POSERS  10:47 pm November 7, 2011

Gazillionaire Mitt Romney Whines Gov’t Employees Earn More Than He Does

by Kirsten Boyd Johnson

Dear old Mitt Romney is worth over $250 million, so he can mail himself a check for thousands of dollars as a reward for picking his nose if the fancy should strike him. But here he is in his finest “real worker” costume lecturing steel workers about his glue-snorting theory that federal government employees are “making a lot more money than we are.” Whoever the fictional “we” is in that sentence, they are probably cool enough not to do up the top button on their plaid work shirts, unlike Mitt Romney.

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Barb November 7, 2011 at 10:50 pm

Nice shirt Mittens. I see that someone saw the softer side of Sears.

emmelemm November 8, 2011 at 12:59 am

BAM!

Was that a by-way-of-Buffy The Vampire Slayer reference, or just a straight-up Sears reference?

Barb November 8, 2011 at 8:13 am

My dream Jeopardy categories:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
First Ladies of The U.S.
Biology
M*A*S*H*
Identify This Nude Picture of Matthew McConaughey

starfanglednut November 8, 2011 at 8:37 pm

So I'm not the only one who watches old NASH episodes over and over?

Negropolis November 8, 2011 at 1:53 am

I love Sears. It's the only full-service department store in my city with a stand-alone, non-mall location.

PuglyDoRight November 8, 2011 at 6:15 am

He bought that shirt a half hour before his speech.

Barb November 8, 2011 at 8:50 am

When did he buy those snazzy dungarees?

Andrew Drinker November 8, 2011 at 9:40 am

He His handlers bought that shirt a half hour before his speech.

There, fixed it for ya!!!!

starfanglednut November 8, 2011 at 8:42 pm

He sent the help out to do that. "Be a nice girl, run out and get me one of those flannel shirts. I need to pretend I have something in common with the common folk"

BornInATrailer November 8, 2011 at 10:06 am

I know you get considerable praise, Barb, so you don't need me to fluff you.

But damn, you are a choice comment machine, woman.

TitsOccupado November 8, 2011 at 12:38 pm

I bet he drove there in his Subaru Outback, too, the big LUG.

Biel_ze_Bubba November 8, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Someone please check the roof carrier…

nounverb911 November 7, 2011 at 10:50 pm

His frugalness better not apply for unemployment cause it's all used up, and his party faithful are going to vote down extending it.

NorthStarSpanx November 8, 2011 at 8:17 am

Wonder what kind of wealthy douche goes on Social Security disability and Medicare the moment they can exploit the criteria?

BerkeleyBear November 8, 2011 at 12:10 pm

All of them, Katie.

nounverb911 November 7, 2011 at 10:51 pm

Needs more "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid".

not that Dewey November 7, 2011 at 11:08 pm

CLEANING WOMAN!?!?

PrimlyStable November 8, 2011 at 1:24 am

"Dead Men Don't Wear Mittens"

Spurning Beer November 7, 2011 at 11:02 pm

Tonto to Lone Ranger: "What you mean 'we,' white man?"

BaldarTFlagass November 7, 2011 at 11:45 pm

Or as used to be said, "Whatchoo mean, 'we'? You got a turd in your pocket?"

ShaveTheWhales November 7, 2011 at 11:02 pm

So, this makes him a frugal socialist, or a social frugalist, or a frugging sloshball, or something, right?

mourningnmerica November 8, 2011 at 12:05 am

Yes. A slimy bag of rat feces.

Negropolis November 8, 2011 at 1:55 am

What about a frucking sociopath?

OKthennext November 8, 2011 at 7:46 pm

that aliterates

nounverb911 November 7, 2011 at 11:03 pm

"Gazillionaire Mitt Romney Whines Gov’t Employees Earn More Than He Does"
That's because they actually work for a living.

DrunkIrishman November 7, 2011 at 11:05 pm

I don't think so, Mitt.

BaldarTFlagass November 7, 2011 at 11:06 pm

Mitt, it's because even the lowly federal workers are more valuable, productive, and worthwhile human beings than you.

