The Obama campaign today introduced its shiny new Class Warfare Calculator, an online application that allows you to find out how Mitt Romney is a wealthy scoundrel who is cheating the tax system while you pay your fair share.
So you can resent him and those like him who were handed their wealth by The Man. Or someone.
In an email dispatched this afternoon, Obama 2012 operative Stephanie Cutter introduced the delightful new product, which lets you compare your tax rate to that of “millionaire” Mitt Romney, who is described as having paid a rate of 13.9 percent in 2010.
We’ve got a new interactive tool that shows how Mitt Romney and some other millionaires play by their own set of rules — the same rules they’re trying to make sure you and I don’t ever get to change.
The website states:
MITT ROMNEY WOULD PROTECT A TAX CODE THAT ALLOWS MILLIONAIRES LIKE HIMSELF TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF LOOPHOLES AND TAX HAVENS.
Caps and boldface are from the website, which is really looking to drive home the point.
So Mitt Romney is actually running for president to keep his taxes low. Did you know that? Sounds like a lot of effort to save a few bucks. Maybe he could just try donating less than 1.5 percent of his taxes to charity, like Vice President Biden, instead of the millions he actually gives.
Or maybe he’s running to help out his rich friends. I don’t know. These rich people all scratch each others backs, especially during meetings of the Trilateral Commission.
Romney not only opposes the Buffett Rule, but he wants to make things even more unfair. He will explode the deficit by giving more tax breaks to the wealthy — and place the burden of paying for them on the backs of the middle class and seniors.
This November, it’s one or the other. We either stick with a President who fights for the middle class, or we choose a candidate who fights to protect an unfair status quo that benefits him at the expense of our economy and the middle class.
Well, Stephanie’s boss would know something about exploding the deficit, so maybe she gets this Romney guy better than I do.
What intrigues me is how mean Romney must be. I mean, HE WANTS TO MAKE THINGS MORE UNFAIR.
This transcript of a recent conversation between Mitt Romney and his wife Ann was sent to me by a campaign insider who was shocked by its content. I can’t vouch for its accuracy, but it is deeply disturbing and in fact consistent with Romney’s agenda to make life miserable – more miserable – for the non-rich.
Mitt: Ann, what do you think my economic program should be?
Ann: Mitt, why don’t we make things more unfair and fix the tax system so that we can get even richer?
Mitt: Ann, that’s a great idea! I think the public will love it, and we’ll benefit too. Now I have a reason to live.
Ann: My pleasure, Mitt. Hey, while you’re looking for advice, I think we should also consider a platform that demonstrates our hatred of Hispanics and figure out some ideas that are harmful to women.
Mitt: We could declare a war on women!
Ann: Yes, a war on women! Women have been telling me they want a war waged against them.
Mitt: Ann, what are we waiting for? Let’s get started. We’re gong to win, I can feel it.
I’ll bet the Romney campaign hopes Stephanie doesn’t find out about this.