‘The issue here is not class envy: What the public wants is not a war on the rich but more policies that promote opportunity.’ ~ not Mitt Romney

Via on Jan 26, 2012

Mitt makes $58K a day—& he’s retired. How long does it take you to make $58K?

How long does it take Mitt Romney to “earn” your salary? (& get taxed way less)

“Mitt Romney’s Kids Pay an Even Lower Tax Rate Than He Does.”

“Mitt Romney’s tax plan saves top 1% $82,000; costs bottom 20% $157.”

How long does it take Mitt Romney to “earn” your salary? (and get taxed way less):

Remember this stat? The top 400 richest people in our great nation are richer than the bottom 150 million Americans.

“Mitt Romney has called for an end to federal funding for PBS.”

The best part is that Mitt’s protected his dough through tax loopholes. Lobbying. Lawyers. Offshore accounts in Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Switzerland…a real (Harvard) class act. I got no problem with him making money, but make like Bill Gates, buddy, and give some back. Or, better yet, make your money ethically in the first place.

‘The issue here is not about class envy: What the public wants is not a war on the rich but more policies that promote opportunity.’

Elizabeth Warren: “Washington Now Works for Those Who Can Hire an Army of Lobbyists.”

Jon Stewart skewers:

“Here’s the game…he’s setting the rules. In 2007 there was a bipartisan bill…well, funny story! Yah, ’cause they’re your taxes! The tax code is sooo unfair to you. Poor people have shitty lobbyists.”

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Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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One Response to “‘The issue here is not class envy: What the public wants is not a war on the rich but more policies that promote opportunity.’ ~ not Mitt Romney”

  1. Mark Ledbetter says:

    On the first vid Mitt says,

    “I don’t think you want a president who pays more taxes than he owes.”

    Actually, I agree, seeing as how taxes go to support the American war machine.

    But wait! Romney supports the war machine. There goes that justification.

    Well, maybe he could express his support by not accepting all the perks and junkets (ie vacations in exotic locales) and salaries for “secretaries” (ie, campaign workers) due him. I mean, all the war-supporting congressmen, senators, cabinet officers, and current president at least do that, right?

    Whoops. Apparently not. The only one refuse perks, junkets, and extra salaries is Ron Paul. He returns tens of thousands to the govt every year. He’s the only one with a legitimate excuse for not making the sacrifice, yet he's the only one who does make the sacrifice.

    Moral? Politicians who support war want someone else to pay and someone else to die.

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