MITT AND “THE BOYS”
Posted September 8, 2012on:
Note that at least 2 or 3 of his 5 sons also manage to accompany him on those personal appearances from coast to coast, flanking Dad when not acting as surrogates on his behalf.
I think it safe to assume that none of these boys have been “pink slipped”, offering their time as traveling companions while waiting for their unemployment checks to roll in.
It is probably equally safe to assume that their “earnings” are more a direct result of their sharing a 6 million dollar annual trust fund set up by Dad for their future. That is 6 million dollars each year by the way.
So as Dad manages to shake up his foreign policy creds in suggesting we engage in even more Mideast conflicts, these 5 sons, who have never been faced with national service on any level, are free of the possibility of having to ever face combat proposed on behalf of somebody else’s kids.
While Dad talks of cutting more and more benefits for the nation’s vets and eliminating unemployment insurance as a means of “balancing the budget”, these 5 sons of privilege are exempt from these policies altogether.
When you have as much money as Mitt Romney, the economic future of your kids is always “rosy”. No problem standing behind Dad with big grins on your faces when you will never be faced with the possible loss of a job, or watch your healthcare benefits disappear along with it.
You will never be faced with having to struggle with a healthcare voucher in seeking a private insurer to cover your needs. Your kids will enjoy the privilege of private education no matter where you decide to build your next McMansion. In fact, with that much money at your disposal, those kids may never be faced with rubbing elbows with those forced into failing schools because their own parents did not “plan ahead”.
As Ann Romney tries to impress their “average lives” upon the public, intimating their “love of Costco” as she sits there in her $800 blouse, the appearance of “the boys” in the background is another “feel good” moment of their love and loyalty to “dear old Dad” who has turned their lives into one of extraordinary privilege.
I’m sure they are a loving family, devoted to their parents, wives and children. But as their father roams the country in search of votes, the issues he proposes, outside of more massive tax relief for those who share his income bracket, will never touch one member of that extended group.
It is sheer hypocrisy to suggest that these 5 men will ever face the same living conditions, uncertainty, and loss of the social safety nets that would come with Dad’s plans to change the landscape for the rest of us. It just won’t happen.
These 5 sons of a filthy rich father are exempt from financial hardships and the inequities built into a system that honors their wealth over the common good. As background optics to their parents they exemplify what it means to be above the fray.
Wouldn’t it be nice to know our own kids would never face life’s adversities with an annual unearned income that provides this guaranteed level of security?
Whatever “risks” these Romney sons take in the future, they sleep safe in the knowledge that those Cayman Island/Swiss Bank accounts will serve as their own ATM machines for generations to come.
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