of Mitt? Raise Bees!!!
today, Mitt Romney gave us the gem that income
inequality or anything related to it is all about
envy. Wall Street, financial institutions,
99%, Super-PAC's… all envy. It's odd that someone
with his privileged educational background could be
so, um, what's the word… stupid. But he is. Or he
just doesn't care. which is more likely the reason. He
realizes that half the population of our great nation
is, well, stupid. So why not try to relate to them
that way? If Mitt Romney cared about anyone other than
himself, his financial friends, or his clueless
constituents, he might realize that
"99%er's" are not envious - they are angry.
Angry that politicians are bought. President Obama
will be spending $1 billion in his re-election
campaign. Where do you think this money is coming
from? Your $5 contribution? It would take 200 million
of those, so not likely. No they are coming from Wall
Street, pharmaceutical companies, oil companies, and
Celebrities? Yeah. How
about someone like ageless rocker Jon Bon Jovi. JBJ
hosted an Obama fundraiser at his riverfront estate
which cost over $30,000 per person. Obama repaid the
favor by placing Jon on one of his Advisory Boards in
2010. And… guess how much property taxes Bon Jovi
paid in 2010. In
case you didn't know, Jon Bon Jovi, multi-millionaire
and owner of absolute prime riverfront real estate in
NJ's swankiest Navesink River area, paid $100 in NJ
property taxes in 2010. How? He raises bees on his
property, which gives him this tax break. You can't
make this stuff up, folks.
But it's all okay, middle
class, because the Mitt Romney tax plan is on it's
way! Oh wait… the plan will not help middle class?
Sure it will! Mitt said so himself! Everyone making
over $250K will have their taxes reduced! Oh, you
don't make that much? Sorry, you are not middle class.
Actually, Romney's plan gives about 60% of its
benefits to the richest 1% of Americans, and preserves
all the loopholes that people like Jon Bon Jovi and
Do you wonder why Mitt
Romney will not release his tax returns? Well, he owns
six houses, and at least one of them is worth about
$12 million. And get this… Mitt filed to BULLDOZE
that house and plans to replace the beachfront 3,009
square foot house with one 11,062 square feet.
Jokingly, Vanity Fair named, among others, a few
things that will fit INSIDE Romney's new house -
Jennifer Aniston's old house, The Memphis-area
Enterprise Rent-a-Car facility, and the Music Hall of
Williamsburg. Oh, he also owns a $10 million vacation
home in NH, a Utah ski lodge worth $5 million, and a
few others. Yet, we can be pretty sure that Mitt
Romney pays less in tax than you do. Scary isn't it?
So next time you want to
get angry at Mitt Romney, please don't. You'll only
sound envious. BTW, I am a registered Republican that
voted for Obama. I personally think Obama has done a
poor job, and had hoped for an alternative because he
promised so much and delivered so little (reference
the $1 billion Super-PAC mention above - Hey Mr.
President, what ever happened to that panel you were
going to form against gas price gouging a couple of,
um, years ago?). But sadly, Mitt Romney has made me
face having to vote for ABM (Anyone But Mitt). You
know what, I'll vote for the best third-party
candidate I can find instead, and then I will become
the best damn beekeeper in the country!