PrimlyStable November 7, 2011 at 11:08 pm

Of course they're earning more than him, Mitt is "unemployed".

BaldarTFlagass November 7, 2011 at 11:09 pm

Nice plaid shirt, but could use more Canadian accent and red & green suspenders. And duct tape, the handyman's secret weapon, of course.

littlebigdaddy November 7, 2011 at 11:26 pm

And perhaps an invention that would allow one to strap a dog on top of one's car. And a visit from Buzz Sherwood.

Biel_ze_Bubba November 8, 2011 at 3:53 pm

That's what the duct tape is for.

ManchuCandidate November 7, 2011 at 11:32 pm

Hey don't besmirch Red Green. To be honest, Harold is way more useful than Mittens who can be best compared to a Mormoni Hap Shaunessy.

BaldarTFlagass November 7, 2011 at 11:46 pm

Besmirch? I did say "needs more," did I not?

ManchuCandidate November 7, 2011 at 11:56 pm

It's just that despite the fact that Red is a fictional character, he is still more real that alleged human being Mittens is.

el_donaldo November 7, 2011 at 11:58 pm

and we do need a more duct-tape-based economic policy

HempDogbane November 8, 2011 at 9:32 am

This is the time for Red to make his move. Cain's "likeability" has been damaged.

Not_So_Much November 8, 2011 at 9:42 am

Needs a Leatherman tool strapped onto his belt. Or, up his ass, sidways. Also.

Spurning Beer November 7, 2011 at 11:10 pm

In Mitt's defense, I don't think he has earned bupkus in salary for decades. That's where suckers make their money. Capital gains is where it's at.

Just ask the steel workers. They know all about that shit.

Not_So_Much November 8, 2011 at 9:43 am

Wonder if he chatted with them about their 3rd and 4th houses to loosen things up a bit?

neiltheblaze November 7, 2011 at 11:22 pm

I always love it when Mitt tries to be just one of the guys. He can never, ever pull it off.

BaldarTFlagass November 7, 2011 at 11:52 pm

I wonder how well he bowls.

ShitFilledExistence November 8, 2011 at 12:39 am

He's got mad moroni on a 7-10 split, I've heard.

chascates November 7, 2011 at 11:24 pm

Why, he's just a regular American guy like George W. Bush!!

Oblios_Cap November 8, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Mitt Romney, Everyman.

TitsOccupado November 8, 2011 at 12:43 pm

Errbody's gon' be pissed, when they realize he won't have a beer with them.

grex1949 November 8, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Strangely, however, Bush the younger (not his dad) was able to pull off the scam for many of our fellow Americans. Unbelievable, but true.

Biel_ze_Bubba November 8, 2011 at 4:06 pm

That's because he was so dim that you'd never think he was "elite" in any way.

Mitt, on the other hand, probably struggled to put his cufflinks onto that shirt.

flamingpdog November 7, 2011 at 11:26 pm

As an overpaid state gubmint employee of 32 years (tomorrow), I have only two words to say to you, Mitt Romney: "Fuck" and "you".

Katydid November 8, 2011 at 6:34 am

Can the president just fire federal workers?

finallyhappy November 8, 2011 at 6:41 am

Yeah, i wonder if dogkiller Mitt got up like I did at 5:51 am- every day(because it got so ingrained I couldn't sleep late on weekends ) for 35 years, left home for 11 hours for the commute and work (and then came home to do everything a mom of 2 has to do). Hell yeah , Mitt- FUCK YOU! Former Fed here

littlebigdaddy November 7, 2011 at 11:27 pm

Needz moar benjamins coming out of guys' pockets.

Callyson November 7, 2011 at 11:30 pm

here he is in his finest “real worker” costume lecturing steel workers
Hahahahaha, *real* steelworkers are not having it:
USW Questions Romney's Commitment to American Workers http://www.usw.org/media_center/releases_advisori

flamingpdog November 8, 2011 at 12:04 am

The Mittster was either talking to 8 or 10 Rethug diehards, or he wasn't getting all the welcoming of a reception, based on the applausometer in my ears.

flamingpdog November 7, 2011 at 11:36 pm

And for me that will start by reducing federal employees by 10 percent..

