Multimillionaire Mitt Romney Tells Miami Audience He's Middle Class

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Miami has been hit hard by unemployment, mass layoffs, and foreclosures. Mitt Romney, meanwhile, is estimated to be worth as much as $250 million and is so loaded he's looking to quadruple the size of his West Coast mansion. So it sure was weird when he came to Miami yesterday and implied in front of a crowd that he is middle class.

"We ought to provide help to the people who have been hurt most by the Obama economy. And that's the middle class," Romney told the Miami crowd. "It's not those at the very low end; it's certainly not those at the very high end. It's for the great middle class -- the 80 to 90 percent of us in this country.

It's the use of the word us that has people scratching their heads, because moneybags Mittens certainly can't be included in any sort of collective described as middle class.

The New York Times notes that Romney, despite being richer that Rick Scott, is trying to create some sort of false everyman aura. He eats $4.39 fast-food sandwiches from Carl's Jr., don't you know? Guess he's too good for the dollar menu.

Then again, this is the same Mitt Romney who came to Florida earlier this summer and joked that he was unemployed. We're not sure what's more twisted about this guy: his sense of humor or his class perspective.

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Pedro Moreno
Pedro Moreno

So what?That's what every politician does,try and bond with the masses. Who cares how rich he is? This is America! Last I remember the whole wonderful concept of the American dream supposedly resides here. As long as he supports the middle class and creates legislation that helps us I could care less if he sits on a throne of gold. I'm really getting sick of this class hating agenda that's been cropping up. The current proposition to shank the rich for more tax money to help the economy stinks of communism,and we all know how well that does. I mean think about it, do you really think even if you liquidate all of the rich's assets and take it from them that it will solve our deficit? NO! It'd barely make a dent. This entitlement bullshit has got to stop and we really have to cut on excess spending and better monitor how the country's money is being handled. Stop being sheep that get blindsided into this class hating stupidity.

Gdrkn
Gdrkn

Pedro It is not class warfare to ask the rich to pay the same, not less then the average person.  Do you favor welfare for the welfare for the rich policies that the GOP espouses?  

Jim
Jim

The bottom 15-25% are hurting too, not just middle class.

Davidsuttonems
Davidsuttonems

A whole article just because he used the word "us".   That is a little bit of a stretch.  My job requires constant interface with the public, and I have taken multiple public speaking courses and even I can't police my language that well. 

I am not saying he is or isn't in-touch with the struggle of the middle class, but I think he knows he is not middle class and the title of this article makes it sound like he blatantly calls himself middle class, but in reality they are really splitting hairs on one word that he used.

BryanNatalie
BryanNatalie

I got a $829.99 iPad2 for only $103.37 and my mom got a $1499.99 HDTV for only $251.92, they are both coming with USPS tomorrow. I would be an idiot to ever pay full retail prices at places like Walmart or Bestbuy. I sold a 37" HDTV to my boss for $600 that I only paid $78.24 for.I use. http://scut.ly/rs

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