"Rather than heeding the false promise of a government-dominated economy, Poland sought to stimulate innovation, attract investment, expand trade, and live within its means," Romney said in a speech in Warsaw. "Your success today is a reminder that the principles of free enterprise can propel an economy and transform a society."and:
In Warsaw, Romney heaped praise on Poland, saying that it "empowered the individual, lifted the heavy hand of government, and became the fastest-growing economy in all of Europe."
Like with many things Romney says, he managed to neglect several, slightly important little details about Poland. Details such as:
- The government provides families with $300 for every baby Polish mommies pop out.
- The government fully funds State university education.
- Poland has government expenditure as a percentage of GDP being 44%, as opposed to 41% in the U.S.
- Oh, and Poland also has universal health care.
This is really sloppy work, Mitt. Again, your campaign staff isn't competent enough to browse wikipedia for a few minutes before writing your speeches? Trust me, it'll save you a lot of aggravation in the long run.
But hey, it's not like you guys will listen to someone who's only trying to look out for you, so whatever. I look forward to Romney saying something like Afghanistan's biggest problem is that it's too secular.
Just kidding. Romney doesn't give a shit about Afghanistan.
Update: Oh and one more thing, Poland is not "living within its means" if one defines that by not having any debt whatsoever. Their debt to GDP ration is 55%. Better luck next crime, Mitt.