Among the many stupid things Mitt Romney said at a May 2012 fundraiser was this gem:
"I have inherited nothing. Everything I earned I earned the old-fashioned way."
Let's set aside for a moment whether the work of Bain Capital or Mitt Romney's accountants is money earned the old-fashioned way. It is true that the combined bank accounts, real estate holdings, dressage horses, and assets of Willard Mitt Romney far exceed those of his father, George Romney, and that this was true after Mitt went into consulting in the 1970s. But for him to say he inherited nothing is perhaps the least self-aware comment Mitt Romney uttered at that posh Boca Raton estate.
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