If I had been able to see the camera, I would have remembered that I was talking to the whole world, not just the man.–Mitt Romney
Has Mitt now learned what Persian Shahs, Roman Emperors, and authors of the American Constitution knew well–that it isn’t enough to be rich, have rich friends, and serve the rich. One must pay attention to the 99% as well.
It’s a tragedy, a human tragedy, that the middle class in this country by and large doesn’t believe that the future will be better than the past. We haven’t seen rising incomes over decades.
The rich have gotten richer, income inequality has gotten worse and there are more people in poverty than ever before…
So what solution does Mitt propose. Speaking to fellow Republicans on an aircraft carrier, Romney reportedly said only Republican and conservative principles, such as focusing on education, fostering strong families and creating jobs, could solve the problem of poverty–trickle down.
We have seen in recent past how Republicans dash the hopes of the people for better education, fair family income, and social justice, and how they pretend to create jobs while opposing necessary investment in America. Romney may have changed his tune but not his stripes. The venue for Romney’s remarks, a decommissioned aircraft carrier, rather than his oily words, is his real message.
© William Hungerford – January 2015