Monday, May 21, 2012

Bust Out Mitt

Remember when Tony Soprano was explaining the Bust Out* racket to a victim who thought the Sopranos were his friends? Tony illustrated it with an old African folk tale of the frog & scorpion, where the scorpion hitches a ride across a river on the frog's back, stings the frog anyway, & as they both sink the frog asks "Why did you do it when you said you wouldn't?"  The scorpion replies, "It's my nature." Think of Mitt Romney as a Tony Soprano engaged in massive, legal Bust Out rackets through Bain, & having the nature of the scorpion. The scorpion may have believed it was telling the truth when it said it wouldn't sting the frog, the way Romney always seems to believe he's telling the truth when facts contradict him.

How Mitt spends his money isn't the issue. People spend their money in all kinds of damned fool ways. Mitt's "nature" is in how he makes money, & to that end he doesn't give a crap whether or not you have a job. He'll bust you right out of it, just like Tony, if the opportunity is there.

Thanks to everyone who already used the Tony Soprano Bust Out comparison. I thought I could state it more succinctly.

*In a bust-out scheme, the identity and credit line of a business are used to obtain loans and goods with no intention of repayment. In some instances, businesses are created for this sole purpose; in others, legitimate businesses are acquired  and used for the fraud.


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