ABC News’ Jon Karl has a video exclusive showing Mitt Romney in 2002 engaging in what fiscal conservatives might call the most obscene behavior possible. This notion that Romney is a fiscal conservative should now be completely blown out of the water.
In a long-forgotten tape from the 2002 Massachusetts governor’s race obtained by ABC News, Mitt Romney is seen touting his Washington connections and his ability to get millions of taxpayer dollars from the federal government.
“I am big believer in getting money where the money is,” Romney says on the video, “The money is in Washington.”
The video, which was surreptitiously shot by Democratic opponents of Romney on Oct. 16, 2002, shows him addressing a group called the New Bedford Industrial Foundation. The Power Point presentation he uses lists ways to improve economic development in Massachusetts, including “boost federal involvement.”
“I want to go after every grant, every project, every department in Washington to assure that we are taking advantage of economic development opportunities,” Romney tells the group.
There’s video of him making these remarks…but oh, there’s more. Who is New Bedford Industrial Foundation? Well, that would be these companies here in Massachusetts. The video of Romney making this speech was in October, 2002, when he was running for Governor of Massachusetts. In fact, it was just a little over two weeks ahead of the election, so what we are essentially seeing in the video is Mitt Romney making campaign promises to bring these companies corporate welfare.
And you wondered why all the rich guys seem to be supporting Romney and Obama? There’s a clue.
How about a little “We the People” for a change? Vote Rick Santorum and say no to crony capitalism.