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Mitt Romney Disdains the Elderly, the Working Poor, the Middle Class in Secret Video

Mitt Romney’s secret video is all over the internet. The one(s) where he disdains all the elderly, working poor and others who don’t pay federal income taxes. The one(s) where he shows how he repeats known falsehoods to play to the super-rich and the bigots of the party. The one(s) where he presumes all Palestinians to be terrorists and completely writes off the two-state solution that both Israel and the Palestinian Authority want. Yea, that one.

Okay journalists. Now ask him how he would “elegantly phrase” his false contentions, which is virtually everything he said. Go ahead – ask him to explain “elegantly” why he said 47% of people are lazy – you know, all those elderly people, those working mothers, those unemployed, those millionaires. Go ahead, ask him what he thinks about the programs expanded under Ronald Reagan that help some of those people pay no federal income taxes. Ask him how much those same people pay in payroll taxes, sales taxes, property taxes, and all the other taxes they pay. Then, journalists, ask Mitt Romney to show you his tax returns and how he hid hundreds of millions of dollars from any taxation in Swiss bank accounts, front corporations in Bermuda, and tax havens like the Cayman Islands. Ask Romney if he considers himself a freeloader because he doesn’t pay taxes on the vast majority of his income. Then ask him why his running mate, Paul Ryan, is proposing to eliminate even the tiny 15% capital gains tax and the estate tax that only helps about 1% of the population.  Go ahead, journalists, ask him to explain all of that.

Elegantly, of course.

September 18, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment