Tellin’ it like it is…
You have to give Mitt Romney credit: the dude doesn’t mince words. One day he’s telling you corporations are people. The next day he’s being (very) honest about (very) poor people:
I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there…”
Then, last night, he told us what this next election is really about. Via Twitter:
Thank you FL! While we celebrate this victory, we must not forget what this election is really about: defeating Barack Obama. #Mitt2012
This election, for Mitt rMoney, anyway, isn’t about getting America working again. It’s not about lifting people out of poverty or giving everyone a fair shot a success and happiness. It’s not about getting us out of war or getting us out of debt or jump starting our economy. It’s about power. It’s about taking power away from someone else and having it for yourself. It’s about defeating Barack Obama and nothing more, just like Mitch McConnell told us all in a moment of rare honesty a couple of years ago.
Well, let’s be honest, though, it’s also about helping the rich get richer and the fabulously rich get fabulously richer. Proof:
[T]he numbers that struck me most [about Romney's tax plan] were these: on average, every American would receive a $1,064 tax cut. But the top 1% would receive on average an $82,188 tax cut and the top 0.1% would receive a $464,005 tax cut. Do a little math and you’ll see that 77% of Mitt Romney’s tax cut would go to the top 1%—and 44% would go to the top 0.1%.
THAT, kids, that right there is what this election is ALL about.