LOS ANGELES, July 13, 2012 — The newest attack on hard worker Mitt Romney by the Dilettante-in-Chief involves the war on Swiss bank accounts.
President Obama has demanded that Governor Romney disclose his Swiss holdings despite their complete legality. Governor Romney has not been accused of any wrongdoing, while the most transparent administration in history is mired in corruption scandals ranging from Fast and Furious to Solyndra to Obamacare kickbacks.
Yet the real story about these accounts gets to the heart of what liberals believe about America and foreign investment. The new leftist talking points state that people who invest in Swiss bank accounts don’t believe in America. Patriotic people would invest in America, not in other nations.
Even by anti-business standards, this line of attack is idiocy. Governor Romney has every legal right to place his money that he earned wherever he pleases. More importantly, he absolutely should invest overseas.
America is becoming a terrible place to do business. Our tax rates are sky-high, and no amount of feel-good platitudes can change this.
If liberals truly want to see trillions of dollars flow back into the United States, then lower American tax rates immediately.
What is unpatriotic is forcing people to buy an inferior product or service on it just because the label says “American.” The days when that label meant superiority are long gone.
It was never unpatriotic to buy Japanese cars. It was not treasonous or anti-union to avoid the garbage being produced in Detroit. What was anti-American was giving higher wages and benefits to American workers who produced inferior cars, all the while attacking Americans for having the nerve to want better quality.
Just because President Obama throws his (taxpayer) money down a sewer full of rats like Solyndra does not mean Mitt Romney is required to do the same. The fact that Governor Romney understands this is precisely why he is a successful investor and President Obama is a failed one.
Successful investors are rational. They do not allocate money based on emotion or ideology.
If liberals would stop trying to tax every dollar that successful people earn, those successful people would not have to place their money overseas to begin with.
Governor Romney is not hiding from Uncle Sam. He is keeping his legally earned gains away from Nanny Obama.
The best way to reduce the number of Swiss bank accounts is to make American bank accounts more attractive. Excessive regulations and confiscatory tax rates have done nothing to prevent fraud. The unintended consequences have seen capital leave the United States for better opportunities.
Mitt Romney has accurately pointed out regarding Barack Obama that “to understand how to create jobs, it helps to have had a job.”
Barack Obama over the course of his life has never had to meet a payroll, balance a company budget, or engage in any business functions of any kind. His entire life is theoretical. That is why his lips can wax poetic about “innovation” and moving “forward” while his deeds strangle the American economy in a death grip.
A person would have to be crazy to put all their eggs in one basket. They would have to be even crazier to put it in a basket controlled by a financial manager with no financial or managerial skills.
Mitt Romney’s Swiss bank accounts are a solution, not the problem.
Destructive American policies are the problem. Barack Obama liberals directly responsible for keeping the American economy crippled are the last people on the planet who should ever criticize sensible businesspeople like Mitt Romney from making sensible decisions.
Swiss bank accounts are the tip of the iceberg. More Americans than ever are investing in commodities, gold and silver bullion, and foreign mutual funds. The smart money is called that for a reason. The deniers plod along insisting that United States savings accounts with their negative investment return after taxes and inflation is worthy of American investment.
To the Obama shills who believe in higher taxes, follow the advice of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
“Shut up and write a check.”
Then leave decent, hard-working, productive Americans like Mitt Romney and the rest of us alone.
Brooklyn born, Long Island raised, and now living in Los Angeles, Eric Golub is a politically conservative columnist, blogger, author, public speaker, satirist and comedian.
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