Mitt’s Full Disclosure
I’m trying to watch the Mitt Romney “47% of Americans” video now, since I would like to be fully informed on this issue. It’s easy enough to get emotional about one side or the other, but to truly be informed, you have to sometimes sit and listen to something that you find offensive, to parse out the true details of it.
I will say though, sitting and seeing the ten or so people that are visible in the video, and realizing that each one paid $50,000 to sit in the same room with Mitt Romney… just wow. In other words, I’m seeing approximately $500,000 sitting in that room (not counting the people I can’t see). $500,000. It’s staggering to think that if a fraction of that money was spent toward something actually useful, like helping to fund care for returning veterans, improving our schools, or hell, spending that money in stores to increase sales (and the strength of capitalism), we’d be better off as a country.
$500,000. Hell, if they collectively used that money to buy 50,000 iPads, they’d still be doing more for the economy than sitting in that room.