Lately I have been reading quite a bit about Mitt Romney’s money. Mostly, I’m reading about the money he keeps out of the country. Most of us don’t have the opportunity to hide our vast fortunes in other countries to avoid paying additional taxes on it. We might have some money invested in a global stock or we might know someone working in another country to make their living. However, we don’t generally look around for ways to hide vast sums of money from our country in foreign assets. For me, it is very troubling that we have a person running for the office of the presidency that doesn’t appear to be fully invested in this country. The American people have been told for years that the “job creators” aka the “wealthy” should be given the Bush tax breaks because they reinvest their money to create jobs and of course this is all supposed to trickle down to the rest of us. Obviously, in the case of Mitt Romney, he doesn’t feel the need to be a job creator in this country, unless it’s to create another job for one of his financial advisors or lawyers that know the inside and outside of the tax laws. Maybe he’s creating those jobs. It just seems like such a pity that this wealthy man doesn’t care enough about this country to invest that money here!
Many people might not think where he keeps his money is important. However, to me, he is very unpatriotic. President Kennedy asked us to not ask about what our country can do for us but what we can do for our country. That thought process has always made me think that there is plenty the wealthy can do for our country. The biggest thing is investing. We all know that most of the wealthy will not be fighting our wars. Mitt Romney has five sons. I don’t believe any of them have served in the military. Since we don’t have the draft the chances of these wealthy people doing their part for the country militarily are slim. Unfortunately, it’s the poor and the middle class that fight the wars for the wealthy that send them off to war!
Now, some of you might be thinking that Mitt is creating jobs when he is building his summer home in California or taking his vacation over the fourth of July. Perhaps, he has given some work to people that wait on him in this capacity. However, with the 250 plus million that he has I think he could do far more. After all he claims to be some great job creator and businessman. However, it appears that he is in the “take over” business. He swoops in like a vulture, takes control of his prey, cuts loose the fat (You know…real people.), shows some paper profit, and then sells for some great financial gain. Oh, yes, I guess this is referred to as vulture capitalism, the American way. It’s a sport without a conscious or any regard for the little people at the bottom that might get in the way.
With all of this in my head, I can only wonder what kind of president Mitt Romney would make. He has a single ambition which involves taking care of Mitt and what belongs to Mitt. He has shown his arrogance for laws the rest of us follow when he impersonated a policeman as a college student to frighten some young women. When I read about this, I thought he was creepy. His wife claims he’s a real prankster. I just don’t really understand the thinking behind this kind of prank or the one where he gave some poor guy a haircut. I confess I cannot get into Mitt’s mind. However, I know that I don’t trust people that act like he has. Some people may think that this is all in his past. However, I think it is part of his character. He shows a lack of loyalty to our country when he hides his money in other countries. He shows a lack of respect for other people when he pranks them in ways that cause emotional disturbances for them. What will this mean for the American people?