Wealth and Power


In a new editorial from Robert Reich we get this summary:

“Everything America is learning about Mitt Romney — his tax returns, his years at Bain Capital, the video of his speech to high-end donors in which he belittles half of America, his gaffes, the budget policies he promotes — repeat and reenforce the same underlying reality. So much wealth and power have accumulated at the top of America that our economy and our democracy are seriously threatened. Romney not only represents this problem. He is the living embodiment of it.”

You can read the entire article on Robert Reich’s weblog or at Nation of Change.

In light of the recent doctored video the GOP has dug out of the annals of history and carefully edited to make it sound like Obama was advocating something he was was not, Mitt the Twitt is actually the advocate for the distribution of wealth:  take from the needy and give to the rich because in this country, it’s the successful millionaires and billionaires who are important, not the freeloaders under the top one percent and especially not the mythical 47% that Romney so callously dismisses.

Which candidate is running on a platform of wealth & power and which candidate is running to represent all the people in the United States of America? Remember, it’s “We the People”:  rich, poor, Democrat, Republican, young, old, and even a few Hollywood types that make up this country. Which candidate talks the talk but hides from or dismisses evidence that he is incapable of walking the walk?

I suppose many voters in this country do not understand much of the financial and social argument surrounding this election but there is one verifiable observation which is vital in making a decision come November:  which candidate has to rely on the big lie to give his candidacy any impetus? Would you vote for an unapologetic liar?


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