I’m so rich I don’t bother with car air-conditioning; I just
keep a dozen Bentleys chilled in the refrigerator in my garage.
Ann Romney dismissed concerns about her husband’s tax returns Thursday, contending that the two of them have “given all you people need to know.”
“You know, you should really look at where Mitt has led his life, and where he’s been financially,” the potential first lady said on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “He’s a very generous person. We give 10 percent of our income to our church every year. Do you think that is the kind of person who is trying to hide things, or do things? No. He is so good about it. Then, when he was governor of Massachusetts, didn’t take a salary for four years.”
“We’ve given all you people need to know and understand about our financial situation and how we live our life,” she added later.
Tithing, or handing over 10 percent of your income, is required by the Mormon Church….
Between the dancing horses (fed and taken care of at taxpayers’ expense, because, as Mittens said to the NAACP: “But I hope people understand this, your friends who like Obamacare, you remind them of this, if they want more stuff from government tell them to go vote for the other guy-more free stuff. But don’t forget nothing is really free. It has to paid for by people in the private sector creating goods and services…”) and the offshore tax havens in the Cayman Islands, Switzerland and lord-knows-where-else, it’s looking more and more like they consider “you people” obligated to pay for THEIR free stuff.
Just plain horse sense: reveal nothing
and run on your “personality.” Right Mitt?
A sort of reverse Noblesse Oblige, as in thousand-dollar T-shirts and car elevators. And taking their dancing horse as a $77,000 tax deduction in the only year Romney has released tax returns for: 2010.
Well, I am NOT happy to know that my hard-earned taxes had to take the place of Mitt’s dancing horse expenses, even as he distorts the President’s easy-to-understand explanation (now distorted in the most willfully ignorant and satanic manner) that without infrastructure, standardization of weights and measurements, governmental guarantee of the sanctity of one’s property, roads, utility rights of way, protection of banking obligations and accounts, and regulation of credit … and, for that matter, the minting of LEGAL TENDER, no, most businesses could never succeed.
But, you know “you people” know enough.
If ever a richie rich plutocrat has been this tone-deaf since Marie Ant0inette’s infamous commentary on baked goods, I don’t know who it would be.
It’s what Ailes us
I wrote this at the beginning of my “Selling the New Nixon” series:
By successfully prohibiting classes of action and endorsing classes of action — the abstract notion of, say, “taxes” rather than the concrete notion of this budget and this tax — the abstraction of ideology (believing in an IDEA) has trumped pragmatic, comprise politics (dealing with the immediate and REAL), and the entire Republican Party has painted itself into a corner with thick, toxic paint. There is not time, before the election of 2012, to let the paint dry, so they must win by selling the notion that the corner is the best possible place to be…
It seems entirely appropriate here.
The Romney campaign seems another kind of horse, entirely. Right Priam?