After the big news that gargantuan governor of the Garden State put all the ridiculous repetitious presidential chatter to rest when he officially announced (again) that he was not seeking the republican nomination for president, the only semi-sane and general election electable guy left was former Massachusetts governor and Macy’s store mannequin, Mitt Romney. And Mittens is taking his “it’s either me or the 7 crazies” role quite seriously.
Mitt Romney strongly believes that “Corporations are people,” and if the plethora of protestors gathering en masse in Liberty Plaza to rally against these corporations, logic can only dictate that the protestors have no compassion for people, right? Getting back to reality, corporations most certainly aren’t people. Anyone without a Swiss bank account, or doesn’t declare themselves a citizen of the Antilles for tax purposes will tell you that. But Mitt Romney is a multimillionaire who made his money by making ordinary people’s lives miserable, so it’s not particularly unusual for him to side with his “people” friends on Wall Street and demonize the OWS protestors. After all, Romney raised $2.3 million from the financial sector and reports indicate that Christie’s deep-pocketed donors are flocking to Romney now that Christie isn’t running.
“I think it’s dangerous, this class warfare,” he said at a retirement community in Florida.
Oh, Mittens. Next you’re going to tell the crowd that the good people on Wall Street are members of the middle class or that you can feel their pain with the recession bringing down the value of a Porsche.
For the majority of the country whose pensions and retirement savings were obliterated; home values have dropped to record lows and who are facing record foreclosures; wages have depreciated or wages are so low they are forced to take on menial jobs or eat dog food if they even have jobs at all; whose college tuition has skyrocketed so that students face even higher bills due to reduced state spending on higher education; and who are living in record levels of poverty while corporations have enjoyed near record profits have every reason to tell you to take your millions and go shove it.
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