Daily Archives: October 1, 2012

Let’s test Romney’s claims about the 47% by offering the unemployed jobs

By William Black
(Cross posted at Benzinga.com & Huffington Post)

I have explained how Governor Romney and Representative Ryan have self-destructed because they have followed Charles Murray’s demands that the wealthy denounce working class Americans’ supposed refusal to take personal responsibility for their lives by refusing to work.  Murray is the far right’s leading intellectual.  Murray’s Myth is that the wealthy are rich because they are morally superior to the lazy poor and that the poor are not employed because they are lazy.  Murray’s explanation for his support for Governor Romney says it all:  “Who better to be president of the greatest of all capitalist nations than a man who got rich by being a brilliant capitalist?” Continue reading