“Only the little people pay taxes.” Leona Helmsley
“Money doesn’t talk, it swears.” Bob Dylan
“I’ve been a First Lady of the State. I have seen what happens to people’s lives if they don’t get a proper education. And we know the answers to that. The charter schools have provided the answers. The teachers’ unions are preventing those things from happening, from bringing real change to our educational system. We need to throw out the system.” Ann Romney to Good Housekeeping
Plutocracy (in case you haven’t yet voted)
Noun: In brief, rule by the wealthy. Note: In the world’s top 100 GDP’s, 52 are now multi-national corporations. Thanks to Citizens United, those 52 are people, my friends.
After avoiding any association with past President George “W.” Bush during the last four years, Dubya was finally released from his “secure room” to speak to a representative constituency of the Grand Old Party. Remember he was persona non grata at the Republican National Convention. With less than a week to go, it was George who went to the Cayman Islands to deliver a closed-door speech to corporate and wealthy businessmen about, well, about tax shelters.
Of course that’s just speculation on my part and on the part of many, many of the press who were barred from attending or reporting on the special event. Likewise, those in attendance were strongly admonished not to speak to anyone about what they might have learned from Dubya regarding anything that had to do with the Cayman Islands, etc. In fact, attendees were “forbidden” from discussing what happened with anyone (http://dallasmorningviewsblog.dallasnews.com/2012/11/bushs-top-secret-cayman-islands-speech-youre-welcome-america.html/).
Governor Romney was unable to attend for a couple of reasons. First, he is trying to make every second in this last week of campaigning count, especially with the recent positive economic indicators and the sudden efficiency of a newly organized FEMA. You’ll remember last time (Hurricane Katrina), the head of FEMA for New Orleans was a horse collector. No, not Romney - just another GOP guy named Brown.
Secondly, Governor Romney has been trying to keep whatever distance he can very visible between himself and Dubya; in fact, he was quick to point as many differences as he could given the question regarding the two of them in the second debate.
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