The real truth, Mitt Romney lied about how hard it was to file a change of Address form vs. Order a sandwich. MSNBC totally did a hatchet job on Romney’s anecdote:
Discussing how the public sector suffers from a lack of competition, Romney told the audience about an optometrist who wanted to change his address and subsequently received 33 pages of paperwork from the federal government, which begat a months-long bureaucratic nightmare during which the optometrist in question wasn’t receiving his checks. “That’s how government works,” Romney said.
Then, to illustrate the advantages of competition in the private sector, Romney shared an anecdote from his visit to the local WaWa chain store. “I was at WaWas, I went in to order a sandwich. You press a little touchtone keypad — you touch this, touch this, go pay the cashier — there’s your sandwich. It’s amazing. People in the private sector have learned how to compete. It’s time to bring some competition to the federal government.”
MSNBC needs to stop letting daytime TV become a wild west of their broadcast day. They have made me look stupid by putting out stupid as truth. Andrea Mithcell is going to set this straight…I hope.
He’s just a person who’s in some kind of shield of affluence and a lack of empathy. Not “you need a hug” sympathy, but empathy. Some other times of empathy deficits:
In a person’s restaurant, you should go have a chat with the owner and leave things how you found them. And say “thank you for having us”. Over at the coffee shop, don’t joke about being unemployed with unemployed folks. Even if they like it, everyone else may not. At a community center meeting table, don’t criticize the cookies they have just given you. Just grin and bear it.