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I’m really psyched for this new movie where Mark Wahlberg smuggles Mitt Romney a new counterfeit soul..
Willard says that he does his own laundry…..and….that he worries about “pink slips”….and….he’s just an average guy….Willard says, he’s just like you….except, that he makes more money in a a day than you do in a year….That’s right Jack and Jill Six-Pack, Willard (Mitt) Romney is the $56,986 Dollar A Day Man!
On last night’s “Daily Show” Jon Stewert took on Tuesday’s other big news: Mitt Romney’s newly released tax returns and the shockingly low tax rate they revealed.
When Romney decided to “release the Quicken” Tuesday morning, the nation finally learned what he is really worth. Turns out, he made over $43 million in 2010 and 2011 combined — and paid just $6 million in taxes. That makes his tax rate 13.9%, approximately what someone making $50,000 a year who isn’t a venture capitalist might pay.
Right off the bat, Stewart realized how trivial the infamous $10,000 bet Romney made with Perry back in December really was (“I’ll bet you whatever I make in the time it takes me to finish this sentence,” he mocked). But what really made Stewart mad was the fact that Romney makes nearly $57,000 a day, more than most Americans see all year, and he doesn’t even want his current job.
“How in the world do you, Mitt Romney, justify making more in one day than the median American family makes in a year — while paying the same tax rate as the guy who scans shoes at the airport?”
Stewart also brought up a related point: that in 2007, Romney’s Bain Capital was one of the companies who lobbied against a bill that would have made private equity owners pay a 35% tax rate (instead of %15, which is still higher than what Romney pays now). And yet, on the campaign trail, Romney has called the 47% of americans who pay no income tax because they are underemployed or otherwise disabled, “unfair.”
“Poor people have sh*tty lobbyists,” Stewart lamented.
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Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
Alan Dundes explains the Republican clown show…
Mitt Romney’s riches and venture capitalist past have already come back to bite him in the presidential race. Late night hosts have made their fair share ofrich guy jokes, but we’ve never heard it put quite they way we did on “Real Time” Friday.
On this week’s episode, Bill Maher offered up an interesting analogy: that people like Mitt Romney for the same reasons they like rappers. They like a rich person because they want to be rich themselves, but fail to see the huge wealth inequality chasm that separates them.
Consider this: many rappers flaunt their wealth and power in music videos and repeatedly imply that it’s VIPs only, yet listeners feel included despite not having it all. Romney says he wants everyone to be rich, yet says a $374,000 speaking fee is “not much” when the annual U.S. median income is $26,353 a year. Instead of feeling ostracized, his supporters think they’re part of the 1% by association.
“No matter how clear Jay-Z makes it that the hot tub is only for the coolest and most beautiful people, somehow when the song ends we think, ‘That is us,’” Maher said. “That’s how Romney rolls — straight outta Salt Lake. Get equity or die tryin’.”
To drive the point home, Maher took a look at some photos of rich old venture capitalist and popular rappers both flaunting their cold hard cash. Not that we’d say Romney is the second coming of Tupac or anything, but the similarities are pretty uncanny. Watch the full segment above.
Courtesy of Katla McGlynn for HuffPost
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