We all knew Romney was a greedy CEO. We all knew he was a millionaire. Some of us even know that Romney oversaw driving Bain Capital into the ground making millions, and outsourcing jobs for profit. But what we didn’t know until a few days ago, was to just what extent is the man part of the 1%. After extensive pressure, Romney released his records which showed that he had used a variety of rich people accounting tricks to get his tax rate down to only 13%!!!
At that rate, poor & working people pay a higher tax rate! As we used to say working at a giant retail box store; “you work 5 days on the plantation, 1 day is going to the state.” We pay nearly 20% taxes, and we’re not even the ones with the money.
And when I talk about money, I mean like $23 million dollars in a year. With a year or two of Romney’s salary, we could probably fund universal healthcare and get the homeless off the street.
Romney’s extremist wealth, and his local counterparts like Bloomberg, are part of a horrific trend of the wealthiest CEOs and businessmen taking hold of the government. These men who used their ‘business experience’ to cut & privatize social services. A horrific trend that is parralel to the growing inequality in mainstream society; being reflected in politics. Over 80% of our congress is part of the 1%! A disturbing view of how corporate blood money thrives in a capitalist puppet sham-democracy.
No matter what options we have for president, they are all millionaires not out of pure coincidence, but rather as the product of a system which only allows millionaire candidates to have a serious campaign.
The Bloomberg’s and Romney’s of America MUST be popularly rejected. YES…. we all think we’re going to be millionaires and dream about it, but seriously, WAKE THE FUCK UP and realize how every semblance of democracy is being bought up by the super rich looking to develop, capitalize, and exploit. These kind of politicians begin rapid processes of neo-liberal programs that have devastated poor & working communities in New York, and will devastate communities all over the nation.
Think about it. Corporate mouthpieces of the 1% are taking control of supposed public service positions. They are publicly promoting profit agendas and austerity measures. #OWS is the only alternative, and another world IS possible. We can have a General Assembly made up of the 99%, we can have politics of real transparency, rather than millionaires laughing at us on top of piles of money.
People like Romney should be ashamed of themselves. Walking around fronting like they’re “man of the people” and “joe the plumber” when Romney has never done a day of real work. Yes you drove some stocks into the ground good job! But I’m talking real work. Real work like cleaning up shit off of toilets, and asbestos abatement like us REAL working people have to do.
I’m talking come to the ghettoes of New York Romney, come take a tour and see where your millions made off of your gambling schemes should be invested. Patriot? Why not try investing in our broken windowed streets rather than gambling our jobs on some race-to-the-bottom for the cheapest labor in China.
A Goldman Sachs hedge fund worth over 20 million, and an off shore untaxable cayman island holding that ISN’T EVEN TAXED! After all that, an attempt to show he’s a regular joe who pays his fair share. Sadly he (and all these other 1%ers) are so isolated from real people that he can’t even phatom that we are taxed higher, and we are not allowed to avoid taxes by going to the cayman islands, and that WE THE PEOPLE aren’t going to put up with losing the class war anymore!