Romney’s Tax Returns Reveal Alternate Universe of America’s Elites

January 25, 2012 06:43

“Cayman Islands” and “tax shelter” and “Swiss bank account.” Those last details are the killer for Romney. They are the kind of details a screenwriter would use to characterize a Bond villain. They are the financial tools that only the elite get to use. – Business Insider


Michael Brendan Dougherty at Business Insider


Although many more Americans have something in the market, almost none of them can imagine an IRA with $100 million in it. That’s strange even to most rich people.


Romney and the financial elite out of which he sprang, seem to live and work and earn by entirely different rules. And often, these rules seem unfair.


And in a democratic political system in which voters try to find some kind of cultural affiliation with their candidates, this could be deadly for Romney.


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