Friday, July 27, 2012

Where The Money Is

So if Mitt Romney thinks that government can’t help businesses grow, why did he sell himself as the man who knows how to get money from the government?

In a long-forgotten tape from the 2002 Massachusetts governor’s race obtained by ABC News, Mitt Romney is seen touting his Washington connections and his ability to get millions of taxpayer dollars from the federal government.

“I am big believer in getting money where the money is,” Romney says on the video, “The money is in Washington.”

The video, which was surreptitiously shot by Democratic opponents of Romney on Oct. 16, 2002, shows him addressing a group called the New Bedford Industrial Foundation. The Power Point presentation he uses lists ways to improve economic development in Massachusetts, including “boost federal involvement.”

“I want to go after every grant, every project, every department in Washington to assure that we are taking advantage of economic development opportunities,” Romney tells the group.

Well, for one thing, that was in 2002, back when he was also in favor of reproductive rights and LGBTQ equality, and we all know what happened there.

Ironic that he hates the idea of sending his money to Washington, but he has no problems taking someone else’s money for himself. Sounds like socialism to me.

HT to LGF.