In a long column about Mitt the Flip’s bid to appear relevant, Dick Polman highlights the double-standard of Republican economic theory.
Romney employs a double standard, and he still doesn’t see it. In his rarefied world, government policies that help the “minority populations” and “lower incomes” are, by definition, gifts – whereas, government policies that help people like him are, by definition, wise. If Obama reaps votes by offering Obamacare, that’s like using “a bunch of money” to buy votes. But when a Republican candidate – like Romney in 2012 – reaps votes from affluent white people and corporate types by proposing lower tax rates, by defending their tax loopholes and deductions, and by offering perks to special interests like the fossil fuel industry…well, to Romney, that’s not buying votes, that’s patriotism.
Of course he doesn’t see it.
Persons with double standards apply them to themselves, as well as to others.
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