We’ve all heard that Mitt Romney pronounced at a closed fundraiser that he’s not interested in campaigning to the supposed 47% of Americans who don’t pay income tax and/or are to some extent dependent upon government. Never mind that he was quoting the number for 2010. Of course, these families still pay taxes a-plenty, including state income tax and various local and sales taxes –generally the largest portion of their tax burden and among the most regressive of all taxes.
Whatever the number, this is a clear indication that, indeed, Romney is campaigning only to the extremely wealthy, the uninformed or misinformed and the irrationally angry. And, now, as a result of this, the Romney campaign is melting down and, by the first Tuesday in November, he’ll be ready to spread on your favorite sandwich made, of course, with white bread.
Art-itorial by Barbara Broido. Visit Barbara’s Doodle Blog for more of her art, design work and socio-political commentary.