I’m continuing on here with my Mitt Romney Rant. I want to get this off my chest and have a good weekend. There’s no question that Mitt Romney is the consummate candidate of the one percent. I’m not going to rehash what I’ve written before on this blog, but his candidacy is benefiting big time from the Supreme Court’s ill-begotten Citizens United ruling. He’s raking in millions from right-wing polluters, pyramid schemers, hotel tycoons, tax evaders and polluters. If you’re judged by the company you keep, then Mitt has some problems there. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Romney just held three fundraisers in the Hamptons with the elite jet setters. Pardon the pun, but you can bet your bottom dollar that nobody arrived in a Toyota Celica. We’re talking strictly Mercedes, Land Rovers, Beamers and Porsches. Of course, the elites had to complain about waiting to get in, and one even wanted to know if there was a VIP entrance. Give me a break. These are the bottom feeders who vote for the GOP asshats who cut millions of dollars of food aid for the poor who can barely feed their families from day-to-day, and they’re complaining about having to wait to get to their champagne and caviar. One female passenger in a Range Rover commented about the harm Barack Obama is doing to those who are less educated and unaware of how the system works:
“We’ve got the message,” she added. “But my college kid, the baby sitters, the nails ladies — everybody who’s got the right to vote — they don’t understand what’s going on. I just think if you’re lower income — one, you’re not as educated, two, they don’t understand how it works, they don’t understand how the systems work, they don’t understand the impact.”
Right. Of course, she wouldn’t give her name because she’s chickenshit. And, according to Mitt, the fundraiser is all about the poor and middle class. He doesn’t worry about the people coming to his fundraisers. They’re doing fine. Mrs. Chickenshit, however, is wrong. We average, uneducated people do understand only too well how the system works, so let me correct her. What we understand is that Mitt Romney doesn’t give a shit about us. In fact, he’s not going to do a damned thing for us if he’s elected. What he’s going to do is make sure that the rich get richer by keeping the Bush tax cuts, raising taxes on the middle class, and by cutting Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. That’s what we understand. As for the likes of Mrs. Chickenshit, she knows that as well because that’s why she, her husband and the rest of the elites were there to begin with. They were there to give money so that they can get what they want in return if and when Romney is elected. One hand washes the other. That’s what these fundraisers are all about because, frankly, Mrs. Chickenshit doesn’t give a damn about us either. So, don’t say we don’t “get it,” and don’t pretend you care. We know better.
Do you know, Mrs. Chickenshit, who doesn’t get it? I know that not all Republican voters are members of the one percent. That’s not possible. There are indeed middle class and poor Republicans. Do you know how I know that? I actually know some of them. In fact, some of them are in my own family. These are the people who do not get it. They do not understand that Mitt’s disdain for those who earn less than $250K a year transcends political parties. He no more gives a shit for the Republican poor and middle class than he does for the Democrats. He only cares about them for one thing: Their votes. After he’s gotten those, he’ll sell them up the river like his Democratic counterparts.
Mitt raised over $3 million for his little foray in the Hamptons. At one location, $25,000 got the elites a VIP photo session with Mitt. Wow. At the evening fundraiser at the home of David and Julia Koch in Southampton, the price was $75,000 per person with the money going to the Romney campaign, the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee.
Mitt-Witt’s Little Tax Issue
Generally speaking, it’s standard operating procedure for presidential candidates release tax returns for the press and public to scrutinize. Barack Obama and Joe Biden each released 12 years of returns. Mitt’s father, George, released 12 years of returns back in 1968 when he ran for the presidency. Only Mitt Romney has broken the 30-year, long-standing tradition by releasing a single year of tax returns. Let me spell that out: ONE YEAR. Uno. Yes, Mitt Romney wants the Latino population to show him their papers. He wants multiple years of tax returns for his potential VP candidates. But Mitt Romney doesn’t want to show us more than one year of his income tax returns. Have you seen what’s on that singular year of tax returns? Frankly, it’s no wonder he doesn’t want to release another eleven years of returns.
He has a Swiss bank account with a value of about $3 million, and he has invested more than $30 million in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda. Why do you do that unless you’re trying to avoid paying your taxes? The short answer is: You don’t. That’s exactly what those locations are…tax havens for the wealthy. Four years ago, Mitt Romney was vetted by John McCain as his vice presidential candidate and provided the McCain campaign with 23 years of returns. He was not chosen. Any questions? No? Well, I have one: If Mitt Romney’s tax returns kept him off the 2008 ballot as a VP candidate, why are we nominating him for president in 2012 without seeing at least 12 years of returns?
And lookie here at this graphic! Some of these accounts weren’t shown on the one year he released. This graphic shows the three Ann D. Romney Blind Trusts in Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and — lo and behold — one in Ireland. It also shows Romney Family Trusts in Luxembourg, Australia and Germany. As far as I know, Mitt Romney is not running for president in any of those countries, so why is he keeping his money there? I say he should be forced to close these out now that he’s running on the big stage and bring them onshore here. While he’s at it, he can pay his fair share of taxes on them. Wouldn’t you agree?
Here’s another little ditty I forgot to mention. It almost seems small. I got caught up in all the big numbers. Mitt and his wifey took a $77,000 tax cut for her Dressage Horse, Rafalca. I say it almost seems small because, frankly, this little deduction is more than the average income of most Americans. Not only that, the Romney’s only own one-third of Rafalca. Wow. That’s some elite horse they got there. One-third ownership requires a $77,000 deduction? Does it drive a Porsche and did it attend the fundraiser in the Hamptons by any chance?
Oh, dang. One more thing. Mitt’s 2006 tax return, which surely was included in the package of returns he provided to John McCain, shows that Mitt-Witt made millions off Iranian oil investments. Here’s the rub: We’ve had sanctions against Iranian investments since 1979. Oops! Must have been an oversight? I think not. Romney’s lawyer, Brad Malt, stated that he sold a lot of Romney’s investments so that they wouldn’t show up on the 2010 tax filing that he released to the public. “I decided to remove any possible source of embarrassment…it just wasn’t worth it,” said Malt.
I guess he didn’t consider taking a tax deduction for a dancing freakin’ horse embarrassing.
But wait! One more lie for the good times!
I wrote about Mitt-Witt’s lies yesterday and I wasn’t going to get into the whole lying thing again here, but there’s a new lie today. Apparently, Mitt lied about when he left Bain. Are we surprised? According to the Boston Globe, records show that Mr. Romney stayed on at Bain until 2002, in spite of the fact that he continuously alleges that he left in 1999 to lead the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. SEC documents filed by Bain & Co. show that Romney was listed as “sole stockholder, chairman of the board, chief executive officer, and president” through 2002. It’s true that he was indeed residing in Salt Lake City, but the fact is that he was earning six figures back here , and was very involved in creating five new investment partnerships during that time. That doesn’t sound much like ‘retirement’ to me. Of course, Bain and the presumptive GOP candidate say his listing on the documents is nothing more than a “legal technicality.” Uh huh.
Of course, the Romney campaign demanded a retraction from the Boston Globe upon which time the Globe firmly thumbed its nose at him. And the Obama campaign came out swinging, in spite of the fact that the Romney campaign was appalled that it did. You know what? Tough shit. Keep swinging. It’s time to give the GOP a taste of its own medicine. If the Democrats do not ride this horse to the finish line…well, they deserve to lose. I’m pretty sure that if there was a different GOP nominee and he was considering Romney as a VP, he wouldn’t pass muster. There’s no way the GOP should offer this clown up to the American people for an even higher job, so it’s time to slam him from now until November on all these issues…just like the GOP would do without blinking if the shoe was on the other foot.