Martin Bashir got the ball rolling on Romney’s offshore bank accounts the other day. I thought to myself, why aren’t more people talking about these accounts? Liberals should be outraged, and conservatives should be equally disgusted. It’s absolutely not acceptable for an American politician to keep money banked elsewhere. It’s down right insulting!
The conservatives and the anti-Immigrant crowd, well, for the sake of argument, let’s call them the pro “legal immigration” crowd, should be equally outraged. They complain about the “illegals” coming here to work and then shipping their money out of the country to Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador etc. Yet, they are completely silent when it comes to Romney’s offshore bank accounts. If that isn’t the height of hypocrisy, I don’t know what is.
Can you imagine knowing that your president has his money in a foreign country because he doesn’t have faith in his own country. Well, some would argue that it’s because he wants to pay less taxes on his money, less penalties, and not have to divulge his true worth to the American public.
But let’s use the conservative argument, why don’t we? It’s simply un-American! Continuing with the conservative talking points: He must hate this country. He would rather put his money in a country that will provide him anonymity and a tax shelter, than keep it here in our good old American banks. Can this guy be trusted? After all, he must have learned quite a bit about gaming the system from those socialist Europeans in France when he did his two and a half year mission for the Mormon church as he avoided his duty to this country by dodging the draft using his religion as an excuse to avoid serving in our armed forces. Keep in mind that Romney was 21 years old! These are the years in which you are the most influenced, and those years in which your life is shaped forever, and he spent them in Europe.
Looking at a small excerpt from Time Magazine written by Vivienne Walt, we get a perspective of what Romney was to become.
Romney was left in charge of the mission, relocating from the small Bordeaux town where he was stationed to the Mormon residence in Paris’ wealthy 16th district, a large house with chandeliers, servants and an art collection.
Continuing with the conservative argument: So we have here a politician who was at first a chicken Hawk, then became trained as a socialist in a European country in the lap of luxury, who later returned to the U.S. to educate himself at the best schools, to use that education to get his foot in the wall street door, to train and ultimately become one of the best corporate raiders this country has seen, in order to profit hugely, and send those profits to offshore accounts to game our tax system, and, because he doesn’t have faith in our American banks.
So, once again, I ask, where is the conservative outrage? This guy represents everything a conservative despises, right down to a socialist style health care, the “Bay State Health Care Act”, aka Romneycare that he created as governor of Massachusetts.
The problem with conservatives is glaringly obvious. They are not about what’s best for this country, they are about whatever opposes the other party. That’s evident by their desire to elect as President, the son of a Mexican, who was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, who avoided fighting for this country, and who is now gaming our tax system with offshore accounts.
I have just one more question for these hypocrites that call themselves conservatives and members of the Grand Old Party, at what point did you abandon your ideals, principles, and values to support a European molded, Chicken Hawk elite who was in fact the harbinger for Obamacare?
Carlos E. Galindo is a radio talk show host & political analyst conducting radio shows in both English and Spanish on four radio stations in Arizona. Mr. Galindo is a weekly contributor to KPFK 98.7 FM Los Angeles and W60 AM Radio, Los Angeles, San Diego and has appeared on CNN, Univision and Telemundo as a political analyst. Mr. Galindo is also an Op-Ed columnist on Prensa Hispana and the Tucson Citizen in Arizona. Carlos Galindo is President and founder of the Immigrant Advocacy Foundation, Inc.