Mitt Romney-Scott Brown Out-of-Touch Flashback Quotes of the Day

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“I get speakers fees from time to time, but not very much.”

-Mitt Romney, 1/17/12, describing the $374,327 he received in speakers fees from February 2010 to February 2011.

“It’s not a heck of a lot.  I mean, you know, I don’t make a heck of a lot.”

-Scott Brown, 1/20/12, describing his family income, which totaled $839,520 in 2010 and $510,856 in 2011, for a total of $1,350,376 over the last two years.

Nobody begrudges Mitt Romney or Scott Brown having wealth.  However, people do frown upon Romney & Brown talking to voters like we’re stupid, and Romney & Brown pretending to be something they’re not.  If Mitt Romney really thinks that $374,327 is “not very much,” and Scott Brown really thinks that his family income of $1,350,376 over the last two years means that he doesn’t “make a heck of a lot,” how in touch can they be with the average Massachusetts household making $64,509 a year?

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  1. how about this one

    Just a few days ago, lecturing students at Otterbein University:

    Mitt Romney told students that, his friend, Jimmy John, started a business by borrowing $20,000 from his parents at a low interest rate. Romney suggested anyone in the audience could do the same:

    This kind of devisiveness, this attack of success, is very different than what we’ve seen in our country’s history. We’ve always encouraged young people: Take a shot, go for it, take a risk, get the education, borrow money if you have to from your parents, start a business.

  2. Exemplifies the lies

    Thank you for so crisply framing the lies of these two, especially Mr. Brown.

    I most emphatically do not begrudge either man these incomes. It is when these wealthy and privileged men, who have been given so much, attack those who work to lift up all of us as “elitist” that I cry “foul” and “liar”. When Scott Brown describes his own mid-six-figure annual income as not a “heck of a lot” — while simultaneously attempting to paint Elizabeth Warren as “elitist” — he lies. He does, in fact, make a “heck of lot”.

    These stark figures exemplify the lies of the GOP about elitism. They epitomize the hypocrisy and greed of that portion of the 1% who strive mightily to use their power to plunder and pillage the rest of us — all while pretending to be “one of us”.

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