Mitt Romney and Donald Trump


Mario Piperni dot Com has posted a new item, ‘Romney Seeks the Bloviating,
Ignoramus Vote’

I don’t get it.

Mitt Romney is a presidential candidate who wishes to be taken seriously by an
electorate requiring leadership at the highest level…or so one hopes.

Donald Trump is a “bloviating ignoramus” (see end of post) and self-promoter who
is looking to keep his name in the headlines by keeping the birther story
alive…he and […]

You may view the latest post at
http://mariopiperni.com/birther-nonsense/romney-seeks-the-bloviating-ignoramus-vote.php

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THIS JUST IN: Mitt Romney Is a Success! (Did it trickle down to “the help?”)


THE DATA LOUNGE

Mitt Romney‘s Maids’ Salary Raises Questions

WASHINGTON — “For a woman with three houses and sixteen grandkids, Ann Romney doesn’t have very much help around the house, according to her 2010 tax return.

IRS forms released Tuesday by Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign show that despite reporting income of $21.7 million, the couple paid only $20,603 in taxable wages for household help in 2010. This figure was divided among four women: Rosania Costa ($4,808), Kelli Harrison ($8,667), Susan Moore ($2,238) and Valerie Cravens Anae ($4,890).

According to a number of Boston-based domestic staffing agencies, the salary range for a housekeeper is between $20 and $30 an hour, which adds up to an annual salary of $40,000 to $50,000 based on forty-hour weeks and two weeks of paid vacation a year.

But this number is only for one house, and the Romneys have three houses — a 2,000 sq. ft. townhouse in Belmont, Mass., a 5,400 sq. ft. lake house on 11 acres in Wolfeboro, N.H., and a beach house in La Jolla, Calif., that is undergoing renovations to double its size.

Even if the Romneys avoided spending time in La Jolla in 2010, they spent plenty of time in New Hampshire, with regular visits in the summer from five sons and their families.

Yet the Romneys still paid only half of the lowest range of an average housekeeper’s salary, which raises the question of who cleaned the Romney houses the other 50 percent of the time. A Romney campaign adviser declined to respond to questions from The Huffington Post about the housekeeping salaries…”

Well, as I thought, Mitt’s trickle-down economics is not practiced at home. This is Mitt Romney in the private sector!  Could this be true of all Top 1% households?  This morning I heard about a poll in which 58% of participants said that a President Romney would their lives better. I don’t think so.  The really rich don’t care.  No beach homes and Cadillacs for you!

[NOTE: This NOT an attack on Ann Romney.]

1959 Cadillac

George Will on the Upcoming Fundraiser with Romney and Former Detractors Newt Gingrich and Donald Trump


GEORGE WILL, to Jake Tapper on ABC’sThis Week,” re Romney campaign working with Donald Trump: “I do not understand the cost-benefit here. The costs are clear. The benefit? What voter is going to vote for him because he’s seen with Donald Trump? The cost of appearing with this bloviating ignoramus is obvious, it seems to me. Donald Trump is redundant evidence that if your net worth is high enough, your IQ can be very low, and you can still intrude into American politics. But again I don’t understand the benefit. What is Romney seeking?” [Politico]

These Endorsements Are a Bunch of Lies!

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Obama Says Romney’s Full Of “Cowpies”


THIS JUST IN: Mitt Romney Is a Success! (Did it trickle down to “the help?”)


THE DATA LOUNGE

Mitt Romney‘s Maids’ Salary Raises Questions

WASHINGTON — “For a woman with three houses and sixteen grandkids, Ann Romney doesn’t have very much help around the house, according to her 2010 tax return.

IRS forms released Tuesday by Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign show that despite reporting income of $21.7 million, the couple paid only $20,603 in taxable wages for household help in 2010. This figure was divided among four women: Rosania Costa ($4,808), Kelli Harrison ($8,667), Susan Moore ($2,238) and Valerie Cravens Anae ($4,890).

According to a number of Boston-based domestic staffing agencies, the salary range for a housekeeper is between $20 and $30 an hour, which adds up to an annual salary of $40,000 to $50,000 based on forty-hour weeks and two weeks of paid vacation a year.

