“I only own Detroit-made cars. I have a Ford Mustang and a Chevy pickup. Ann drives a couple of Cadillacs.”
“Corporations are people, my friend… of course they are. Everything corporations earn ultimately goes to the people. Where do you think it goes? Whose pockets? Whose pockets? People’s pockets. Human beings, my friend.”
“I don’t follow it as closely as some of the most ardent fans, but I have some great friends that are NASCAR team owners.”
“I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there.”
“The only place I go to see movies is the Magic Johnson theater. He just had it installed in his California home. It has a working vintage popcorn maker and all the seats are Italian leather recliners. It’s fantastic.”
“I love to hunt. My rifle is in pretty bad shape though. I got it at an auction. It’s never been the same since Teddy Roosevelt used it.”
“I love to do normal father-son things. Nothing beats a fishing on a sunny day with my boys. I remember one time Mitt Jr. caught a thousand pound Marlin. It thrashed around so much on the deck that it caused $8,000 worth of damage to the yacht. A small price to pay for quality bonding.”
“I love McDonald’s. It’s a fine american institution. I’m close personal friends with Mayor McCheese. We were in glee club back at Stanford.”
But where do the real quotes end and the fake quotes begin?
Obama vs. Romney on tax rates: As you can see, rates are largely the same—except for the nation’s richest and poorest. The poor would pay almost twice as much in taxes under Romney’s plan; meanwhile, the very richest in the country would be forced to cough up about 10% more of their income under Obama. The net effect? In short, Romney’s plan would reduce federal revenues to about 17% of GDP—down .9% from where they are now. Obama’s budget would raise revenues 19.2%, with most of that money coming from those making over $250,000 a year (Graphic and data courtesy of The Washington Post / Tax Policy Center).
Mitt Romney being a tool.
I really need to catch up on the Daily Show.