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Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is a billionaire times four.
And because he's wealthy, he's used to getting his way.
But, that didn't happen on Friday.
So, Ross did what most people with money who are used to getting their way do when they don't get their way. He threw a hissy fit.
Then he started threatening people.
But, in all the recent discussion of Ross's scheme to secure public money to fund a renovation of his private property, I don't think I ever heard anyone mention Ross's support for Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential bid.
What does one have to do with the other, you ask?
In January 2012, Ross hosted a fundraiser for Romney at his Palm Beach home.
A few weeks after the fundraiser, Ross appeared on a CNBC program to discuss, among other things, why he was supporting Mitt Romney.
One of his hosts asked, "What do you think the number one thing this country needs to address in order to get the economy going again?"
"It's jobs. It's really bringing the business community back into the mainstream, where the jobs aren't going to be created by the government," Ross answered. (Watch has answer starting at about the 2:20 minute mark.)
(When you watch the video, take note of the Dow Jones average at the bottom of the screen back in Jan. 2012. Now, check the Dow close last Friday.)
Four months after he schmoozed with Ross, Romney was back in Palm Beach County, where, at a May 17, 2012 fundraiser, he made his now infamous "47 percent" remark.
There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it. That that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them.
And so my job is not to worry about those people—I'll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.
So, there you have it, Steve...now that your plan to have the taxpayers fund the renovation of your property has gone bust, why not - to quote your buddy Mitt Romney - "take personal responsibility and care" for your life and stop being "dependent upon [the] government?"
It's your stadium. Use your money to fix it!
Put your money where your mouth is.