Thursday, August 25, 2011
Way To Read The Mood Of The Country, Mittens
Presidential hopeful and full time chowder head Mitt Romney actually announced this week that he is building a 12 million dollar home on the site where his house is now.
I don't begrudge a wealthy man using his money to build a nice place for him family to live. He earned his money for chasing the American Dream and he can spend it any way he wants. That is not the point here.
The point is that people don't really need him rubbing their noses in how poor they are compared to him.
How out of touch with a country in economic crisis can one person get? How does a man who can shell out that much for a home ever be believed when he says he understands how hard times are for most Americans. He will never know what it's like to have to choose between rent, food, prescription drugs or health insurance for one's family because they can't afford all four.
For sheer appearance sake, could you at least have waiting until AFTER the election to begin work on this Mitten Mansion? Didn't anyone on your staff council you about how dangerous to your image such a story would be? The road to Washington are littered with corpses of campaigns that made similar miscalculations about how much crap voters were prepared to put up with.
Of course the truth is that NO politician cares about the poor because the poor aren't the ones filling up the re-election coffers with donations. The lobbyists buy the members of Congress so that the rules are written to keep the rich rich on the backs of the poor and middle class. The needs of a few seems to be more important than the needs of the many and that policy is ass backwards. It's the reason for the death of the American Empire.
The politicians talk of change and talk of taking on the big corporations and the rich who are paying less than their fair share in taxes but nothing ever really comes of those promises.
You have no one to blame but yourselves, America because you buy into the balloon juice of groups like the Republicans and the Tea Party without ever seeking out the truth between the lies for yourself.
If you want ONE thing that you all could get behind that would really create the change you are looking for then get behind campaign finance reform.
Posted by crue at 10:16 PM