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Wed Jan 25, 2012, 10:42 AM

Mitt Romney Income Generator: How long would it take Mittens to earn what you make in a year?

http://www.slate.com/articles/business/moneybox/2012/01/romney_income_calculator_how_much_does_mitt_make_how_long_would_it_take_him_to_earn_your_salary_.html

Mitt Romney released his 2010 tax return on Monday. His total income for the year was listed as $21.6 million, more than one-half of which came from capital gains. How does that stack up against your income? Enter your annual income below to find out how long it would have taken Mitt Romney to earn the same amount of money. (Don’t worry, we’re not collecting any data you type in.)

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Reply Mitt Romney Income Generator: How long would it take Mittens to earn what you make in a year? (Original post)
TalkingDog Jan 2012 OP
sinkingfeeling Jan 2012 #1
Happyhippychick Jan 2012 #2
fifthoffive Jan 2012 #3
geardaddy Jan 2012 #4
TalkingDog Jan 2012 #5
NeedleCast Jan 2012 #6
yellowcanine Jan 2012 #7
hifiguy Jan 2012 #8
99Forever Jan 2012 #9
pinboy3niner Jan 2012 #10
PADemD Jan 2012 #11

Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 10:44 AM

1. 1 day, 16 hours, 1 minute, and 41 seconds.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 10:46 AM

2. Given that I'm a therapist...probably 4 seconds.

Sorry, meant to post this under the OP!

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 10:47 AM

3. 20 hours 13 minutes and 13 seconds

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 10:48 AM

4. 23 hours 27 minutes and 20 seconds.

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 10:52 AM

5. I think the subheading is misleading. Mittens in no way "earned" that money.

That's what we need to keep pointing out.

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 10:54 AM

6. It Doesn't Bother Me That Romney Is Wealthy

What bothers me is his support for a system that says he should legally pay 14% on an income of 20+ million while I pay 25% on an income in the 60-80k range. That's what I want Romney to defend.

When Romney says he legally pays 14% taxes on an income of 25ish million, I believe him. I believe him because people like him have been buying politicians who will server their cause of continued tax reduction and loopholes for themselves while insuring a regressive tax system that places more burden on the middle class exists.

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 10:59 AM

7. 1 day 3 hours 5 minutes and 42 seconds. Of course this doesn't quite make sense because

to make my yearly salary, I have to actually show up at the office, plan projects, write reports, deal with some not nice people, etc.

But Mitt can make the same amount of money just sitting there looking pretty for a little over a day.

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 11:02 AM

8. 10 hours 43 minutes, exactly.

Send out the tumbrels!!

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 11:04 AM

9. 0.0 secs, exactly. n/t

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 11:06 AM

10. Not even long enough to get my hands around his neck

I keed, I keed. I'm totally nonviolent. Still, the thought makes me smile.

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 12:03 PM

11. 7 hours 41 minutes and 1 seconds.

It would take me 1,140 years 25 days 19 hours 39 minutes and 17 seconds to make what Mitt made in 2010.

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