Mitt Romney’s newly released ad titled, “Obama’s misery index” showing another struggling American trying to obtain employment is
highly questionable a lie.
Mitt Romney, who is hoping to get the GOP Presidential nomination, made a recent statement, “I’m also unemployed” but he’s actually worth several hundred million dollars.
Voters should question the Republican definition of ‘struggling’ after several GOPers recently have claimed to be scraping by, on far more than an average American makes — some of us, won’t see that amount of money in an entire lifetime.
Ryan King, the ‘struggling’ guy, who claims to be an unemployed college graduate with only $3 to his name, surviving on baloney, is not telling the entire truth.
Greg Sargent reports on King’s inconsistencies:
In 2009, King was identified in the local press as the vice treasurer for the Midland County Young Republicans. He seems to have been a local Republican activist since; his Facebook page shows him partying away at the 2011 state GOP convention.
King’s employment history is also unclear. As late as May, he boasted on his Facebook page of getting a job at Quality Marketing Enterprise in Midland, as a marketing accounts rep. “Got the job, booya!!!” he exclaimed.
An employee at Quality Marketing tells me King no long works at the company. But he seems to have gotten a job since. If you listen to the video, at one point he says: “Right now I have about $3 to my name before I cash my paycheck tomorrow.”
Unemployment is a dire issue, but to utilize an activist for an ad attack against the president in regards to the economy only proves that the Republican definition of ‘struggling’ is not in Webster’s dictionary.
In one part of the ad, King states he can’t find a job, then in another he claims he has only $3 until he cashes his paycheck. Didn’t Romney’s camp scrutinize this ad over before releasing it, or at the very least, glance at it?
King is a Republican activist and there’s nothing wrong with activism, but let’s not go the James O’Keefe route – surely there are struggling Americans who can step up. For example, seniors who are being asked to sacrifice, while millionaires and billionaires are given generous tax cuts.
Unions, the middle class and the poor, are all asked to sacrifice while Republicans attempt to take away collective bargaining rights which is the only tool they have to keep workers’ rights intact.
Medicare is on the chopping block, so let’s video tape an American that is 54 years old that has paid into Medicare for a lifetime and has no other health care — but will lose his or her benefits at the age of 55 if this paid into service is eradicated because of the economic apocalyptic scenario Republican politicians have been portraying — while the rich remain protected — while Republicans try to get even more tax breaks for corporations that send jobs to China.
But, apparently the economy is so dire, that we need to ask only the needy to sacrifice.
King could always work the crops in Georgia where the tough new anti-immigration law has driven away undocumented workers, so much so that the crops are ruined.
He can earn up to $8.00 an hour working in 100% humidity, but at least there will be no undocumented workers to be found, or any others for that matter because no one else wants the job.
But, his ‘struggles’ will be over.