Thursday, September 20, 2012

Harry Reid dings Mitt: You have enough money to put it away in Cayman Islands, can you not afford to help pay down the deficit?

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September 19, 2012

The latest episodic adventure called the Romney campaign is providing much fodder for his opponents, so much so that it appears that Mitt really stepped in it this time. Enter: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) to denounce Romney’s controversial remarks surrounding half of this country’s population, saying, “He was completely out of touch with Americans.” Reid is referencing the secretly taped donor luncheon attended by millionaires and billionaires, where Mitt spoke disdainfully of 47 percent of our country’s people.

Reid said, “These Americans pay a slew of other taxes. But in Mitt Romney’s view they still don’t pay enough … so whose taxes would Mitt Romney raise We know he wouldn’t raise taxes on millionaires and billionaires.”

Reid is probably the most outspoken politician regarding Mitt Romney’s elusive tax returns and the Democratic leader did not change course, ”For all we know Mitt Romney could be one of those who pay nothing in federal income tax … we’ll never know, since he refuses to release his tax returns.”

The Hill reports: 

“We can only imagine what new secrets would be revealed if he released 12 years of tax returns like his father,” Reid added. “If you have enough money to put it away in Cayman Island or Swiss bank accounts, can you not afford to help pay down the deficit?”
The majority leader, who previously has used his time on the Senate floor to take shots at the GOP nominee, also criticized Romney’s record at Bain Capital, saying those 47 percent Romney referred to lost their jobs because of companies similar to his.
“These aren’t just freeloaders, these are people where some private equity funds closed their factories and shipped their jobs overseas,” Reid said on the floor Wednesday.

There are millions of hard workers in this country who have paid into Social Security and Medicare for decades. Upon retirement, that program pays that money back to them. They are not the ‘entitled.’

Surely some of the gazillionaires attending the fundraiser have seen the film, The Color Purple? Let’s hope ‘the help’ wasn’t tempted to spit in their cocktails before serving the ruling class — just after hearing Mitt speak of them as lazy, while they served them their meals. The working class is everywhere, putting gasoline in our automobiles, cutting our lawns, our hair, treating us in clinics. The 47% are our mothers and fathers, grandparents and children.

I wouldn’t bet against America, Mitt. You’re surrounded.