Self-awareness, lack thereof
A USA Today editorial was published last week under the byline of Willard M. Romney, son of American Motors Corporation CEO, Michigan governor, GOP presidential candidate and Nixon-appointed HUD Secretary George Romney. The late George Romney’s privileged princeling, who went on to rake in hundreds of millions of dollars at Bain Capital, chose “entitlement” as his topic. Here’s an excerpt:
In less than a year, the American people will go to the polls and choose a new president. A matter of great moment is at stake in this election. The question we will decide is this: Will the United States be an Entitlement Society or an Opportunity Society?
In an Entitlement Society, government provides every citizen the same or similar rewards, regardless of education, effort and willingness to innovate, pioneer or take risk. In an Opportunity Society, free people living under a limited government choose whether or not to pursue education, engage in hard work, and pursue the passion of their ideas and dreams. If they succeed, they merit the rewards they are able to enjoy.
Hahahaha! All you dumb poors could be wearing Armani suits and clenching thousand dollar bills in your perfectly straight, white teeth too if you weren’t uneducated, shiftless, unimaginative pricks who think you’re “entitled” to shitty healthcare and a $1,100-a-month government check when you retire from a lifetime of backbreaking labor.
Your cruel wish to abolish tax code provisions like the carried interest loophole that allows Romney to pay a maximum of 15% taxes on his Bain Capital earnings rather than the heftier percentage paid by cops, teachers and firefighters is class warfare of the worst sort. Ungrateful peasants.
But seriously, folks, it looks like the Republicans are going to nominate Richie Rich, so we’ll be treated to future lectures on “entitlement” from this entitled scion. It will be like a compulsory education on discretion by the Kardashians. Huzzah.