Old Brookevill, New York – Mitt Romney had an early start to his Labor Day celebrations, taking a day from the campaign trail to spend time with his rich friends and family.
Sources at JFK Airport report Mitt Romney landed early Monday with his family, Paul Ryan and several associates. They were in good spirits. Mitt, concerned about a scuff he attained on his Corinthian leather loafers, demanded one of the flight crew immediately buff it out.
“He wasn’t very nice about it. Governor Romney said to me, ‘Worker, shine my shoes. And while you are at it, go to college and get a real job. That’s your tip.”
“I shined his shoes to the best of my ability,” reports Todd Allen, of the JFK Airport Authority, “but my job is actually flight coordinator and not shoe shiner. Whatever, it made him happy and I kept my job.”
Allen’s report matches others that have been reported about Mitt Romney’s habits on Labor Day. Inside sources say Romney’s tradition of enjoying ‘the workers’ on Labor Day is not something new, but something he decided to do when he started Bain Capital with money from victim families of death squads.
Romney’s philosophy is very simple. If you’re rich, you have made it in life. You find inspiration in maintaining your wealth by reminding yourself how much better your life is when you are rich.
What better way to do this than by mingling with poorer people on Labor Day, watching them struggle to pay for meat to BBQ and hope they have time off to spend with their family.
For most working class Americans, taking a personal jet to New York for the weekend to party in a lavish suite is simply not economically feasible. Most Americans will never know the joy of sitting back, thinking about how we only paid 13% taxes on our $250 million dollar fortune built off the backs of everyone else.
Yet, Mitt Romney is doing just that right now. And for some reason, nearly 50% of voting laborers in America will vote for this man. From CNN.comRomney’s money
Net Worth: $202 million
Where he got it
Romney won a combo M.B.A. and law degree from Harvard and promptly took himself to Wall Street, or at least the Boston version.
He started with the Boston Consulting Group and moved on to Bain & Co., another consulting firm, where he became vice president in 1978.
Six years later he founded Bain Capital, a private equity spin-off that at one time or another had stakes in Bright Horizons, Domino’s Pizza, Staples and The Sports Authority, among others. Romney still receives income from Bain as a retired partner but no longer has any say in operations.
Since 1999, when Romney entered public life, taking over the troubled operations of the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, and later as Governor of Massachusetts, he has famously flaunted his wealth in the face of ‘the lessers’.
He has said he would do the same with his presidential earnings. He doesn’t need the small change.
Where it goes
Romney and his wife Ann hold about 100 stocks, including Dell, Disney and Target, as well as foreign issues including the Bank of Yokohama and China Mobile, in two blind trusts.
About 43 percent of the Romney portfolio is tied up in private equity investments through Bain Capital Management. About $38 million is in Federal Home Loan Bank bonds that have maturities stretching out to 2016.
Last year Romney’s adviser sold dozens of stocks, some of which he believed would be politically sensitive.
Among them: gaming companies such as Bally and Harrah’s, and companies that do business with Iran, including European oil producers Eni SpA and Total. The sales explain Romney’s ultrahigh 2006 income.
As Romney and his associates tour New York today, emersing themselves in the ‘native commoner’s culture’, remember that if you do not have over a quarter billion dollars in your pocket, Romney likely sees you as an unfortunate lesser. Romney and his family represent a growing culture of elitism in America. He is among a growing group of people who will destroy society to maintain and improve his wealth.
The British aristocracy of old, the very Royals from who our founder fathers broke the yoke of oppression, are making a return in our society. Out of touch millionaires who want to cut funding to college students, think it’s great to outsource American jobs, would see children and the elderly die because they don’t have insurance and still, have the audacity to even think they can lead this nation are dangerous. This Labor Day, know Mitt Romney is looking on you with pity, contempt and haughtiness. “A sucker is born every minute.” And what bigger sucker would vote for a man who wants the rich richer and poor poorer. Happy Labor Day!
Mitt Romney and his family are celebrating Labor Day by making fun of all the poorer voters who plan to vote him into office this November.