I resent this notion Romney has that he is successful because he is wealthy. Why do they let him get away with saying this? No one ever questions this. His father was a Governor and CEO of American Motors. How hard was it to become wealthy with that start in life?
How is he more successful than say someone who began their life in poverty but managed to get educated and able to achieve Middle Class? Does he actually think that he worked harder than someone who for example began with a GED and took on debt (not their father) and were able to obtain a College degree? Does he really think HE is more successful than that?
I resent how he throws this word around as if "success" can only be measured by your bank statement. I am sure he believes this...
Is he somehow surprised that he is a wealthy man? Does he think we are impressed?
In fact it would be MUCH more surprising if someone born into his socio-economic class were to lose their wealth and end up in poverty....NOW that would be an interesting and unique story. But how often does THAT happen?
By allowing Romney to continue this meme, we are all accepting that those of us NOT in his socio-economic class....those of us not in the 1% are just a bunch of schmoes and losers! By no one calling him on this...we are internalizing this message. Why are we accepting this disgusting definition of the word success?
Are we going to continue to accept this insult to our intelligence? Can we contact Rachel or Ed or LOD...someone...anyone to point out to America....Success is not measured by the size of your wallet.
Mitt Romney.....you are a "success" in your own mind. There is nothing special about you....any number of us who had your "opportunities" could have easily done exactly what you have done in life.
People with this kind of wealth cannot seem to reconcile why they have it. They want to believe they worked harder than the rest of us (lazy losers) for it. They don't want to believe there was any luck involved at all. It's the only thing they can come up with that rationalizes it in their minds. To them whoever has the most gold sets the standard.
Romney thinks he is rich because he is better than the rest of us!