It took the boldness and courage of the Speaker of the Senate to shine the light right where it belongs: Mitt Romney’s pocketbook. For centuries in this country men like Mitt Romney have plundered our resources and taxed our infrastructure in the name of “commerce,” which must be rich guy code for “my pocket.” This offense is egregious enough, but it is also compounded with the snotty assertion made by these thieves of our time and treasure that they should not pay the same tax rate as the peons they boss around all day.
I was worried at first, after the Huffington Post article first came out that Senator Reid and the Democrats would fold under the intense pressure of the conservative talk and TV machine to recant this important statement. So it was a great relief, tinged with some minor satisfaction, to see Senator Reid call out Mitt Romney on his tax dodging yet again on the Senate floor. I for one believe the Senator and am quite sure that Romney’s bizarre and perverse fascination with hiding his finances from the American people he hopes to work for is certainly a cover up for embarrassing and possibly illegal pecuniary chicanery.
Now proper attention is finally being paid to the status of Mitt Romney as a tax cheat. The Republicans have tried repeatedly to obfuscate the issue by blaming President Obama for the shambles of an economy brought on by the twelve years of GOP mismanagement in the executive and legislative branches. They torpedoed the stimulus, which was working wonderfully and would have brought our economy out of the dumps in much the same way FDR’s expansive work projects did in the 1930s had proper funding continued, and now they want to sink the tax rate on men like Mitt. The course of such actions is painfully clear: to grow the monetary wealth and political power of the 1% at the expense of not just the United States, but the world at large.