Mitt Romney, in his finite wisdom, pointed out that Obama is using the politics of envy. “It’s a very envy-oriented, attack-oriented approach and I think it will fail.” So, if you want corporations and the 1% to pay their fair share of taxes, and you’re in favor of jobs bills and regulating “too big to fail” banks, you are doing so because you are envious of Romney and the 1%. I am envious as well.
1. I am envious of the 1% because I, too, want to buy companies and send jobs overseas.
2. I am envious of Romney because I also want to lie and change my mind whenever it’s politically expedient.
3. Ignorance is bliss, and I am not nearly as blissful as Mitt Romney, whom I envy.
4. I envy Romney because I, too, would like to be able to say one day, “Then, I get speaker’s fees from time to time, but not very much,” in reference to earning $374,327.62 in speaking fees from February 2010 to February 2011.
5. I am envious because I would also like to be able to joke like Romney about “fearing a pink slip” while knowing I had millions in the bank and daddy’s millions to back me up.
7. I am envious of the 1% because I wish I could buy elected officials and write legislation for Congress.
8. I envy the Koch brothers because I wish I could fund a political movement like the Tea Party and get candidates elected under that banner to cut social programs while keeping my taxes low.
9. I envy BP, Exxon and other massive polluters who can make hundreds of billions off of energy and then only pay a couple of billion dollars in fines when our “mistakes” destroy a coastline.
10. I envy the mega corporations that have had the joy of laying off thousands of workers (like Romney has, that lucky dog!) and sending the jobs overseas under the aegis of free market capitalism.
12. I envy the 1% who have skillfully gotten their lackeys into Congress who in turn blame the 99% for being poor and unemployed.
13. I envy the 1% because when they screw up, somebody else pays.
Romney is right; it’s envy that motivates people to criticize the 1%, not justice, equality, common sense, humanism and compassion.