Simply put, if I had Romney’s bucks I’d be doing as much as I could to keep as much for myself as possible too. And this is really what capitalism is all about. It’s not about funding an elite ruling class’ desire to win votes through porcine projects as though they play some sort of twisted Robin Hood role. It’s about building wealth, which builds jobs, which builds wealth. I’d far rather trust my resources to the resourcefulness of Romney than to the irresponsible authorities who have proven that they are utterly incapable of handling it in an equitable manner.
To be clear, this is not an endorsement of Romney. Rather, it’s an attempt to point out how inconsistent, hypocritical and biased the media can be when it comes to reporting on the morality or ethics of those in the public eye. Romney has proven to be a shrewd businessman. As long as he’s done so honestly, my hat’s off to him. We could use shrewd businessmen in politics, rather than lawyers who spend more time figuring out how to control and tax the citizenry than how to serve them for the good of the nation as a whole.
J. Keith Johnson’s Austrian and libertarian perspectives on current socioeconomic and geopolitical affairs are fueled by his insatiable desire to both discover and share the truth. A Goldco Direct affiliate, you’ll find his commentary on The Gold Informant website, as well as various Internet financial and news sites.