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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Middle Class Doesn't Get It


The other day Mitt Romney held a series of fundraisers in the Hamptons, culminating with a huge event at the home of billionaire David Koch. The LA Times was on the scene and reporter Maeve Reston caught up with a donor on her way into one of the events.

The woman, who wouldn’t reveal her name, said the following:

I don’t think the common person is getting it…my college kid, the baby sitters, the nails ladies — everybody who’s got the right to vote — they don’t understand what’s going on. I just think if you’re lower income — one, you’re not as educated, two, they don’t understand how it works, they don’t understand how the systems work, they don’t understand the impact.


The recommended contribution for the event she was attending was $25,000.

Earlier in the campaign Romney received criticism for saying, “I’m not concerned with the very poor.” He later said he misspoke.

Romney’s tax plan would give the richest 0.1% of Americans an average tax cut of $264,000.

I proposed a question to friends [whom are very much the middle class]; why they would vote for people whom want to squash their livelihood like a bug…to date, nothing but crickets. I agree, those voting are either freaking clueless or uneducated! Why would a teabillie vote for these one percent phucktoids? Like getting to center of a tootsie roll tootsie pop….the world may never know.



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