Mitt Romney wants it both ways: money talk when it’s brought up by the Obama campaign or reporters is bad. Romney won’t tell us what spending he would cut to balance the budget in his economic plan and Romney scolds everyone and says all this money talk beginning with everyone else is for private, “quiet rooms”:
To sum up, for the video impaired: Romney thinks gripes about income inequality reflect nothing but envy, and that such topics should only be discussed in “quiet rooms.” What Romney is saying is, maybe we can debate income inequality and the abuses of Wall Street, if you insist on it, but it’s nothing to get upset about.
When Romney talks about money, he vigorously states that we should implicitly accept that he knows what’s best for the economy because of the nature of his tenure at Bain capital:
My whole life has been learning to lead, from my parents, to my education, to the experience I had in the private sector, to helping run the Olympics, and then of course helping guide a state. Those experiences in totality have given me an understanding of how America works and how the economy works. Twenty five years in business, including business with other nations, competing with companies across the world, has given me an understanding of what it is that makes America a good place to grow and add jobs, and why jobs leave America – why businesses decide to locate here, and why they decide to locate somewhere else. What outsourcing causes – what it’s caused by, rather. I understand, for instance, how to read a balance sheet. I happen to believe that having been in the private sector for twenty-five years gives me a perspective on how jobs are created – that someone who’s never spent a day in the private sector, like President Obama, simply doesn’t understand.
It’s clear what Romney is saying is that this money talks is not for the rest of us.