When I was a scholarship student in prep school I remember seeing a lower form student emerge from his parent’s top line Benz wearing a luxurious fur coat that would probably fit him for a season or two. I wasn’t jealous or envious of him, but I did despise him because he had such an air of entitlement about him. It was my first exposure to such people and I thought, what had he done to deserve such a coat, and why does he seem so contemptuous of everyone around him who doesn’t have one? Since then, whenever I see such people, I want to put them in the stocks and invite some scamps to swing dead cats at them.
Thus, it is of momentous interest that Willard “Mittens” Romney is a plutomaniac, comes from a family of plutomaniacs, can’t help being a plutomaniac, and will clearly serve the interest of other plutomaniacs to the detriment of everyone else, as Republicans have done since the Reagan Era.
There are millions of people who work with equal focus and persistence, to far less reward than Romney did making deals and issuing pink slips at Bain. Just watch carpenters, electricians, or plumbers at work; they all have focus and persistence and pride in their craftsmanship, and most chaff under contractors who demand they cut corners to save a few bucks. What he has that they lack is ruthlessness, and a sense that they are entitled to more than what they alone can produce.