Bloomberg broke the story late Sunday night, with a story published around 11pm Central Time which gives an in-depth explanation of Romney’s legal tax evasion since 1996. His tax avoidance was completely legal, although most hardworking Americans might question its ethical qualities. As President Obama said in the second debate, the GOP candidate paid less money in taxes than people earning less than $30,000 per year. How can that happen? Well, up until 1997, if you were rich, you could “rent” non-profit status from your favorite charity.
I can’t believe you haven’t returned my call. Here I am making a second call. … I’m a busy man.
An incredulous Mitt Romney, leaving a second and third message in the voicemail of a grieving mother he’d called to console on the loss of her son in Iraq. (via alexandraerin)
Kern’s husband told the Boston Phoenix that he had heard Romney’s second and third messages and remembers Romney saying “I’m a busy man” in one of them.
Amanda Henneberg, a spokeswoman for the Romney campaign, refutes the accounts of the fallen soldier’s mother and father — they’re lying, in other words.underthemountainbunker)
Do you think Mitt Romney would be more popular if his name were Steve or Brian? How about Gus?
Mitt is the kind of name you’d see in the middle of the ladder at the tennis club, you know.
It’s like the judge telling the woman who got raped, ‘You asked for it because of the way you dressed.’ OK? That’s the same thing. ‘Well America, you should be the ones to apologize, you should have known this would happen, you should have done — what I don’t know — but it’s your fault that it happened.’ You know, for a member of our State Department to put out a statement like that, it had to be cleared by somebody. They don’t just do that in the spur of the moment.
…he wants listeners to remember, it’s not just about whether Romney is fit to be president. “A world-weary person knows they’re being fed false choices all the time,” Casale said. “The choice now for president, and has been for quite some time, the difference between Pepsi and Coke. There is no freedom of choice. Both candidates are completely owned by global corporations and special interests, because they would never, ever let anyone into office if they weren’t completely vetted by the real people who run things. We don ‘t have a democracy, we have a plutocracy, and [with the Citizens United decision] the Supreme Court just opened the door to complete cynicism because you can literally buy the elections. It’s grotesque.
Again, the American Political Duopoly is not political plurality. This topic has been covered before.