August 11, 2012

Romney and the Bus Driver

In Romney's speech in my home county today, he made the following comment on Obama's so-called "you didn't build that" speech:

"If a kid makes the honor roll, I know they needed a bus to get to school, but I don't credit the bus driver for the kid's good grades."

Ok sure. But if you cut school budgets so the bus driver isn't paid as much and gut her access to health care and social welfare, her kid is going to have a much harder time making honor roll, and her work will have ended up helping primarily the people who already had resources to support their hard work. Why shouldn't she get some of the credit, and thus expect some of the support back?

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