Isn't that what Michelle Obama is trying to do with the White House kitchen staff? Soundz like more Taxachusetts soshulism to me!

Katydid November 8, 2011 at 6:32 am

That'll lower the unemployment rate; fire everybody! Putz. (Mittens, not you.)

ManchuCandidate November 7, 2011 at 11:40 pm

Mittens reminds me of Lucille Bluth
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Zb1lZgN9OE

BaldarTFlagass November 7, 2011 at 11:43 pm

He looks almost as ridiculous as John Kerry did in the hunting camos. Maybe more.

ManchuCandidate November 7, 2011 at 11:48 pm

Worse. Picture Mittens in a similar photo as Dukakis in the Tanker Snoopy Hat except he deliberately put it on backwards.

flamingpdog November 7, 2011 at 11:59 pm

I spent my life doing what you guys are doing.

Sitting on your ass listening to hack politicians babble about shit they know nothing about?

Biel_ze_Bubba November 8, 2011 at 7:55 am

The steelworkers spend their days running private equity investment companies, buying up businesses and firing the employees? I had no idea the steel industry had changed so much.

Does this dipshit ever stop to listen to himself?

OKthennext November 8, 2011 at 7:51 pm

"I spent my life doing what you guys are doing."

At Bain Capital, conducting leveraged buyouts and laying off thousands of workers?

Guppy November 8, 2011 at 12:00 am

I think he may have meant that federal employees as an aggregate group makes more than he does, but even that's a bit of a toss-up.

mourningnmerica November 8, 2011 at 12:06 am

He is so very "…One of us…".

jmarsh04 November 8, 2011 at 12:17 am

Hi. Government employee here. I hate this whole "Government employees make too much" argument. When you have people in charge of multi-billion dollar budgets, do you want minimum wage, high-school dropouts managing them? When you have engineers developing and sustaining satellite and weapons systems, are you going to hire any schmuck off of the street? Many senior level members of management have one or even two graduate degrees and the most they will ever make is just upwards of 150k. Yes, that's a lot but, in the private sector with that experience and education, they could earn three times that amount (or more). Are there morons who are overpaid? Just like in any large corporation, yes. But many, if not all, government employees have taken an oath of poverty to serve their country because most could earn much more in the private sector, so fuck off, Mitt. Since you're rolling in the dough, why don't you offer to be President for $40k a year. Go ahead, asshole, put your money where your mouth is. Of course, if you are elected, it will be my pleasure to serve you.

flamingpdog November 8, 2011 at 1:53 am

… on a silver platter, basted, with a shiny red apple stuffed into your mouth.

Radio99% November 8, 2011 at 2:42 am

Wait this whole "gubmit employees make more than the public sector workers" is another misrepresented, ginned up, top-down talking point from the Föx-Russ Limbo propaganda machine? Wow, I'm shocked.

Biel_ze_Bubba November 8, 2011 at 7:42 am

I'm sure a fresh graduate of Liberty University could do your job just fine…. or, if not, be your boss.

Not_So_Much November 8, 2011 at 9:45 am

I think we should promote all the Liberty U grads that want to smarm their way into government directly to fighter pilot in retired jets. God will surely show them how to drive.

not that Dewey November 8, 2011 at 10:16 am

Let them experience first-hand the cockpit of a designed-by-committee fighter jet catching fire.

Biel_ze_Bubba November 8, 2011 at 4:10 pm

And send a few more Liberty U. grads out with the rescue truck? I like where this is going…

DaRooster November 8, 2011 at 10:27 am

I think that all "Public Servants" (politicians- workers are not public servants) should go back to serving the public like they did originally… which means you do it because you can… not for the lobbyists, the pay or the HEALTHCARE… they used to get nothing in compensation and they used to get things done and work together to solve issues… that BTW, is what made this country great. Not bickering to no end and finding not solutions to our problems.

ShitFilledExistence November 8, 2011 at 12:34 am

Needz moar suit jacket.

