In 2001, Mitt Romney testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee conerning the “cooperation between federal, state, local and private agencies to address public safety concerns” for the 2002 Olympic Games. Romney lauded and highlighted the important role that federal spending and services played in making the Games possible:
Without question, we simply could not host Games in Salt Lake if it were not for the enormous spending and services of the federal government.
Ironically, yet not surprisingly, Mitt Romney supports President Obama’s belief that nobody achieves greatness without a little help along the way. The Romney campaign has recently been attacking President Obama for supposedly suggesting that American business owners did not actually build their own buisnessess. Of course, President Obama said no such thing; nevertheless, since truthfulness and integrity are of little concern to the Romney campaign, Romney has been spewing misleading rhetoric accusing President Obama of hating our system of American enterprise.
The most telling quote from the President’s frequently misquoted speech is as follows: “If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help.” Mitt Romney affirmed that very sentiment during his testimony before Congress a decade ago. Share this blog post on your social or traditional media sites if you think it is time for Mitt Romney to stop attacking President Obama for saying the same thing Romney himself said ten years ago.