I’m sorry, but this whole Willard Romney speaking at the NAACP convention thing bothers me to no end. The fact this man clearly represents the interests of the one percent and has NEVER enacted any policies that would benefit minorities means someone is giving him a chance to pander to a group he cares nothing for. I suppose it’s tradition, as George W. Bush did speak there in 2000. After his performance during Hurricane Katrina, does anyone doubt Kanye West’s statement: “George Bush doesn’t care about black people”? I’ve got news for you, neither does the biggest pandering liar on Earth, Willard M. Romney.
Deeply rooted in the Mormon scriptures is the concept of the Mark of Cain which existed from 1849-1978. Bear in mind, Willard, after dodging the draft in the 1960’s and zipping off to wine country in Bordeaux, France to convert a bunch of Catholics to his cult, believed this firmly until age thirty-one.
The Mormon Church, which is the single most definitive character component Willard possesses, has a history of discrimination towards African Americans, among other non-whites. Like the banning of polygamy before it, the LDS church’s views on racism “evolved” when it was no longer de riguer to discriminate so unbelievably blatantly.
It seems Willard’s tax policy is not exactly complimentary to Black Americans. According to a 2007 data from the Federal Reserve’s Survey of Consumer Finances and the Tax Policy Center’s tax table, the income cutoff to be a part of the top one percent was $646,195. Blacks comprise 13.6 percent of the U.S. population according to the 2010 Census, but account for only 1.4 percent of the top one percent of households by income. Whites are the overwhelming majority of the top one percent of households by income, comprising 96.2 percent. Willard claims cutting taxes for these people will create jobs, but we all know that’s patently false. His plan does absolutely zero to help combat high unemployment in the Black community.
Willard is very much against ending the Bush tax cuts on people like himself who make well in excess over tens of millions of dollars every year. In fact, just by eliminating the estate tax, President Romney would divert tens of billions of dollars currently destined for the United States Treasury into the bank accounts of the richest families in America. Just what they need. More wealth, in the midst of privatizing Social Security and Medicare. These über rich Americans would receive tax “relief” to the tune of over $250,000 per year. Is this what the NAACP is advocating? I doubt it.
Willard’s stance on wealth redistribution is not the only thing that should offend NAACP convention-goers. How about this tidbit: Until the 1970s hospitals with connections to the LDS church, including LDS Hospital, Primary Children’s and Cottonwood Hospitals in Salt Lake City, McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, and Utah Valley Hospital in Provo, kept separate the blood donated by blacks and whites. Essentially, until Willard was thirty-one, he’d probably have received a transfusion, if needed, with “White Blood” as mandated by the church. That’s stunning. I seriously doubt such institutionalized and culturally fostered racism is something Romney has overcome. When questioned about his faith and perhaps a few of the LDS doctrinal inconsistencies, Willard simply evokes his right to privacy. He says, “I’m not going to discuss my faith.”
Sorry, buddy, but your faith is riddled with discrimination towards Black people. Someone needs to make you answer the questions, what do you, Willard, in your heart, believe is just? Are you going to kick millions off Medicare and Medicaid? Do you really think the Ryan Budget is a fair treatment of the largely poor minority community? I really wish someone would force him to answer. I hope the folks at the NAACP don’t give him a free pass on these issues, but I’m not holding my breath.