September 14, 2012


It's like this once competent-seeming man has turned into a gaffe-o-matic.

"No one can say my plan is going to raise taxes on middle-income people, because principle number one is (to) keep the burden down on middle-income taxpayers," Romney told host George Stephanopoulos.

"Is $100,000 middle income?" Stephanopoulos asked.

"No, middle income is $200,000 to $250,000 and less," Romney responded.

His campaign later clarified that Romney was referencing household income, not individual income.
Median household income in the U.S. is $50,000.  A family that makes $250,000 is in the top 3%...but still very poor compared to Mitt and his backers.  If you don't even make that much, well...

Good article here on Krugman, Stiglitz, and that strange field once called "political economy."


Blogger First Sea Lord said...

There are three fields:

Natural Science

The Arts

Political Economy.

That is all.

September 14, 2012 at 8:49 PM  
Blogger Laird of Madrona said...

Don't you mean:

Natural Economy

Political Arts

The Science


September 14, 2012 at 9:29 PM  
Blogger First Sea Lord said...

-No, of course not, George, 100,000, how foolish of you. Everyone knows that. Middle income Americans like this aren't squalid, filthy peasants, eeking out such ludicrous gutter sweepings, you know. -

It won't happen, nor should it really, but I think I would enjoy it if, during the last debate, Obama just walked over and kicked Mitt Romney really hard in the balls.

PS, don't you mean "Teh Science?"

September 15, 2012 at 12:11 AM  
Blogger Laird of Madrona said...

Yes, "Teh Science." (Sorry -- typo.)

September 15, 2012 at 12:44 AM  

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