The Makers v the Moochers: The Word of Ayn Rand from the Mouths of Her Disciples

The Romney campaign has quit pretending and is merely reading from the pages of Ayn Rand who excoriated the “moochers” in both her fiction and non-fiction.

President of the United States?  Nope.  Merely of the Makers.  Though of course Mr. Romney has his ideas twisted like  cold spaghetti in last week’s bowl.

He has told us time and time again that the name of the game is to pay few taxes; now he is blaming those who have succeeded?

47% have paid no taxes!  And I still have to pay 13%? The nerve!

The problem is that this 47% has its hand out for government largess?  Were there any Lockheed execs in that room?  Was he talking about them?

In 2010 60% of Lockheed sales were to the Department of Defense:  $35.9 billion!

If you look at purchases for the entire government from Lockheed Martin, the percent of sales goes up to 85%

Romney is incensed because of the increase of government dependency — but not a word about the enormous increases in weapons procurment:

A March 2009 report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the total acquisition costs of the Pentagon’s 96 major weapons programs had grown by 25% over their lifetime. Further, 42% of these programs had each experienced cost growth of more than 25%

As to the Rand/Romney/Ryan claim that Capital Makes and Labor Mooches, the NY Times lead editorial has it right:  it is Marxism stood on its head:

 When you think of class warfare, you probably think of inciting anger, resentment and jealousy among the have-nots against the haves. That’s what Mr. Romney has accused Mr. Obama of doing, but those charges have always been false. The truth is that Mr. Romney has been trying to incite the anger of a small slice of the richest Americans who need no government assistance but get it anyway, against the working poor, older Americans, the disabled workers and veterans, and even a significant chunk of middle-class Americans.

 

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