But this number is only for one house, and the Romneys have three houses — a 2,000 sq. ft. townhouse in Belmont, Mass., a 5,400 sq. ft. lake house on 11 acres in Wolfeboro, N.H., and a beach house in La Jolla, Calif., that is undergoing renovations to double its size.

Even if the Romneys avoided spending time in La Jolla in 2010, they spent plenty of time in New Hampshire, with regular visits in the summer from five sons and their families.

Yet the Romneys still paid only half of the lowest range of an average housekeeper’s salary, which raises the question of who cleaned the Romney houses the other 50 percent of the time. A Romney campaign adviser declined to respond to questions from The Huffington Post about the housekeeping salaries…”

Well, as I thought, Mitt’s trickle-down economics is not practiced at home. This is Mitt Romney in the private sector!  Could this be true of all Top 1% households?  This morning I heard about a poll in which 58% of participants said that a President Romney would their lives better. I don’t think so.  The really rich don’t care.  No beach homes and Cadillacs for you!

[NOTE: This NOT an attack on Ann Romney.]

1959 Cadillac

President Obama on Creating an Economy Built to Last


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Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney (Photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

GOV. ROMNEY STILL SILENT ON RECORD AS GOVERNOR

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The Daily Scoop: Romney promises 6% unemployment | Mashed Potato Bulletin


The Daily Scoop: Romney promises 6% unemployment      1 Vote During an interview with Time magazine Mitt Romney promised to reduce the unemployment rate to 6% within his first term as president. Let the celebrations begin! But wait… there may be a catch here. According to economic forecasts the current rate of growth already projects the unemployment rate will fall to 7% by 2015 and 5.5% by 2017. So Romney may well be correct, by the end of his first term in office should he prevail unemployment would drop to the level he promised. The one point he omits is he would have little to do to keep this campaign promise except to leave Obama’s economic policies intact.  It is also interesting he is touting 6% as a significant goal for a Romney administration to aspire to given his previous statements which make it clear anything above 4% was not worth celebrating.  In a separate, yet assuredly linked campaign stump speech, Paul Ryan stated Romney and the Republicans will “save this country”.  A wonderful prediction but given the current trends, it seems the country is already well on its way to being saved.

via The Daily Scoop: Romney promises 6% unemployment | Mashed Potato Bulletin.

THE SKY IS FALLING! THE SKY IS FALLING!


As children we were read the story of Chicken Little.  When something falls and hits Chicken Little on the head, he exclaims, “The sky is falling!  The sky is falling!”  You see, he took one sample and reached a ridiculous conclusion. Barack Obama attacked Mitt Romney on his self-promoted experience at Bain Capital and then Republicans and their pundits exclaim, “He’s attacking private equity!”  False!  He is attacking one capitalist’s experience in business, which he, Mitt Romney, says qualifies him to be President of the United States.  Sadly, the news story continued with Democratic Mayor Cory Booker‘s gaffe which the mayor had to walk-back.   Will this story die today?  One can be HOPE-ful.

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Yes, Virginia: This Is Your Republican Party…Full of Family Values!


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Incumbents run sans “pork”…


The earmark ban has made it hard to run for re-election.

In years past, many lawmakers talked about earmarks as a way to show their concern about local problems, Roll Call’s Meredith Shinerreports.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell represents a case study of just how far Republicans have shifted on this issue.

The Kentucky Republican, once a champion of earmarks, ran for re-election with 2008 on a series of 30-second television spots tailored to six media markets and the projects he supported in those areas.

Dubbed “Future,” each ad showed the Republican leader speaking directly to the camera and then providing voice-overs for different shots of the Bluegrass State. In Northern Kentucky, he bragged about the regional airport. In Central Kentucky and Louisville, he talked about the University of Kentucky and Louisville University, respectively. He talked about riverfront development in Paducah, Owensboro and Bowling Green.

From fiscal years 2008 to 2010, McConnell sponsored $458 million worth of earmarks.

Read the full story on RollCall.com.

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