It really isn’t even news anymore that Mitt Romney is completely disconnected from most Americans’ daily reality. He hasn’t got a clue. He’s living in a bubble. He isn’t on the same planet the rest of us live on. His latest? Advising young people who don’t have the money to go to college or start out on their own to borrow money from their parents.
Libby Spencer has THE.BEST.TITLE: “You can rely on the old man’s money.”
I fucking LOVE it.
ABL at Balloon Juice:
Mitt Romney is the most tone-deaf motherfucker to ever run for president. HANDS DOWN.
That’s what you’ll get if Mitt Romney is elected. Who sez? The Republican National Committee, that’s who:
During an interview last week on The Fernando Espuelas Show, Alexandra Franceschi, Specialty Media Press Secretary of the Republican National Committee, said that the Republican party’s economic platform in 2012 is going to be the same as it was during the Bush years, “just updated.”
More at Think Progress.
There’s a fascinating, must-read article in the New York Times today about the disconnect between Americans who consider themselves conservative and say they want smaller government, and the extent to which those same people depend on government benefits and programs:
Because, he says, “capital gains are also being taxed at the corporate level.”
No surprises, just confirmation that Romney is a multimillionaire with not one penny of his millions coming from his own labor:
Jared Bernstein on Mitt’s investment income and the “bitter politics of envy”:
That would be Mitt Romney, who answered reporters’ questions about his effective tax rate this way:
“It’s probably closer to the 15 percent rate than anything. … The last ten years my income comes overwhelmingly from investments made in the past rather than ordinary income or rather than earned annual income.”
So he is acknowledging that Pres. Obama spoke the truth when he said that the super wealthy pay less in income taxes than their secretaries do.
Why it does matter, Mitt Romney’s “I like being able to fire people who provide services to me” — even in context: