Friday, November 11, 2011
Today's installment of Tony Carillo's Bliss comic put me immediately in mind of presidential candidate Mitt Romney. People who have been paying close attention to the Occupy movement know that the creation of wealth and the creation of jobs are not the same thing. And when wealth is merely concentrated rather than created, the difference is even greater.
A common sleight of hand in politics, however, is to equate the two. Few politicians have done so as effectively in recent years as Mitt Romney, about whom I have written much on this blog in the past. Most rich people earn their money the old-fashioned way: they got poor people to earn it for them. Romney has taken this a step further. By mastering the liquidation of productive companies, he earns his money from the creation of poor people!