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Thursday, August 11, 2011

The People V. Mitt Romney

 
I love a good populous uprising! Especially when it's targeted towards someone who claims to be a man of the people. When it comes to that claim, no man is more full of shit that Mitt Romney, billionaire Republican presidential hopeful.

Here we have a clip from the Iowa State Fair on August 11th, 2011. Mitt gets into a bit of a shouting match with two members of the crowd; one asks a question about raising taxes on the rich, the other defending Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid.





Poor, misunderstood Mitt, huh? Getting attacked and being maligned just because he's all successful and rich. I love the line about how never, in his memory, as anybody been attacked for being successful. That's because, Mitt, that the rich are paying fewer taxes than they EVER have in this country's history. These days, it's hard to understand why the rich and the wealthy get off easier, pay fewer (or no) taxes, when the people that work for them end up paying MORE.

How about that answer for the fellow asking about Medicare/Medicaid. He does that filibuster thing that people do when they don't have an answer--  you know, the "Can I finish? Will you let me finish? Can I talk now?" It's one of the oldest stalling tactics in the book. Then how does he answer the question: "I won't raise taxes!" I can't believe that this is another asshole who says things like "I won't raise taxes on the American people!" At the very least, Republicans in the House and Senate have changed that talking point to "I won't raise taxes on job creators". The fact that Mitt Romney is out of touch is nothing new, though.

This is something else that he said at the same gathering:




"Corporations are people, too." Seriously, Mitt? I mean, you've gotta hand it to him-- he's doing the work of showing the Republican Party's true colors that the nearly every other Republican is trying to hide: the fact that the ONLY people they care about are the rich and wealthy. I can truly appreciate how candid Romney is. I don't see how this talk is going to put him in that front runner status that everyone is talking about.

These days the rich and the wealthy are being maligned because many of them (not all) are taking advantage of this country, and for all the wrong reasons. They take, take, take, and give nothing in return. They don't give back to the country that gave them their wealth. Honestly, I believe it's because they see the writing on the wall in regards to the future of America...in that America has no future. Not a profitable one, anyway. It's as if they want to get all that they can before the bottom falls out. They have given up on this country. If that's not the case, and if all of this is merely for political reasons...such as waiting around for Obama's health care and tax policies...then that may be even worse. If these people are willing to let this country fall apart so that they can either destroy Obama and/or get their own people in charge...then maybe...just maybe...we need a little bit of London in our lives.


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