After days of disingenuously mocking President Obama for his "you didn't build that" remark, Mitt Romney told a group of billionaires that the people of Israel didn't build it either. From Raw Story:
Specifically Romney said, “And as I come here and I look out over this city and consider the accomplishments of the people of this nation, I recognize the power of at least culture and a few other things,” Romney remarked at a $25,000-a-plate fundraiser, adding that a climate of innovation and the “hand of providence” also played a part."
“As you come here and you see the GDP per capita, for instance, in Israel which is about $21,000 dollars, and compare that with the GDP per capita just across the areas managed by the Palestinian Authority, which is more like $10,000 per capita, you notice such a dramatically stark difference in economic vitality,” he said.
According to Romney, culture, a climate of innovation, intervention from God, and competent government management all played powerful roles in the success of Israel’s economy.
Romney knows that the attacks on President Obama’s remarks are phony and his remarks in Israel prove that.
If Romney isn’t careful he might slip up and admit that the $3 billion per year in U.S. Foreign Aid that flows into Israel every year might also play a role in their ability to "build that."