This explained to me exactly what is wrong with republicans, specifically Mitt Romney
I have to say, when I first read this quote, from Edward Conard of Bain Capital in his new book “Unintended Consequences” the first thing I wondered was why the fuck someone would put this in writing, and then publish it under their own name. And then I realized its because these people aren’t ashamed of thoughts like these. This is how people like Mitt Romney think.
"Lets not kid ourselves about just how cheap offshore labor really is. We not only pay substantially less per hour, we also avoid the costs we would incur if these workers immigrated here. We don’t pay for their medical expenses when they show up in the emergency room without insurance. We don’t pay for their pension costs if they don’t save for retirement. We don’t pay for their children’s public education. Nor do we pay for their out-of-wedlock children, their unemployment benefits and workers’ compensation, their slips and fall torts, their wear and tear on our public infrastructure, and the cost of their drunk driving, drug use and other crimes."
“The worst illiterate is the political illiterate, he doesn’t hear, doesn’t speak, nor participates in the political events. He doesn’t know the cost of life, the price of the beans, the fish, the flour, the rent, the shoes and the medicine, all depend on political decisions. The political illiterate is so stupid that he is proud and swells his chest saying that he hates politics. The imbecile doesn’t know that, from his political ignorance is born the prostitute, the abandoned child, and the worst of all thieves, the bad and corrupted politician, lackey of the national and multinational companies.”—