“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Already they have raised up a monied aristocracy that has set the government at defiance. The issuing power (of money) should be taken away from the banks and restored to the people to whom it properly belongs.”
A friend on Facebook posted a link about Dick Cheney and Mitt Romney today, and of course, I had to take a peek. The story dealt with Cheney holding a fundraiser for Romney and barring the media from photographing the two of them together. What stuck out to me in the article, however, was the fact that not only did donors have to pay 1K just to show up, but if you wanted your picture taken with Mittens, you had to cough up $10,000.
What is Romney’s obsession with $10,000? I’ve heard “a picture is worth a thousand words,” but never, “if you want my ugly mug, you’d better come up with 10 grand.” The now famous number for Romney screams narcissism, as well as the inability to effectively fundraise. I’ve never heard Ron Paul say, “If you want your picture taken with me, I need some cash.” In fact, many friends of mine have had their picture taken with Dr. Paul, for FREE. Check out this one of my Dad and Ron Paul:
(Ron Paul and Tom Clark)
Of course, we all know about Romney’s now infamous gaffe at the Iowa GOP debate: betting Rick Perry $10,000 that he wasn’t for the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare/Romneycare. Way to go, Mittens: make an outrageous bet in a state that has counties that sit at the highest unemployment rates that they have had in history. No wonder Santorum trounced you the first time…and he’s not even Iowa’s brand of crazy.
Let’s examine that bet, shall we? Perry initially told Romney, “I read your first book and in it you said that your mandate in Massachusetts should be the model for the country. And I know it came out of the reprint of the book, but you know, I’m just saying, you were for individual mandates, my friend.”
Romney’s response: “You know what? You’ve raised that before, Rick…and you’re wrong. I’ll tell you what, $10, 000 bucks? $10, 000 bet?”
Romney is willing to wholeheartedly accept the ruling by the Supreme Court, without any challenge. “….the majority of the court said it’s a tax,and therefore it’s a tax.They have spoken. There’s no way around that.” Thomas Jefferson would be rolling in his grave…what kind of country have we become that we blindly accept rulings that we don’t agree with? “I said that I agreed with the dissent, and the dissent made it very clear that they thought it was unconstitutional, ” added Romney. “But the dissent lost-it’s in the minority.”
I have to send kudos out to Iowa’s chair, A.J. Spiker, as well as National Committeeman Steve Scheffler and former National Committeewoman Kim Lehman for refusing to sign a pledge to support Romney at the national convention at an event in Scottsdale, AZ, earlier this year. That pledge was the deciding factor that allowed people to have their picture taken with the former governor of MA. Way to stick to your principles, Iowa! We can’t be bought here in the Heartland; definitely not for a photo-op.
It’s no wonder that Romney’s biggest financial supporters in this race continue to be large corporations and banks; coincidentally, the same donors that are giving big money to Obama. While Ron Paul…”the enemy”, receives his largest donations from individuals in the U. S. military. We can certainly see where Romney’s priorities lie….he sees dollar signs, not people.
My question for you, readers, is who will you side with in November? The folks that fight for your freedom, or the big money hustlers? I would bet you $10, 000 (if I had it) that I am not going to stand on the side of a RINO.
Think about it.
“The Federal Reserve banks are one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever seen. There is not a man within the sound of my voice who does not know that this nation is run by international bankers.”
Congressman Louis T. McFadden (P.A.)