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Really, you can't make this up. http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/mr-romneys-money-problem/2012/10/05/0a59b42e-0bf7-11e2-97a7-45c05ef136b2_story.htmlMr. Romney’s money problemRegarding the Sept. 30 front-page article “Romney’s money trap”:Mitt Romney asked a contractor (perhaps a small business) for an estimate to construct a walkway. When he learned what it would cost, he decided to build it himself with his sons’ help. In this one action, Mr. Romney unwittingly displayed who he really is.When my husband and I faced a similar construction project for our home, we did the calculations. We looked at the cost of the raw goods, the amount of time it would take us and our lack of professionalism in this arena. The economy was very bad then (2009), and we decided that we were fortunate enough to be able to pay someone to do the work. We did what every reasonable homeowner does: We got three estimates, then hired the firm we thought would do the work best and at the fairest price. (Note that I didn’t say cheapest. Fair includes a measure of quality.) We watched as three young men worked hard over several days, earning their paychecks and giving us something we wanted in return. But by taking the little step of moving money from our bank account to that of the small business, we helped at least three people stay in their jobs (at least for the duration of our project), we received something in return, and we are all better off as a result.Is my bank account fatter as a result? No, of course not. That’s what’s wrong with Mr. Romney. He thinks that having all the money in his account — and cheating people out of jobs — is a winning proposition.
Those that have money in the bank most likely kept it there by not spending it on something they could do for themselves.Makes no difference what the cost. A penny saved is a penny earned. A long forgotten statement in today's society.As an owner of a handyman company, it would surprise you to see how many jobs we do that the occupier of the house could physically do for themselves.
Illuminator is a good poster. He sticks to his guns and makes good points. Some don\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t like that.
Our government is usually willing to let predators loose on the consumer, provided the consumer is dumb enough to be willing and the politicians get their cut.