Romney: Income inequality is just "envy"

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    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- According to Mitt Romney, the nation's growing focus on income inequality is all about envy.

    "You know, I think it's about envy. I think it's about class warfare," the leading Republican presidential candidate said Wednesday on The Today Show.

    When asked if there are any fair questions about wealth distribution, Romney replied, "It's fine to talk about those things in quiet rooms and discussions about tax policy and the like."

    Romney: Income Inequality Is Just 'Envy' - Politics News Story - WCVB Boston
     
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    God, and to think this guy is their best bet...
     
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    Sweet evil Jesus, the man's a walking gaffe Machine.

    Any minute now, I expect him to say, "let them eat cake!"
     
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    NO, I never thought he was. I thought it was a bad idea from the get go.
     
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    So you aren't angry with the rich because they have more money than you? Isn't that the very definition of envy?
     
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    He paraphrases that every time he opens his mouth.

    Its true that these crooks don't know we can see them.
     
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    Well let's be honest... we do envy the wealthy.

    -We envy the ability of the wealthy to convince 50% of the population to vote against their own interests.

    -We envy the ability of the wealthy to run the country into the ground, blame the government...then ask the same government for help.

    -We envy the ability of the wealthy to demand the government provide corporate protections, subsidies and welfare, while simultaneously denouncing "dependency" on Government.

    -We envy the ability of the wealthy to use their wealth to buy US public policy and law.
     
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    Nobody is angry at rich people because they have more money. Well, none that I know of. How SOME of them get that money, that is a different story....

    Also, how they use that money to influence Washington....is another story, too..
     
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    Someone asked him is he could say, "let them in cake" in French. Mitt said, "yes, but I won't".
    True story.
     
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    Sure is.

    What the left really hates, and who they really want to go after. Is people who have already earned their money. It pisses them off that they have Millions of Dollars in the bank and no income to tax. They ignore of course they it was taxed when it was earned, any interest on it is taxed, and when they die it will be taxed again.

    They just think people should not have money laying around. Everyone should live week to week you know.

    lol

    a lot of it is Envy. Yes, it is messed up that some people make Billions while other don't, But In America everyone has a chance at least to be that Billionaire. Same can't be said for most countries, and definitely can't be said for Socialist ones. Socialist Countries have a Rich elite class, it's just that the Socialist Parties who control the countries get to choose who gets to be the Billionaires, and that is exactly what the left in America wants.

    To seize the money already earned by the rich to pay for their agenda.
     
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