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Obama Campaign Unveils New Class Warfare Calculator

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.

Stephanie Says:

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:


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.

Stephanie Says:

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.

28 thoughts on “Obama Campaign Unveils New Class Warfare Calculator”

  1. I adore “snark” and the script was snark-infested.

    The White House could have used the Turbo-Tim System. That works so well, that he’s Sec’y of the Treasury.

  2. The Dem controlled Senate defeated Obamas Buffet rule today. Obama could donate to the IRS an amount equal to the difference in what he paid and his secretary paid. Maybe his re-election campaign could actually pay for some of his campaign events…

  3. They are so-o-o sneaky and clever. “Enter your annual income” box tells them exactly how much they can get out of you. The temptation to enter some figure around $800K was tempting just to see if the next e-mail would ask for the same $3.

  4. So is it possible for someone without money to actually run for the office of president anymore? Why are we even talking about how much these candidates have? If they don’t have a humongous fortune (or other people with humongous fortunes backing them) they won’t even be able to get elected to local dog catcher.

  5. Like all third world dictators, Obama has clawed his way to the top on the backs of the impoverished. Ironically, he never ceases to remind everyone that he is a ‘one-percenter’ …so typical of the nouveau riche! He can take his little calculator and shove it where the sun don’t shine! I bet he is already planning the car elevator at the palace after he ‘retires’ wilh his ill-gotten booty!

  6. OMG I thought this was a joke and was expecting a satire tag

    I love it tho!

    the more cheap and gimmicky and desperate he gets the better Romney looks

    The primary colors are purty tho – they make me happey


    1. wow seriously I just looked at the graphic-they are expecting people to be this stupid?


      how about a job loss calculator or an income reduction calculator or a I played by the rules and got screwed calculator in purty colors?


  7. I just tried the calculator on the income of someone making $8,000 a year. I got a 20% tax rate. As a long term, experienced tax preparer I can tell you that this is FALSE!!! IF you count ALL taxes a person pays in a year (income, property, fuel, sales… etc) you MIGHT pay 10% of your income to taxes at $8,000 a year. You would pay NO Federal income tax at all and in fact probably would qualify for the Earned Income Credit giving you even MORE back. The highest Federal Income Tax I have seen in the last few years for someone under $100,000 was 15% EFFECTIVE income tax (Deductions and allowances reduced these from a much higher bracket). AGAIN the lies told by this administration are so bold I cannot believe it. It is time for America to WAKE UP and realize THIS President and most of Congress are defrauding US, their EMPLOYERS!!!

    1. And let’s not forget the EIC that gives you an effective rate of negative 10 or 20%. Unfortunately there are enough financially illiterate people to believe this garbage.

  8. When do the lies reach the level of high crimes and misdemeanors? He has zero credibility and should be prosecuted for deliberately misleading the public. It’s a full time job just to fact check him!

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  11. I just did the “calculator” and the 20% number I got was wrong… I only paid 10% when I did my taxes. I’m worse than Romney…I guess the Obama people are going to come after me now.

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