TLP: And What's the Problem?
Bonus: Spelling laziness right
OK, my mind's made up. And the election is still a year away. Who said there was something wrong with being lazy? Certainly not this Lazy Paperboy.
Mitt Romney attacked President Obama on Tuesday for making what Mr. Romney described as “disparaging” remarks about Americans, singling out comments over the weekend in which the president said the United States had gotten “lazy” in trying to attract new business.See, I think Romney is the lazy one here. What Obama said isn't complicated. Of course, Romney spent a good bit of the business career he brags about cutting and outsourcing jobs. That's not to say he's lazy — just check out Romney's finances — but it didn't do much for American business.
“Sometimes I just don’t think that President Obama understands America,” Mr. Romney said on the factory floor of Colite International, which manufactures corporate signs. “Now I say that because this week, or was it last week, he said that Americans are lazy. I don’t think that describes America.”
Mr. Obama, speaking at the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Hawaii on Saturday, told a group of chief executives that the United States had grown complacent, especially when it came to recruiting businesses — although he did not specifically single out citizens as “lazy.”
“We’ve been a little bit lazy over the last couple of decades,” Mr. Obama said. “We’ve kind of taken for granted — ‘Well, people would want to come here’ — and we aren’t out there hungry, selling America and trying to attract new businesses into America.”