Response to liberal N proud (Original post)
Sat May 12, 2012, 06:26 AM
cali (108,811 posts)
1. wow. talk about out of touch. Pity the poor families of lawyers.
the comments are great:
What his niece doesn't know is that her rich uncle paid for those people to come in and do her landscaping.
Hope she can keep up with the mortgage payments!
Posted by starsandgarters on May 11, 2012 at 12:52 PM
Backyard Bombardier 2
This is the best he can do?
"Oh I understand how people struggle. Why my poor niece had to get her neighbours to help her landscape her home and install her sprinkler system so the neighbourhood association wouldn't write her a stern letter!"
Next week he'll tell us how they all pitched in to throw her a good old fashioned backyard pool raising.
Posted by Backyard Bombardier on May 11, 2012 at 12:53 PM
It's all very Ayn Rand: We are great when we get together to do great things as a corporation or as a few friends or neighbors. We are evil when we get together on a larger scale, i.e. at the scale of government, unless it's for law enforcement or the military. No rationale is ever given for this.
Posted by Mr. J on May 11, 2012 at 12:56 PM
I wouldn't be so quick to assume it's a true story. Like how he and his dad watched MLK march...
Posted by JonnoN on May 11, 2012 at 12:56 PM
"One time, my niece was poor, or at least was in danger of slipping from the upper middle class into the depraved depths of the merely middle class. I didn't help her, but it made me sad."
Good job, Mitt.
Posted by balderdash http://introverse.blogspot.com on May 11, 2012 at 12:56 PM
Unregistered Comment on May 11, 2012 at 12:57 PM 6
Well, all he had to do was send her a check with 20% of what he makes in any given day, and she would have had the nicest yard in town, and the bills paid for several months.
But hey, why not let the poorer folks pay for it, right Mitt?
Posted by Theodore Gorath on May 11, 2012 at 12:59 PM
Posted by moonme on May 11, 2012 at 1:02 PM
And that one anecdote proves why we have to slash Social Security and privatize Medicare.
Don't worry, your neighbors will chip in to pay for your chemotherapy.
Posted by Proteus on May 11, 2012 at 1:02 PM
Unregistered Comment on May 11, 2012 at 1:06 PM 10
I grew up poor. Our neighborhood didn't have an association, let alone rules about landscaping. I have no pity for anyone in this story except for the guy in the NG who had to go to war.
Posted by ScienceNerd on May 11, 2012 at 1:06 PM
Ditto. Where was his poor niece's uncle while this was happening?
And a sprinkler system? A SPRINKLER SYSTEM?!?
"She doesn't have the money to do the landscaping, to pay for it."
This is your idea of people who are suffering? People without adequate LANDSCAPING?
Posted by fairly.unbalanced on May 11, 2012 at 1:09 PM
A dirt yard? How did she ever survive? Granted, her husband is gainfully employed (although for the moment at lower pay), and she gets to live in an (ostensibly) nice house in a nice neighborhood, but a dirt yard? What a story of American hardship! What a trooper she must be, no wonder he teared up.
Posted by Hernandez http://hernandezlist.blogspot.com on May 11, 2012 at 1:12 PM
Wait, isn't that what government and government programs are? A group of neighbors coming together to help those who are struggling?
Fancy that. Mitt just made the liberal argument.
Posted by Allyn on May 11, 2012 at 1:12 PM
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 15
At least Romney isn't trying to make us buy exploding battery cars, like the other guy.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://yrihf.com on May 11, 2012 at 1:14 PM
Mitt gets all choked up when anyone gets to avoid paying taxes and full value for work.
Posted by bedipped on May 11, 2012 at 1:20 PM
I had no idea how much the families of attorneys were suffering in this country. Thanks for that perspective, Mitt.
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