Posted by jclarkbaker on 7/26/2012 5:23:00 PM (view original):
Did he say the Brits "didn't build that"?
“I have learned from my Olympic experience that if you have people who really understand how Washington works and have personal associations there you can get money to help build economic development opportunities,” Romney says.
“We actually received over $410 million from the federal government for the Olympic games. That is a huge increase over anything ever done before and we did that by going after every agency of government,” he says.
“She said, ‘Why don’t I get the Department of Education to buy tickets to the Paralympics so that high school and grade school kids can go to the Paralympics?’ She literally got, I believe the number was over $1 million from the Department of Education, funding to buy tickets for kids,” Romney said. “This way we got kids there and we also got additional revenues that we wouldn’t have had. That kind of creativity I want to bring to everything we do.”
Yep...even the things he touts as evidence of his personal success, he did not accomplish without government help.
The conservative image of the rugged individualist who accomplishes everything wholly on their own and without help is a myth.