012/06/18 00:31:49
    Dandydon
    +1
    Doesn't surprise me...
  • shenendoah 2012/06/15 01:43:51
    YES
    shenendoah
    +6
    As far as liberals are concerned it is a very bad thing. They are jealous of anyone with wealth because they are too damn lazy to work for their own. Being white is another 'black' mark against him.
  • Stacy F 2012/06/15 01:34:55 (edited)
    NO
    Stacy F
    +8
    "Romney's a rich white guy."

    So what? We should all be pissed at him for being successful? Why?

    I'd be willing to bet that alot of people don't know that when his father died in 1995, Mitt donated his inheritance to BYU's George W. Romney Institute of Public Management, and then made all of his money on his own. And that's a FACT. Don't believe me? Look it up...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

    So... "Romney's a rich white guy"... and that's not a bad thing.
    And, after the speech he gave today in Ohio, I'd say his chances just took a BIG step forward.
  • Bozette 2012/06/15 01:33:12
    NO
    Bozette
    +8
    Personally, I don't give a damn what color someone is, what gender they are, what religion they are or what their sexual preferences are (as long as they don't involve children), whether they are rich or poor...my only question is, "Can they do the job?"
  • Beccy 2012/06/15 01:32:38
    NO
    Beccy
    +2
    No but I have a problem with how he became rich.
  • wers 2012/06/15 01:27:11
    YES
    wers
    +6
    TERRIBLE THING..... we would be so much better with a Black guy, with NO past, No credentials, No experience, No patirotism, No values, No integrity, No honesty, .....
  • Pm 2012/06/15 01:23:54
    NO
    Pm
    +8
    I understand the libs hate the rich.
  • RageFury 2012/06/15 01:23:49
    NO
    RageFury
    +4
    I do not begrudge Romney his millions. I could care less about his money. My issue with Romney is his support for most of Obama's policies.
  • apachehellfire65 2012/06/15 01:11:51
    NO
    apachehellfire65
    +6
    i don't think so. but i have never had class envy.
  • Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2012/06/15 01:04:38
    NO
    Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆
    +10
    As a matter of fact, that's a very good thing. Especially in him, because he made his millions; he did not inherit them.

    The only thing wrong with Mitt Romney's money, as far as his detractors are concerned, is that it is his, not theirs.
  • Evil 1 2012/06/15 01:00:08
    NO
    Evil 1
    +8
    Unless you're a jealous, lazy, whining, entitlement dependent liberal/progressive.
  • Bureauc... Evil 1 2012/06/15 01:46:44
  • Stacy F Evil 1 2012/06/15 01:48:16 (edited)
    Stacy F
    +2
    AKA "Occupy Wall Streeter".
    anti occupy wall street
  • melly~thwarting Satan since... 2012/06/15 00:57:01
    None of the above
    melly~thwarting Satan since 1971
    +6
    We criticize him because he cares about no one but himself and his cronies. Not all "rich white men" are the same.

    But he's an ass who has absolutely NO IDEA how the other half lives...nor does he care.

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