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The Real Reason Scout Prouty Leaked the Famous Romney "47%" Video - It Was Over Romney Profiting from Slave Labor

Prouty didn't shoot the video because he wanted the goods on Romney. He was just making a souvenir, like his pictures of Bill Clinton shaking hands with the staff at another event. It was only when Romney talked about going to China to buy a factory "back in my private equity days" that he knew he had something explosive on his hands.

Romney told the room that the factory employed 20,000 young women in their teens and twenties, living 12 to a room in triple bunk beds, 10 rooms sharing one little bathroom, working long hours for a "pittance." The factory was surrounded by barbed wire and guard towers. "And we said gosh, I can't believe that you, you know, keep these girls in. And they said, no, no, no. This is to keep other people from coming in. Because people want so badly to work in this factory that we have to keep them out."

Willard is despicable and this proves it. Stuff like this is why so many liberty movement supporters didn't vote for him. It's pretty galling how little respect mainstream politicians have for human life, and makes me wonder what the next wave of GOP-pimped establishment candidates (such as Rubio) are hiding.

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The direction of the fence makes all the difference

If the people are indeed trapped and slave labor then it's immoral. Slavery is slavery.

If the people are there because, indeed, they would rather work in a factory than back breaking subsistence farming or unemployment, then there's nothing wrong with it.

In the former case they should be freed to pursue whatever ends they would prefer.

In the latter case it is immoral to remove their best available option and relegate them to a worse situation by the only person whose opinion on the matter counts, themselves.

Hard to imagine anyone would

Hard to imagine anyone would rather work in those factory conditions than as a farmer.

Don't have to imagine. People

Don't have to imagine. People in every developed country worked in factories while society created the wealth so their children could afford better conditions. Step by step capital was built up so that you couldn't lure workers into factories unless they were ever safer, ever better paying, ever more productive which in turn increased capital.

Unless they are kept there at gunpoint they are choosing it. Idiot hispters think they are helping the poor chinese worker by not buying those products, when in fact, if their boycotts actually had effect, it would be to put those workers into worse situations.

romney guilty of worse crimes

what about drug money laundering and assassination hit squads of south america funding.

what about infidelity , intelligence agencies have this information audio and visual.

romney was bad news yall, he would have allowed much worse than what obama is allowing.


"He's this eccentric Ghandi-Like figure that you cant touch with the normal bribes that people respond to."
the man Doug Wead on DR. RON PAUL

Yeah, if Bishop Willard was President, we'd be in WWIII now

Yeah, if Bishop Willard was President, we'd be in WWIII now. That banana-brained apocalyptic cleric would've put his psychopathic Sec. of State John Bolton into his Ribbentrop suit and thrown us on the war path drawn up by the maniacal Randy Scheunemann. You know, the same guy who advised John Mad Dog McCain to declare war on Russia in the middle of the 2008 campaign!

"Obama's bad, real bad. But Bishop Willard would'a been worse, much worse."

"Cowards & idiots can come along for the ride but they gotta sit in the back seat!"

That was the reason I posted it back in August

The poster, Scott Prouty said he was Maddow, then he removed it because Maddow said she didn't post it. Then about a week or two later Mother Jones "breaks" story going with the 47% comment.

To be fair, sweat shops are

To be fair, sweat shops are portrayed much worse than they really are. Look, if Nike decided to open a small factory in your tiny third-world village would you complain? I wouldn't because this is an opportunity for me to get my a$$ out of the fields and make more money than I would have made working all day in the sun. Seriously think about it this sentence: "And they said, no, no, no. This is to keep other people from coming in. Because people want so badly to work in this factory that we have to keep them out."
If their government is forcing them to work in these shops that's one thing, but if it's a voluntary act that permits a more comfortable work environment and better wages ( remember Western standards are very high)who are we to judge? If these sweat shops didn’t exist would they be better off?
Now I don’t want to sound like I’m contradicting myself but If I owned a company that utilized sweat shops, I would try my hardest to ensure the best standard of living I could give them, but I can only speak for myself.

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I don't understand why your

I don't understand why your comment is being down voted because you are correct. Those who are doing so apparently haven't listened to Tom Woods, or many others, speak on this subject.

It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. – Mark Twain
Real patriotism is a willingness to challenge the government when it's wrong. - Ron Paul


To be fair, sweat shops are portrayed much worse than they really are.

Is that you, Willard? Just because they might be better than a lower standard of living in third-world countries doesn't mean they aren't morally wrong bastions of terrible conditions and loose labor laws, nor should those of us in more fortunate countries just sit around and ignore it.

If Willard had an iota of human decency, he'd have done SOMETHING charitable to try to counteract situations like this after seeing that scene. He has the power and money to do something substantial about it, and it would have helped his election chances too. Instead, he chuckled about it with his fat-cat friends back in the States before segueing into how much he hates 47% of Americans.

I don't play, I commission the league.

I'm not defending Romney, but

I'm not defending Romney, but if you're going to spin what I said that way then tell me: should they keep the shop open or close it down based on your ideals as a westerner? Or the Federal government could “stick it” to people like Romney and force us to buy only American made products but is that freedom of trade, no. Will that raise the standard of living in third-world countries, no.

Yeah, but the concertina wire faces inward on this lovely place

of employment.

Have you not heard of the

Have you not heard of the factories in China with suicide nets outside the windows so the workers can't throw themselves out the windows to their deaths? That line about the fences being there to keep people out is complete BS.

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