Mitt R. Money
Dogs and peasants, on the roof!
It’s not about not rich or rich. Abe Lincoln and Harry Truman were not rich. Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy were rich. All were great U.S. Presidents. It’s about being in or out of touch.
Mitt Romney is not as rich as the casino billionaire who’s stuffing millions into a pro-Gingrich super PAC. He’s not even a billionaire. But his estimated net worth—250 million or 750 million, he won’t say—is not chump change. He was born rich, but give him credit; he earned most of his wealth by the sweat of his brain. Straight A’s at Harvard, and one smart cookie. But is he in touch?
He looks like a regular guy in his jeans at stump speeches. Asked on TV what poor people feel about rich ones, he said with a smirk, “Envy.”
Most of his present income, he said, comes from investments, except for speaking fees which he calls, “not very much.” Then he laughed. The laugh is on us; Romney’s “not very much” was $ 374,000 in 2010.
He made people cringe when he stuck out his hand and offered to bet Rick Perry $10,000.
At one of his campaign town meetings, a woman told Romney she’d lost her job. He smiled his wolfish smile, said, “I’m out of work too.” How out of touch can you get?
He’s got money tucked away in off shore tax shelters like the Cayman Islands, and still won’t release his income tax. He did reveal that his tax rate is “close to” 15%. But that's because he’s a job creator. Claims Bain Capital created 120,00 jobs, but does not subtract jobs lost when Bain sucked the bone marrow out of companies like KB Toys. The cute trick with KB was to leverage up the stock price, pay themselves a fat dividend, then yank the rug out. KB tanked, its employees were fired, but by then Bain was gone and kept the dividend. Romney was gone too, but got his cut. According to one investigator, 52% of Bain Capital’s companies went bankrupt.
It’s just business and it’s all legal, except that this guy is asking to be made CEO of the whole U.S.A. Michele Bachmann said that Herman Cain’s “999,” was an inversion of “666,” the Mark of the Beast. What would she think of the anagram for Mitt Romney: Mitt R. Money. Coincidence?