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Watch as gubernatorial candidate Mitt Romney explains what he learned as head of the Salt Lake City Olympic Games: how to get money from Washington to pay for local projects. In all, Romney claims that the Federal government chipped in over $410 million to help fund the games, a "huge increase over anything that was done before." This included a scheme where the Department of Education purchased $1 million worth of tickets to the Paralympic Games, with the idea of allowing children to attend the games.

The take-away line:

The whole Winter Games was a combination of Federal, State and local governments along with private enterprise.
I guess Romney didn't build the Olympics all by himself.

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  •  Tip Jar (4+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    MartyM, jimstaro, Bob Love, Sylv

    Form follows function -- Louis Sullivan

    by Spud1 on Fri Aug 31, 2012 at 05:35:18 AM PDT

  •  Rmoney reagan capitalist spin! (0+ / 0-)

    Huh, Really??

    "It’s the genius of the American free enterprise system – to harness the extraordinary creativity and talent and industry of the American people with a system that is dedicated to creating tomorrow’s prosperity rather than trying to redistribute today's."

    So that's why you and Bain types, reagan capitalist, started shipping our innovative trades and businesses to thoes who once envied what we were building economically Here, and why same continue investing in overseas business ventures! Add same ignoring the immigration laws and hiring accordingly to surpress wage and benefit rewards, sharing in capitalism, for the labor done here for everyone!

    Borowitz: Romney Accepts Nomination: “I Bought It”

    Vets On FLOTUS and SLOTUS, "Best - Ever": "We haven't had this kind of visibility from the White House—ever." Joyce Raezer - Dec. 30, 2011

    by jimstaro on Fri Aug 31, 2012 at 05:49:17 AM PDT

  •  True. The Vicar of Wall Street is going to (0+ / 0-)

    Washington to take charge of the money with which the American people can be controlled.  I call him the Vicar, because it's a vicarious sort of cannibalism he's after. He's targeting his own kind for exploitation and eventual destruction, but his tools are money and the law.  So, there's no blood and guts on his maw and hands.  Other organisms (viruses and bacteria and maggots) will digest the people who die prematurely either from starvation, poor nutrition, natural disasters or preventable accidents. All of the pro-life chatter distracts us from an agenda which calls for living to be made more difficult for most people (austerity) so the practitioners of human husbandry can thrive without lifting a finger.

    Shall we blame them? Not necessarily.  Humans bereft of the natural talents to make themselves useful and transform their environment have few options. They can talk people into giving them what they want, or they can steal it. Or they can take it by force of arms. Doing it vicariously by relying on the tools of money and the law is less destructive, unless we let these cannibals get out of hand. The Vicar's subconscious actually has the right idea. Willard in his gilded cages (mansions) is not much of a problem.  We hardly miss the millions he's amassed in his various island hide-aways. The prospect of having him ensconced in the White House is, however, something else. The occupant of the White House is supposed to orchestrate productive enterprise. That's no something cannibalistic capitalists know anything about. Worse, when they get bored, they get real. Letting them play with the nuclear button is a really bad idea.

    We organize governments to provide benefits and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Fri Aug 31, 2012 at 06:21:30 AM PDT

  •  "We actually received over $410M from the Federal (0+ / 0-)

    Government for the Olympic Games. That is a huge increase over anything ever done before." (2:15-2:25)

    How does success at milking the Federal Government translate into success at being the Federal Government?

    "I was a big supporter of waterboarding" - Dick Cheney 2/14/10

    by Bob Love on Fri Aug 31, 2012 at 07:08:13 AM PDT

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