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Wed Jan 25, 2012, 08:11 PM

Romney: "I Want to Help the 99 Percent"

Romney: "I Want to Help the 99 Percent"
7:31 PM, JAN 25, 2012 • BY JOHN MCCORMACK

After asking Mitt Romney twice whether the amount of taxes he paid was "fair," Univision host Jorge Ramos cut to the chase. "Governor, how much money do you have?"

"Well, you tell me and I'll tell you--I'm kidding," Romney replied, with a characteristic Romney chuckle. He said he'd already put that rough figure out in a financial disclosure forms, but Ramos wanted specifics. "Two hundred and fifty million?" he asked. "It's between 150 and 200 some odd million dollars," Romney finally replied. "I didn't inherit that money," he added.

During his appearrance at the candidates forum at Miami-Dade College, Romney deflected questions about his wealth by casting himself as the champion of average American workers. "I know what it takes to make America the most attractive place for jobs again," he said. "I want to do that not because I'm worried about the one percent. The 1 percent's doing fine. I want to help the 99 percent. I want to help middle-Americans get jobs that pay good wages."

more:
http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/univision-grills-romney_618576.html




In an emailed transcript from Univision radio, we discover that Occupy Wall Street is still driving the national conversation—even in the GOP primary!
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/01/25/1058515/-Mitt-Romney-practices-the-politics-of%C2%A0envy?via=blog_1

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kpete Jan 2012 OP
onehandle Jan 2012 #1
liberal N proud Jan 2012 #2
rhett o rick Jan 2012 #3
Skittles Jan 2012 #4
tridim Jan 2012 #5
Systematic Chaos Jan 2012 #6
yardwork Jan 2012 #7
marmar Jan 2012 #8
DRoseDARs Jan 2012 #9
Johnny Noshoes Jan 2012 #46
yardwork Jan 2012 #10
lumpy Jan 2012 #15
Retrograde Jan 2012 #52
6000eliot Jan 2012 #11
FailureToCommunicate Jan 2012 #12
Moonwalk Jan 2012 #33
Firebrand Gary Jan 2012 #13
usrname Jan 2012 #14
Johnny Noshoes Jan 2012 #47
99th_Monkey Jan 2012 #16
woo me with science Jan 2012 #24
harun Jan 2012 #31
xxqqqzme Jan 2012 #54
midnight Jan 2012 #63
alp227 Jan 2012 #17
pangaia Jan 2012 #18
SammyWinstonJack Jan 2012 #58
lonestarnot Jan 2012 #19
The Second Stone Jan 2012 #20
ScottLand Jan 2012 #21
MrMickeysMom Jan 2012 #60
ScottLand Jan 2012 #61
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Jan 2012 #22
unkachuck Jan 2012 #23
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Harry Monroe Jan 2012 #26
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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 08:13 PM

1. Class Warfare! Why does Mitt Romney hate the 1%? nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 08:13 PM

2. I need to get my hip waders...

The manure is getting deep!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 08:13 PM

3. LOL, yeah the asshole just ordered a giant cake. nm

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 08:13 PM

4. oh FUCK YOU Mitt, you .001% fucking thieving BASTARD

you have NO FUCKING CLUE

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 08:14 PM

5. CLASS WARFARE!!!!!1111

What an idiot.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 08:15 PM

6. Well then, holding his breath for about 8 or 9 minutes should help the 99% quite a bit!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 08:18 PM

7. That's ok, Willard. We'd prefer to handle this ourselves. We've got it.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 08:18 PM

8. Mittens has got to be the most plastic, disingenuous candidate....


...... I've seen in a good long while.


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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 08:19 PM

9. Well asshole, you can start by buying me a new pair of jeans. I just pissed mine laughing. eom

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Response to DRoseDARs (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 10:21 AM

46. NT.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 08:19 PM

10. Oh, and then there's this!

As for the fairness of his tax rate, Romney said that "when you add together all the taxes and the charity, particularly in the last year, I think it reaches almost forty percent that I gave back to the community."

What charitable donations?! Why, he's referring to the millions that he's given to the Mormon Church, which they've used to take away my rights across the country.

That's Romney's idea of charity.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 08:26 PM

15. Giving to a church isn't charity. Charity is giving to causes that benefit people other than church

members.

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Response to lumpy (Reply #15)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 12:35 PM

52. Charity is also given freely

not as a condition of church membership - it's like saying pre-Vatican II Catholics were semi-vegetarians because they didn't eat meat on certain days.

"I didn't inherit it" - really? No step-up or advantages or connections from being the son of a governor of what was then a large and prosperous state? No one to give you that boost up to the first rung of the ladder? You really did it all by yourself?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 08:20 PM

11. "By parking my cash in the Cayman Islands!"

