Hypocrisy! Mitt’s own father was on welfare, and thus one of the 47% who are victims, who don’t take care of their lives and are dependent on government. According to Mitt he would never be able to convince his own father to vote for him.
Talking about his father George, Mitt’s mother Lenore said,
“He was on welfare-relief … this great country gave him opportunities.”
The opportunities that our great country once gave George Romney helped him get the start in life to become successful. Mitt Romney claimed,
“I have inherited nothing.”
This is technically true, since Mitt, already quite wealthy, sold his father’s estate when he died. But he is seriously delusional if he believes that his father’s wealth didn’t grease his slide into his life of luxury. While Mitt’s old man was alive, he benefited greatly from his wealth. His father sent him to some of the best private schools in the country. Mitt never went into any kind of debt for education. And most significantly, Mitt got his start in business by selling his father’s stocks!
There have been wealthy presidents, such as Franklin Roosevelt and John Kennedy, but they understood that with great privilege comes great responsibility. They applied their wealth to public service, not self-service, and neither would ever have derided the poorer half of the country as leaches. Roosevelt said,
“We know now that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob.
Never before in all our history have these forces been so united against one candidate as they stand today. They are unanimous in their hate for me—and I welcome their hatred.”
While he pockets tens of millions of billionaire’s dollars behind closed doors, Romney says,
“Corporations are people, my friend.”
“If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.”
“All right, there are 47 percent who … believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it.”
Because of government assistance early in life, George Romney was given an equal opportunity to take a shot at the American dream. He was able to become very successful, because of hard work and government assistance. Mitt Romney took full advantage of his father’s success and became rich and powerful.
Without government assistance, George Romney would have been mired in abject poverty at a very young age. His upbringing would have been more focused on securing his next meal instead of getting a fine education. His young adulthood would have been focused on working enough hours to pay his bills, not working his way up the auto industry and then getting involved in state politics. His son Mitt never could have gone to expensive, elite prep schools. He never could have borrowed an enormous chunk of money from his parents. He never would have gotten involved in high finance at the upper echelons, especially at such a young age.
Without the welfare given to George Romney, that mooching, lazy 47%er who became governor of Michigan, Mitt Romney would never have had the advantages that gave him a rocketing start into a life of privilege. Without welfare, Romney might actually understand the plight of the working class and middle class today. Without welfare, Mitt Romney might have actually fought in Vietnam. Without welfare, Rick Santorum would be wandering around Ohio rambling about condoms right now and Obama would be coasting to a landslide. Without welfare, you would never have heard of Mitt Romney unless he rang your doorbell some Sunday morning, clutching a Book of Mormon.