Via: Mock, Paper, Scissors
A New York City donor a few cars back, who also would not give her name, said Romney needed to do a better job connecting. “I don’t think the common person is getting it,” she said from the passenger seat of a Range Rover stamped with East Hampton beach permits. “Nobody understands why Obama is hurting them.
“We’ve got the message,” she added.
“But my college kid (Her pool boy, no doubt), 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.”
OK, some rich lady called us “commoners” and said rather bluntly that we are stupid. But I think that the real money quote (sorry about that) is “Nobody understands why Obama is hurting them.” I guess we are too dumb to even know that.
I know that she doesn’t speak for Mitt Romney, but the point is: Mitt speaks for her. These are the people that are hiring him.
Via: The Economic Times
“Retirement ages will have to move to 70, 80 years old,” Benmosche, who turned 68 last week, said during a weekend interview at his seaside villa in Dubrovnik, Croatia. (see photo)
”That would make pensions, medical services more affordable. They will keep people working longer and will take that burden off of the youth.”
“Of course the youth will never get an opportunity to work; but hey, tough shit.”, he didn’t add.
- Robert Benmosche, CEO, AIG
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Yes, we know.
Via: Think Progress
If you’re young and you want to start your own business, Mitt Romney’s has some advice from you: Borrow money from your parents. At a “lecture” for students at Otterbein University in Ohio today, Mitt Romney told students that, his friend, Jimmy John, started a business by borrowing $20,000 from his parents at a low interest rate. Romney suggested anyone in the audience could do the same:
“This kind of devisiveness, this attack of success, is very different than what we’ve seen in our country’s history. We’ve always encouraged young people: Take a shot, go for it, take a risk, get the education, borrow money if you have to from your parents, start a business.”
“$20k, shoot big deal! Take a second or third mortgage, cash in your 401k, work until you’ll 75. I mean fuck, I DON’T CARE!”, he didn’t add.
photo: Mittens and his Daddy.
“This kind of devisiveness, this attack of success, is very different than what we’ve seen in our country’s history.”
George Wilcken Romney (July 8, 1907 – July 26, 1995) was an American businessman and Republican Party politician. He was chairman and president of American Motors Corporation from 1954 to 1962, the 43rd Governor of Michigan from 1963 to 1969, and the United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from 1969 to 1973.
Someone at the Chicago Board of Trade issued another message to the Occupy Chicago protesters by blanketing them with these McDonald’s job applications. The protesters are understandably offended by both the message and by the hundreds of pieces of new litter around them.
First the CBOT folks posted “We are the 1%” in their eighth floor windows a few weeks ago.
This is the second time they tossed flyers down from their ivory tower, too. They tossed down “We Are the 1% Paying For This” on Oct. 21.
Via: Think Progress
“Pawlenty’s Tax Cut For The Richest 0.1 Percent Would be FOUT TIMES As Large As Bush’s”
The economic plan unveiled last week by 2012 GOP presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty included
$7.8 trillion in tax cuts, on top of the $2.5 trillion cost of continuing to extend the Bush tax cuts for the next ten years. His tax plan would mean a 41 percent tax cut for millionaires, even as it CAUSED the DEFIICIT and DEBT to EXPLODE.
According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the plan would be really great for the richest one tenth of one percent of Americans, delivering them a tax cut four times as large as the Bush tax cuts:
Specifically, in 2013 the Pawlenty plan would give people in the top one-tenth of 1 percent on the income scale (i.e., people with incomes above $2.7 million) an average annual tax cut of $1.8 million — which is more than four times what they got last year from the Bush tax cuts.
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