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 08:22 PM

12. "I didn't inherit that money"

No, he 'EARNED' it by feeding off the carcasses of companies Bain was 'helping'
and then gamed the tax codes and off shore havens- including that country with the Alps- to keep from paying any taxes
let alone his 13.9 %

Yeah, Mitts an Occupy guy all right...

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 11:46 PM

33. True that! Somehow, I don't think a history of killing off companies that....

...would have provided the 99% with jobs makes his assertion all that convincing.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 08:22 PM

13. I am surprised that he did not compete in the Olympics.

Considering his gift for gymnastics.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 08:25 PM

14. Oh Rmoney,

 

Won't you buy me a Mercedes-Benz,
My friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends.

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Response to usrname (Reply #14)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 10:23 AM

47. I'll take...

I'll take a nice Jag XJL please. Come on Mittens!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 08:30 PM

16. No one can tell me OWS hasn't changed the nat'l conversation.

Last edited Wed Jan 25, 2012, 09:49 PM - Edit history (1)

color me happy, that this deleterious dork has to borrow language
from a protest that he detests because he knows they are speaking
the truth, and he knows that the people also know that.

sweet.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 09:54 PM

24. +1

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 11:15 PM

31. Totally Agree.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 01:33 PM

54. I don't think he 'knows' that.

I think his campaign has explained it to him, in slow but deliberate incremental steps. It may finally be getting through. He doesn't believe a word of it though. If he did, he would sound genuine.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 11:45 PM

63. It sure sounds like it.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 08:39 PM

17. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA AHH HAHAHAHAHAHA!!

Mr. Lucky Sperm Club who's been handed everything since birth now wants to reach out to those outside his lucky familial lineage and social class?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 09:06 PM

18. Hey you schmuck,

you "deleterious dork " -I borrowed that from 99th Monkey "> - don't you EVER, EVER, EVER mention the 1% and the 99%. OWS came up with that very clear description of everything that is wrong with people like you; everything I detest about people like you. Now that OWS is finally having an effect, don't you dare try to co-opt their (our) truth.

It is not your wealth. It is your ATTITUDE toward wealth and toward those who have it and those who do not that is so sickening to any normal human being. You are a sick, sanctimonious, arrogant, sociopathic liar. You should join your fellow human garbage Newter Gingrich in his moon colony. You two deserve each other.

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Response to pangaia (Reply #18)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 06:52 PM

58. Send all the one-percenters to newts moon colony. Since they won't pay to play

we're better off without them.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 09:23 PM

19. Oh sure sure sure you do fuckwad, about like you don't hose down a dog that you caused to shit on

itself out of fear from riding on the top of your fucking car you pig. I hope the hose water splashed in your fucking ignorant face and you had to smell shit for at least a week!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 09:25 PM

20. He wants to help relieve them of their jobs

and their pensions.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 09:25 PM

21. I'm confused. Is he going to help us before or after the hike he told us to take?

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Response to ScottLand (Reply #21)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 09:11 PM

60. I think he'll help us when we get to the top of the hike, which is when he promises...

to push us off the fucking cliff.

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Reply #60)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 09:23 PM

61. No doubt. Glad I'm not the only one that sees it coming.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 09:30 PM

22. Here's a Mitt vs. you income calculator

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? Use this calculator to find out how long it would have taken Mitt Romney to earn the same amount of money.

http://tinyurl.com/6rgqsev

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 09:30 PM

23. "I want to help the 99 percent..."

 

....we don't want your 1% help; we want your money....or our good paying jobs and bailout money back....

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 10:01 PM

25. has he presented any policy proposal

other than lower taxes for the 1%

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 10:47 PM

26. Wanna help the 99% Mitt?

Drop out of the race and vow never to run for President again. We don't need you as President, you clueless asshole!!

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Response to Harry Monroe (Reply #26)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 11:07 PM

29. Actually, just by running again and again, and losing and losing...

the narcissist .00001 percenter sure does help the 99%, although, in some sort of twisted, UNINTENTIONAL way!

It's like a non-stop show of all that is wrong with these thieves.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 11:04 PM

27. To become the

99.9%

OT kpete, always love your posts. U Rock.

-p

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 11:06 PM

28. Hey Mitt, I'm part of the 99% you want to help. How about half a mill? I'm not greedy.... NT

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 11:14 PM

30. He always has to say he didn't inherit the money.

I'll bet just like him, his father had trusts set up for him long before he died. Romney set up trusts for his kids at $100 M each. Good head start program there.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 11:41 PM

32. But?

Where's the "but"? "I want to help the 99% but...." You know there is a "but" in there. Like "but I won't change the tax laws that would help them" or "I won't support paying them unemployment so they can survive till they find work..." or "But I still want to do away social security" or "But I don't want anyone to have to give them health care..."

