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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Romney Justifies Oppression Due to Their Inferior Culture

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Comments by GLENN ROBINSON

I shouldn't be surprised.

Mr. Romney's attitude is a continuation of common European attitudes that have been around for hundreds of years.

Mr. Romney apparently measures people's worth by their salary. And apparently he would rather not take responsibility to help his neighbors, so he labels them as inferior. And no he's not racist - he's just thinks some cultures are better than others.

My article title sounds like an Onion article, but listen to what Romney says:

Transcript from The Wall Street Journal:
"Earlier, before he departed Israel, Mr. Romney pointed out Israel’s brighter economic prospects compared with its Palestinian neighbors and suggested culture may have something to do with Israel’s success.

“As you come here and you see the GDP per capita, for instance, in Israel which is about $21,000, and compare that with the GDP per capita just across the areas managed by the Palestinian Authority, which is more like $10,000 per capita, you notice such a dramatically stark difference in economic vitality,” he told a group of donors gathered at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem. He added: “And that is also between other countries that are near or next to each other: Chile and Ecuador, Mexico and the United States.”

But Mr. Romney’s figures underestimated the actual gap between the economies. Per capita gross domestic product stood at $31,400 for Israel last year, while Palestinians’ per capita GDP was $1,500 in 2010, according to an April 2012 World Bank report, which attributed the figure to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics." source