TitsOccupado November 8, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Less empty suit?

imissopus November 8, 2011 at 1:32 am

My dad has worked for the federal government for twenty years. I can assure Mittens he is not raking in a huge salary. Hell, my parents just took their first trip out of the country since their honeymoon in 1970. Sure, he's got nice medical insurance and thank dog for that because my mom had quite a few health problems in the years before she hit the magic Medicare age. And he'll get a pension when he retires, but it's not as if he'll be travelling the world on it (assuming his 401k ever bounces back enough to allow him to retire.) He went to work for the government because, after having worked for a variety of private companies that were mismanaged into oblivion, he figured the federal government "will never go out of business."

In short, fuck Mitt Romney sideways with a rusty chainsaw.

Radio99% November 8, 2011 at 2:44 am

We're gonna need moar rusty chainsaws.

Not_So_Much November 8, 2011 at 9:45 am

Request approved.

bumfug November 8, 2011 at 1:42 am

Right. I wonder how the local firemen decide which mansion to go home to each night. What a total tool.

Franknflower November 8, 2011 at 9:56 am

You joke but my Republican friend once argued that competition for fireman jobs was so fierce because they make upwards of $200,000 per year. That was her justification that government workers are overpaid. In her defense, she does listen to BillO so her facts are a bit off.

TitsOccupado November 8, 2011 at 1:00 pm

I'm a retired state gummint worker, and most of the "self-made millionaires" I know are retired firefighters. Some departments are more corrupt than others, just like in private enterprise. Las Vegas NV FD had quite a deal going…

Negropolis November 8, 2011 at 1:50 am

Poor Alien Romney. He just wants to fit in with all the other humanoids. We need to let Mitt phone home. Mitt Romney, the Republican John Kerry without the award-winning military experience and sans a moral compass.

I can't wait til his traiterous ass gets back up here to Michigan so he can keep explaining his "Drop Dead Detroit" strategy to our workers, up here. I keep seeing Michigan being labeled a "toss up" for the next election, and it just shows how out of touch the pundits are.

Radio99% November 8, 2011 at 2:45 am

We can only hope, like the inept Gore, he can't even carry his own state.

Biel_ze_Bubba November 8, 2011 at 7:43 am

You don't think he has Utah sewn up?

memzilla November 8, 2011 at 2:04 am

Mittens inadvertently reveals the real Rethuglican Jerbs Plan: take any sector, fire 10% of the workers, and cut the pay of the ones who remain. Who doesn't love the idea of outsourcing gummint functions to Calcutta and Singapore?

Radio99% November 8, 2011 at 2:48 am

the 1%, MBA types like to call that a "business model." And, sadly since the Reagan years, it has been quite successful in turning profit$.

Pop_Socket November 8, 2011 at 6:17 am

If there is one thing Romney learned in the private sector, it's how to cut jobs. What a tool.

Guppy November 8, 2011 at 10:19 am

Singapore? Let's not get ahead of ourselves here. I think public canings would bring benefits to all levels of government.

Biel_ze_Bubba November 8, 2011 at 4:14 pm

I would gladly outsource the jobs of Senator and Representative to Singapore. Those people know how to get things done with efficiency … even their bribery is highly efficient.

V572625694 November 8, 2011 at 5:01 am

If you can't find any soldiers, sailors or airmen to whom you can express your anger at the way federal employees are overpaid, just kick your mailman in the balls the next time you see him. Better do it soon, though; the Postal Service is about to expire.

Those TSA guys'n'gals groping you and your luggage at the airport are federal employees too. Tell 'em how much you envy their $11.30/hr starting salary, and that you're glad they're not allowed to organize.

Pop_Socket November 8, 2011 at 6:18 am

"What's this 'we', rich man?"

NorthStarSpanx November 8, 2011 at 8:24 am

Why, he's part of the 99% of course!

Come here a minute November 8, 2011 at 6:25 am

The taxpayers shouldn't have to have money taken out of their paychecks to pay people in government, who are our servants, who are making a lot more money than we are.