Something like that. There's always a "but" when a repuke says things like that.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 11:50 PM

34. Well, Bless his cold little heart.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 11:58 PM

35. Mittens misspoke. What he meant to say was

"I want to help (myself to tax breaks) the 99% (don't enjoy)."

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 12:06 AM

36. So he wants to help the 99%

That's nice. How? Seriously, what are his plans other than more tax cuts for the non job creators?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 01:41 AM

37. I am convinced that Romney is a Changeling.

Republicans have a choice either a vicious troll (Newt) or a nasty creature that changes his identity on a whim (Romney).

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 02:11 AM

38. He didn't feel that way when he was at Bain Capital

Okay, Mitt, how many people who had good jobs did you fire when your company took over theirs?

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #38)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 10:35 AM

49. That's exactly right. He's lying IMO.

nt

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #38)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 12:13 AM

66. ditto when he failed to disclose "unknown amt" of income from Swiss bank acct. last year

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jfKwAFOcZHbgbGvnn_qsyyu4VgOQ?docId=e572ce821c0a4406bd2f492e5276bed5

snip: Earlier Thursday, it was disclosed that Romney and his wife, Ann Romney, failed to list an unknown amount of investment income from a variety of sources including a Swiss bank account on financial disclosure forms filed last year. His campaign said it was working to correct the omissions.

Gingrich also failed to report income from his 2010 tax return on his financial disclosure. The former Georgia congressman will amend his disclosure to show $252,500 in salary from one of his businesses, spokesman R.C. Hammond said.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 02:23 AM

39. Thanks Mitt...

... when we decide we'd like to be minced into soylent green we'll let you know.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 04:14 AM

40. But not too good wages.....

Because once someone begins pulling down union wages, he's "earning too much", and needs some "reigning in"..

It's relevent because the breaking point seems to be about $56,000 a year.... What a coincidence.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 07:52 AM

41. "...But not enough to pay the taxes that you people pay." (nt)

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 08:12 AM

42. It doesn't matter that you didn't inherit it you clueless idiot -

while folks are losing jobs, losing homes, and worried about where their next meal is coming from (both in this country and worldwide) you should think about why any one person really doesn't need 150-200 million dollars for themselves.

Capitalists suck.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 08:47 AM

43. And Heckle and Jeckle are real!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 08:47 AM

44. We can't let people make money off of money

This guy made millions sitting on his ass, and paid a fraction of taxes of what a normal worker did. The class war, waged by them silently, gives unfair advantages to the privileged. We can end privilege and we should. America does not want an aristocracy, we are too modern for that. We must become more democratic, more unified, not less.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 10:10 AM

45. lol (n/t)

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 10:33 AM

48. Oh, yeah, I am sure you want to.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 10:54 AM

50. "The 99% are 2/3 people my friend." nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 11:58 AM

51. he made 20 mil off 150 mil, I guess he didn't have it in an interest

paying checking account. I made 50 cents off mine last year

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 01:22 PM

53. Wait, wait, I think there's something in the Bible about this...

"I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."

I think that means you need to give all your money to someone like Doctors Without Borders, Remote Area Medical, or even the SPCA. But please, please, not a church, most have a bad reputation, and will spend the money on something evil, like denying the civil rights of gay people...

And then, Mr. Romney, you have to do actual work that makes the world a better place, to the best of your abilities...

Hmmmm, seems you're a skilled corporate liquidator, self promoter, and spewer of bullshit, Mr. Romney. These things don't really help people...

Can you clean toilets?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 01:33 PM

55. You know what's interesting about that quote? That he actually said "99%"

The Occupy movement set that meme. The GOP can't take that away.

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Response to Roland99 (Reply #55)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 01:55 PM

56. That's what I was going to say!

You beat me to it.

The more the 1% and their stoopid supporters use those terms, the more it will sink in to the greater population.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 05:19 PM

57. bullshit...

His idea of helping is eliminating...

OBAMA BIDEN 2012.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 07:16 PM

59. There he goes, flip-flopping again.

Just last week he said the 99% vs 1% was about envy and not wanting to work hard. Asshat!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 11:17 PM

62. BAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHHAAA!!

really, that cracked me up *wipes tear*

hoo boy, that was hilarious. just...wow

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 11:50 PM

64. Flipper wants to help no one but himself n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 11:56 PM

65. hey Tax Haven Mitt, give US back the tax $ you would have paid if your million$

weren't parked in the Caymans and Bermuda all those years.

And also, the million$ you helped other richies evade in taxes.

Maybe then I'll start listening.

Until then,

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