Romney was asked whether questions dealing with distribution of wealth and power were a matter of jealousy or fairness.
You know, I think it’s about envy. I think it’s about class warfare. When you have a president encouraging the idea of dividing America based on 99 percent versus one percent, and those people who have been most successful will be in the one percent, you have opened up a wave of approach in this country which is entirely inconsistent with the concept of one nation under God. The American people, I believe in the final analysis, will reject it.
And asked if there is any legitimate question one can ask concerning the discrepancy of wealth in America, SilverSpoon had this to say…
I think it’s fine to talk about those things in quiet rooms and discussions about tax policy and the like.
Of course. If there’s no real problem with wealth distribution, then there’s no point in discussing it out in the open, right? Better to relegate talk of that sort to the back rooms where
important rich folk can discuss such matters in private. After all, no point in getting the masses riled up with nonsensical talk which does little more than confuse and anger them. Better to let the little people believe that any talk dealing with the increasing divide between the haves and have-nots is simply one of envy and class warfare.
Nothing there, people. Move along.
- Romney: Any Concern For Income Inequality Is ‘About Envy’ (thinkprogress.org)
- Income Inequality Should be Talked About in “Quiet Rooms” (politicalwire.com)
- Mitt Romney: Questions About Wall Street, Income Inequality Are Driven By ‘Envy’ (huffingtonpost.com)
- Romney Thinks You Envy Him (riehlworldview.com)
- The Just Distribution of Income and Wealth (thinkmarkets.wordpress.com)
- The politics of envy (economist.com)
- Genus Envy (firedoglake.com)