Posted 11 years ago on Sept. 8, 2012, 10:43 a.m. EST by factsrfun
from Phoenix, AZ
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Mitt Romney built a fair to middling family fortune on the concept of tax avoidance. He is a man who firmly believes that taxes are for little people. He feels that helping out the children of friends and family to get started in life is how you pay back to your community. You give to your church, not to anything else, members of the church always comes first.
If he even realizes what the vast majority Americans live in an entirely different world, where they don’t have trust funds and family friends to send them to collage or set up business. Remember Romney’s student loan program was, ask your parents for a loan, these days that amounts to about $50,000, in Romney’s world that’s pocket change. I am sure that he realizes that there are families that can’t do that, but he just don’t care about them. They are workers, if you start caring about them, you will have trouble making profits when the time comes to fire them. Remember how much Romney likes to fire people.
This is not jumping on little things here and there; this is what the man truly believes. When we look at the overall framing of the election is it a referendum or a choice? To me the referendum question revolves in large part around ego, am I upset because I’ve been let down, while the choice question revolves around, what is the best thing to do. I firmly believe that when we act from ego, we let ourselves and others down, when we try to do the next right thing, we help humanity move forward.
It breaks my heart to think of what might have been if Nader had not put his name on the ballot in Florida. When I think of all the children that will be hungry the sick that will not get aid, and the polar bears. All because of ego. The arctic ice will melt completely next year or the year after, the world has changed, if ego had not infected the 2000 election so deeply could we have stopped it? I don’t know, but we could have tried. As we move forward. Will we act from pain lashing out against those we feel have done us wrong, or will we act from a desire to see tomorrow be better. In this as in all things, the ego is the enemy.