Mitt Romney reaches into his deep pockets and gives supporter needed cash

Ruth Williams said God told her to follow Mitt Romney’s bus. God must have also told her to ask the candidate for some money. Romney gave the impoverished supporter $50 or $60 dollars. This was a very nice gesture, but I hope he has deep pockets because there are a million hard luck stories on the way to the White House. There has to be a real solution to the problem and throwing a few bucks at it is like putting your finger on the whole in the boat. It will keep the water out for a while, but eventually that water is coming in like a flood.

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  • leathersammie  On January 15, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Giving money to the poor? Oh look! He must be a socialist!

    • elogam  On January 15, 2012 at 11:41 pm

      No. A socialist would be generous with SOMEONE ELSE’S money….

  • elogam  On January 15, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    This is the PERFECT example of how charity is SUPPOSED to work. Taking care of those less fortunate than us is a PERSONAL responsibility, not a GOVERNMENT one. Each of us should give out of our own desire to help, in the manner in which we deem most appropriate. Studies have shown that civilizations which have large social safety nets are the less giving on a personal level. Of course that makes sense; everyone feels it’s the government’s job to take care of the needy. When government gets into the charity business, it’s inefficient. They cannot discern who needs what and how much. As a result they paint with a broad brush, giving indiscriminately. Someone who just needs a bit of encouragement–or a swift kick in the backside–gets the same as someone who is truly destitute and needs a plethora of services. An individual can look someone in the eye and say, “You’re 18 and you have three children by two different fathers. You need to make some changes in your life or you’re not going to make it! I can help you, but you need to WANT to change.” Social Services cannot do that; they have a quaint notion that it would be “judgmental” to tell someone like that what they need to know.

    Don’t be surprised that Romney reached into his pocket to help someone. The only surprise here is that he allowed it to become public knowledge.

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