Recently in the news, the report card of Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has begun to recirculate on the web. It was originally released in 2007 by the Boston Globe and consists of a snapshot of Mitt’s report card from his freshman year of high-school. This report card, dated back to 1961, shows the grades of young Mitt Romney for classes such as English, Elementary Algebra, Biology, French, and Art. After seeing this I thought I would take this post to examine Mitt’s marks and possibly see (in all fun of course) if any connections can be made with the Mitt of today.
Heres a breakdown:
English [ B+ ] - Doing fine work. He can do a lot better.
- “He can do a lot better“. One optimistic teacher to say the least.
Elementary Algebra [ B ] – Mitt started the course with “A” grades. He tended to let up on time spent studying and had a low mark on his last test. He wastes much time in class.
- Hmmm.. the basics of Algebra. Mitt was falling down on marks and wasting time. Time is always valuable when you have a country in need! Wonder how much of our time we will waste if he becomes President?
Biology [ B ] – Mitt shows originality and imagination. He has some trouble with genetics.
- Does he ever! I mean, we already know he’s experienced in creating new titles such as “Mr. Leader”. Just ask Ed Miliband. And that imagination! He’s still got it today; especially with his plans to improve the economic situation in the US by lowering taxes for the wealthy, eliminating mandatory health insurance, and possibly creating another war in the Middle East with Iran! And that genetics issue… well, I could bring up that little comment he made in which he claimed his “Anglo-Saxon” heritage would bring the US closer to Britain if he was President… but I’ll stop there.
French [ C ] – … may have lulled him into a false sense of knowledge…
- Merde! Je suis désolé Mitt! The comment was longer than what I’ve posted but this was the portion that stood out to me the most. After doing well at the beginning, he was “lulled” into a false sense of knowledge! Poor Mitt! But I have to say, he’s been persistent with that false sense of knowledge for some time now! It shows in his understanding of the needs of the average American. That 14% tax rate on his $250 million in investments that continue to grow in offshore accounts is a predicament that most Americans are faced with daily…
Art [ B- ] - Mitt has real ability in painting but he is not as industrious or responsible as he might be.
- Finally, something Mitt has real ability in. Although he lacks in hard work and responsibility, who really needs that today when you can buy your way into the White House? Or export thousands of American jobs overseas in order to increase profits? Let Mitt paint a clear picture of that…
Overall, what I really would like to note is the fact that Mr. Romney will gladly let his freshman report card from high school out into the media spotlight, but has been reluctant to release his tax returns; something that actually holds some weight in his run for President of the United States. So far, he’s been the only nominee since the time of his father not to release all of his records… But why?
Maybe Mitt is afraid to show the American public and media how little he’s paid in taxes when his fortune amounts to millions? With that said I’d like to share a portion of an article from the San Fransisco Gate by Jon Carroll…
“Romney is part of the 1 percent, and the 1 percent have not shown themselves to be patriots. Subprime mortgages ate this nation alive just a few years ago, and subprimes were just a game played by bankers. We have not recovered from the damage they did.”
They wiggled and weaseled and lied their way into immense profits. Enough of their stories have become public that we have some sense of how they went about it – and no confidence at all that they’re not going to keep doing it for as long as they can.”
How much was Romney a part of that? What was he doing with his money during the previous decade? In a blind trust, he says, but there may be a question about how blind it was. In any event, isn’t that a fair question, given how much malfeasance we know existed and still exists? It’s certainly suggestive of something.” (SFGate.com)
Maybe one day soon Mitt will reveal his tax returns and let us into his world of financial fortune and dismiss all these claims. Or maybe we will see how he actually made his millions (although many of us are already aware). I wonder if Mitt ever took any classes on ethics?