Mitt knows you have to keep the servants in their place.

chicken_thief November 8, 2011 at 10:33 am

He take some lessons from Ahnuld?

JustPixelz November 8, 2011 at 6:45 am

I worked for a local government for a while. Our pay was lower than people doing comparable work in the same area. Turnover was very low though because it was a fairly secure job, nice location, and — perhaps I'm naive — we were working for public good, not someone else's private profit.

The average salary for federal and state workers is higher than the average salary for all workers. Why? Because the government tends to hire white collar employees with college degrees. Most blue collar government work is done by contractors.

Lately government salaries have risen relative to the rest of the population because average private sector wages have been declining for the bottom four quintiles, while public sector is more-or-less frozen.

Instead of lowering government salaries (which doesn't help me a bit because I'm private sector now) why doesn't Mitt use his massive business brain to raise everyone else's salary? That's what he did at Bain Capital, right?

ManchuCandidate November 8, 2011 at 8:48 am

Only his and his partners.

hagajim November 8, 2011 at 10:59 am

Also – as you said – the lower paying gubbmint jobs have been outsourced to the private sector and as such aren't counted in the overall wages.

Dok-cupy Everything November 8, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Also, there are really very few government-run fast-food franchises.

DahBoner November 8, 2011 at 7:20 am

A guy who makes $250K ain't rich.

But a gum'mint employee that makes $50K + generous bennies is rich?

I think we know just who has been sniffing glue here…

Biel_ze_Bubba November 8, 2011 at 7:50 am

"The taxpayers shoudn't have to have money taken out of their paychecks to pay people in government…"

Yes, Mitt, that's just a terrible way to do things. We shouldn't tax paychecks. Or corporations. Or the rich.

DaRooster November 8, 2011 at 10:32 am

No no no… we should definitely tax the poor… but to give corporations their fair kickbacks… not to keep people healthy or fed…

Biel_ze_Bubba November 8, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Good point … if the poorz don't like it, they should send lobbyists to DC, like everybody else does.

McRibzgood November 8, 2011 at 8:03 am

Those Civil Servants are loaded! Every where I look I see post men in porsches and army recruiters eating caviar and caciocavallo podolico sandwiches on fancy baguettes.

Chichikovovich November 8, 2011 at 8:15 am

"steel workers about his glue-snorting theory that federal government employees are “making a lot more money than we are.”

In the original draft of the speech, this section read: "It used to be – really only thirty years ago, still alive in all of our memories – that American steelworkers made a comfortable middle-class, sometimes even approaching upper-middle class living, with a solid pension and security for the future, and the faith that this way of life would be available to your children if they were to choose your path. These were jobs that were the envy of working people around the world, a sign that the American dream was being realized for all America's citizens. But then, thanks to people like me and most of my major financial backers, factories were shut and jobs shipped overseas, steel companies were bankrupted with untenable levels of debt from leveraged buyouts and other financial too-clever-by-half trickery that left me and my backers rich but shattered our companies just as we golden parachuted to safety, pension funds were looted in the course of those buyouts, and unions were crushed. Because of all that I and my main financial backers did, jobs like those you, or your parents, once had don't exist anymore, and you are now fighting to stay above water, and anxious over the future that awaits your children.

We've managed to bring the blue-collar worker's wages so low that some federal workers are making more than you are. They haven't taken their medicine, and I think you can all agree that it is their turn to share in the punishment. Today's Republican party is all about a fair distribution of pain to the 99%."

But they dropped the first paragraph, and changed the second. Seems the original version didn't test well in the focus groups.

not that Dewey November 8, 2011 at 10:25 am

Will you please be Obama's new speechwriter?

spends2much November 8, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Seconded.

NorthStarSpanx November 8, 2011 at 8:22 am

[Putting on my best statesman-like Sarah Palin impression] Hmmmmm. Really Mitt? When I was a hard-ass worker in Congress, I had to roll coins to make my phone bill payment. Thank god gas was under $1.50 a gallon in those days, otherwise I'd be marooned in my apartment for my entire young adult days.

