I’m sorry if I just can’t get into the day-to-day of the primary season. I haven’t watched a debate, I usually switch away from radio or TV interviews with candidates. So my coverage will be hit-and-run.
Late on Monday, Mitt Romney released his 2010 tax returns, showing that he paid 13.9 percent of his income in federal taxes. (His rate is relatively low because most of his money comes from investment income, which is taxed at a lower rate than wages.) But how does Romney stack up to previous presidential candidates?
John Kerry’s overall rate is so low — lower than Romney’s, in fact — because his return is getting lumped together with that of his (wealthy) wife, Teresa Heinz, who had a lot of investment income.
Can we all shut up now?
Anybody who didn’t know that Mitt Romney was filthy rich, and that his income (already taxed once as earned income) was taxed at the lower capital gains rate of 15%, doesn’t deserve the vote.
What it does further prove is Mitt’s cluelessness about who he is and how to present himself. If Americans really wanted someone like themselves in the White House, we would have voted in that nut Dennis Kucinich. He’s like almost everyone I know.
Mitt, you’re not like us. You’re a Mormon and a multi-multi-millionaire (billionaire?). You’ve got a beautiful wife and gorgeous children. We should want to be you, not have you be like us. If there’s any soul inside that Mattel visage, for the love of God, please show it!