Mitt Romney wants you to know he is entitled to his half a billion, and if you think there is a problem with the current concentration of wealth in the hands of a tiny, tiny minority of sociopaths, well to fucking Russia with you:
Let me tell you something. America is a great nation, because we’re a united nation. And those who are trying to divide the nation, as you’re trying to do here, and as our president is doing, are hurting this country seriously. The right course for America is not to try to divide America, and try and divid us between one and another. it’s to come together as a nation.
And if you’ve got a better model — if you think China’s better, or Russia’s better, or Cuba’s better, or North Korea’s better — I’m glad to hear all about it.
But you know what? America’s right, and you’re wrong.
No one is suggesting we turn this into the former communist Russia, as Mitt is implying. All people are suggesting is that we stop lowering taxes for the very few and ending the 30 year reign of terror waged on the middle class by Mitt and his cohort. What’s even funnier is that even though Mitt is raking in millions at a tax rate lower than you, me, and virtually everyone in the country, he fails to realize that America he wants and has been working for more closely resembles the current Russian oligarchy, with a fantabulous concentration of wealth in the hands of a few people and corporations. According to wikipedia, the ratio of wealth of the top 10% to the bottom 10% and the top 20% and bottom 20% in the US and Russia negligible- (15.9 and 8.4% respectively for the US, and 12.7 and 7.6% for Russia). We are the third most unequal industrialized nation after… wait for it… Mexico and Russia.
So Mitt, you trust fund asshole, there is no reason for the bottom 99% to go to Russia, because as far as income disparity goes, they’re already there. Instead of lashing out at people who are rightfully pissed, he and his campaign should spend more time honing their message for the general electorate- for example, explaining how sheltering massive wealth in the Grand Caymans is the patriotic thing to do. Or how you think receiving millions a year from Bain and investment dividends makes you “unemployed.”