Unlike most of my liberal friends, I didn’t hate Romney – and wouldn’t do everything in my power (which is quite limited to begin with) to malign him.
There’ve been times I’ve even pointed out some of his attributes. That was a blog that got some people screaming!
But then he selected Paul Ryan as his running mate, and my sincere attempts at objectivity were crushed.
This morning, though, after reading an article in the Los Angeles Times, where he stated that he’d never paid less(!) than 13% in taxes, I said to myself “Just kill me!”
I know that my friend Margot is saying to herself, “I told you so!”; and I feel naïve and stupid (is stupid a bad word?) for thinking better of him!
I believe wholeheartedly that we’re all good and bad. Some of us hide it better, and others do not.
I’m still positive that Romney has many positive qualities and characteristics. Yes, I do.
….But at least 13%?
This makes me feel slightly stupid because I was naïve, and gave him the benefit of the doubt when he didn’t disclose his taxes. But the bulk of my stupidity has to do with me paying taxes of 33% and more! (And I definitely chose not the best accountant. Ha!)
You see, it makes sense not to tax the rich! They find a way not to pay it anyway! Let’s tax the middle class, let’s get Mikey, he doesn’t know better!
It’s been many, many years since I thought anything positive about Alisa Zinov’yevna Rosenbaum’s (AKA Ayn Rand) Objectivism. Today I see it as utopian as Communism.
We’re dealing with people- folks living, working, flawed and all, and it does not work according to a theory. That’s why there’s a blueprint, but then comes the execution and modification is needed.
Romney and Ryan are great proponents of a great theory that’s bad practice. They don’t see it, because they believe that the only thing that stands in your way to success is laziness and indulgence.
How wrong! How out of touch!
But in the meantime, I have to be resourceful and do my own politicking.
So… if you get me the name of Romney’s tax guy and his phone number, I will take you out to the restaurant of your choice, and they’ll roll out the red carpet for you.
I have connections!