We have all been watching the Mitt Romney Show for months now, and as much as I would love to categorize his unending series of gaffs as a sitcom, it has just as many elements of tragedy.
He has become his party's worst nightmare. Although they know that he is mediocre at best, they still hoped that he would be conservative both in his ideas, and his sound bites. But unfortunately he is neither. Instead he has become the male version of Sarah Palin, an out of control knit-whit who has no idea when to shut up. That is both comedy, and the tragedy.
When asked in a recent interview earlier this week what he believed constitutes being middle class. Romney stated that those who make a salary of at least $250,000 a year are the middle class. According to the U.S. Census Bureau the range for middle class income is $36000-$56000 per year. I guess having a net worth of $500 million makes $250,000 a year seem middle class. Talk about being out of touch. The salary of the average U.S. citizen doesn't come close to that figure.
In a recent meeting with millionaire contributors Romney was quoted as saying, 47% of the people in the U.S. do not pay taxes, have a since of entitlement, and are looking for government hand outs. He then went on to say that these are not the people that he is concerned with. The ironic thing is that the majority of those who benefit from "entitlement programs" are Caucasian American's, and they make up a significant portion of that 47%. Those who do not pay taxes are the elderly, or the unemployed. Some of these people are his voting base. So he is essentially not concerned with his own constituents no matter what color they are. His remarks, wreak of classism, and speak to a deep disdain for the poor and underprivileged in America. Given the fact that the upcoming Presidential election is in November, Mitt Romney is quickly running out of time to prove that he is a viable candidate who is capable of holding the highest office in the land. in fact he is proving to be quite the opposite.