I believe it was Marie Antoinette who once said about the poor, ”Ëlet them eat cake’. I think this was probably made up at the time because the French did not like an Austrian Princess being on their throne and she was, perhaps, an early victim of a smear campaign.
Maybe you could claim the same sort of smear tactics here but the problem with modern technology is that when you make your own equivalent of the ”Ëlet them eat cake’ comment it gets recorded and no amount of back tracking can change what was implied.
Mitt, your recent speech to a bunch of donors stated the 47 per cent of Americans who do who do not pay income tax would automatically support President Barack Obama because they “believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it” seems a bit clumsy a few weeks before an election.
I know it’s all about looking tough for the electorate and speaking ”Ëplain common sense’ as the Daily Mail calls it over here but this is a very ”Ëlet them eat cake’ moment for you.
Maybe we should admire your honesty here, afterall you have been slated for being a super rich businessman who has little in common with the American electorate and perhaps you decided to put people straight on this and tell them that was exactly what you are?
I hear that in the original speech you also added,
“My job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives,” which was filmed surreptitiously- which I know is not very fair but you have to be on guard 24/7 in elections.
I’d like to ask you Mitt as you walk around in one of your massive houses in super-rich-ville do you honestly believe that people are perfectly happy to scrape around with no money at the bottom of the pile? Do you really think that they want to stay there forever and that ”Ëpoor people’ are poor because they deserve to be?
Mitt, I know you are very busy bumbling around on the campaign trail but maybe take a minute out of your busy schedule and reflect on what Jesus was really saying all those years ago.
I know you are a Christian or a Mormon- I’m not sure what the differences are- I have seen lots of talk about your religious beliefs and you must have read about Jesus if he is one of the guys you believe in and his attitude to poverty, what do you reckon he would say if he came back now and saw what people did in his name? Maybe the Jesus we heard about at school was a different bloke but he seemed to be saying the opposite to what you say in his name which makes me feel a bit confused.
Your statements make for uncomfortable reading Mitt. I know that these days being greedy is to be celebrated and the poor are to be trodden on. In the 21st century this kind of thing seems to be seen as a good thing. I’m sure you are not as dark as these comments presents you as, afterall we are all human and only psychopaths and the plain bizarre subscribe to this survival of the fittest rhetoric.
I’m not really sure why you are in politics. You seem to be very out of touch and you are already richer than most of us could imagine. You have the sort of money that no-one can ever touch and politics is a dark and dirty game that can only make life uncomfortable. Is it for the fame? Is it for vanity? Is it to get more wealth? You don’t seem very cut out for the job to me. Maybe it’s all part of what they call a ”Ëlearning curve’ which would be ok if it wasn’t the test run for running the most powerful nation on the planet.
Tonight as you count your wealth spare a few minutes and a few ”Ëdimes’ for the ”Ëpoor’ they need it far more than you can imagine.
Mitt, there has to be a better way with dealing with the problems of the world than this…