“America is not … a Kibbutz” -Mitt Romney

Speaking at a Chicago fundraiser, Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney had this to say about the essence of America:

It’s individuals and their entrepreneurship which have driven America … What America is not a collective where we all work in a Kibbutz or we all in some little entity, instead it’s individuals pursuing their dreams and building successful enterprises which employ others and they become inspired as they see what has happened in the place they work and go off and start their own enterprises.

This was seen by some as a diss against Israel, barely a week after Romney’s visit there. But Romney is right. America is not a like a Kibbutz. Not at all, not even close!! Long considered an icon of Israel, the Kibbutz movement, whose members often made up the elite of Israeli society, has seen its influence and relevance fade. This precipitous decline began in the 80’s when economic turmoil and risky financial projects left individual Kibbutzes drowning in debt. Billions of dollars had to be spent to bail out these institutions and…

Oh. Wait a minute…

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  1. AlexK

    8/29/2012 at 1:36 pm

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