"For the past 10 years, my income comes overwhelmingly from investments made in the past, rather than ordinary income or earned annual income. I got a little bit of income from my book, but I gave that all away. Then, I get speakers fees from time to time, but not very much." Not very much? According to a report in USA Today, over the course of a year, Romney earned more than $362,000 in speakers fees -- a period during which he joked he was "unemployed." His rival, Newt Gingrich, said that he made $60,000 per speech -- defending himself against the charge that he served as a lobbyist for Freddie Mac, for which he was paid over $1.6 million for strategic advice. Romney has an estimated wealth of between $190 million to $250 million, according to financial disclosure reports. Upon leaving Bain Capital in 1999, he negotiated a retirement package guaranteeing him a percentage of the firm's profits.
and the assholes in the repuke party have the idiotic audacity to call the Obamas arrogant? Mittens is a walking poster boy for someone that hard working Americans should despise!
Some kind of asttempt to appear to be part of the struggling middle/lower class?
First $362,000 is a lot of money and Mitt neglects to mention that he has access to nearly a quarter of a billion dollars that is sitting there for him use whenever he wants, not to mention the accumulating interest and dividends that are piling up on all of that.
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