I knew Mitt Romney knew more than he was letting on.
Mitt Romney agrees that to build a business, people need roads, education, fire and police departments, and that we have to pay taxes to support those things.
According to a certain local newspaper as quoted in my previous post In Roxbury, Romney hits Obama’s business message.
In Virginia, Obama’s blunt “you didn’t build that” was accompanied by, “There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive.”
So essentially Romney’s closing remarks amount to “Take that Barack Obama, I agree with what you meant, but not the way you said it.”
Romney even admits that people in government service aren’t created out of thin air. We pay taxes for those people, and he just doesn’t want to do that anymore. As Elizabeth Warren says, he believes, “I’ve got mine paid for by the people who came before me, so why should I fund anymore for the people who come after me? What’s in it for me?”