BaldarTFlagass November 8, 2011 at 8:32 am

Yeah, I'm a gummint guy. Pull down high six figures. Free medical and dental for life. Always fly first class at tax payers expense. Limos, fuck a taxi. Free coffee and blowjobs.

or

Yeah, I'm a gummint guy. Pull down high five figures and had my last raise on 1 January 2010, might get my next raise on 1 January 2013. Decent medical but it gets crappier every year. Always fly in steerage. Always stuck with the crappiest smallest rental car available. Free water at the water fountain and I can whack off when I get home.

???????

not that Dewey November 8, 2011 at 10:23 am

No shit. Teabaggers have run rough-shod all over our budget. Science? Why the fuck do we need to fund science? What has science ever done for me? We haven't had a raise in over two years, the organization is losing critical expertise through Mitt's favorite process, attrition, since our hiring freeze prevents back-filling of necessary positions and we can't afford to retain the most experienced workers whose contracts are lapsing. I use 30-year-old test equipment. Our travel budget was eliminated 2 years ago when the first whiff of teaparty pressure started to emerge.

pfff.

Guppy November 8, 2011 at 10:24 am

Try combining those last two: whack off into the water fountain.

BaldarTFlagass November 8, 2011 at 10:41 am

How do you know that I don't already?

BaldarTFlagass November 8, 2011 at 8:40 am

I'm a GS-13. I am the 1%.

Not_So_Much November 8, 2011 at 9:48 am

Invite Mittens over to one of your many, many houses for hookers and blow extra mormon wives and punch. You're almost twins.

TitsOccupado November 8, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Plenty of headroom left, then!

FakaktaSouth November 8, 2011 at 9:17 am

So I'm guessing these weren't union steel workers? That suuuuuucks. Also my mama has worked her way up in the Social Security Administration (so Mitt hates her double I'm sure) from a 2.39/hr clerk to a very well paid technical expert with a kick ass 80% pension that the youngins coming to wk there now DO NOT HAVE. So this "you're paying fer them to have better'n you" bullshit is money they've already taken away anyhow. In the last 35 yrs you wanna KNOW how many typical asshole Republicans around here wanna know "what all they can get and when" when they find out what she does for a living? ALL OF THEM KATIE. It's easy-hate in the abstract, "what they've paid into and earned" in reality.

x111e7thst November 8, 2011 at 9:18 am

I'm with Mitt on this. Some gubmint workers still make enough that they can afford the occasional hot dog with their hobo beans. This is not a Great Recession we can believe in.

BigDumbRedDog November 8, 2011 at 9:35 am

He's wearing mom jeans for god's sake. Who does this guy think he's fooling?

DaRooster November 8, 2011 at 9:37 am

"I spent my time in business…"

Yeah and we are sure you paid the people doing the actual work more than you were making… as all good execs do.

Sue4466 November 8, 2011 at 9:59 am

"And my business was shutting down places like this and sending jobs overseas. Go business! AMIRIGHT? Hello?"

elviouslyqueer November 8, 2011 at 9:47 am

Poor Mitt, he can't help it. He was born with a silver dildo up his ass.

/Ann Richards

chicken_thief November 8, 2011 at 10:36 am

With remote?

starfanglednut November 8, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Awesome.

Sue4466 November 8, 2011 at 9:59 am

He's literally wearing a blue collar. How fucking obvious (desperate) can this guy get?

hagajim November 8, 2011 at 11:02 am

Pretty fucking desperate.

iburl November 8, 2011 at 10:03 am

We corporations are hard workers, my friend.

Chichikovovich November 8, 2011 at 10:09 am

I hope some day, when Mitt is reeling off this obviously focus-group tested line of attack, somebody asks: "Governor Romney, instead of talking about how we can tear other working people down, why don't you talk about how we can lift the steelworkers (auto workers, etc.) back up? "

V572625694 November 8, 2011 at 10:21 am

And Mitt'll say: "Take away their right to organize, get rid of any remaining tariffs on imported steel or cars, lower taxes on the rich, and just watch 'em prosper!"

The rich, he means. Oh, and corporations too.

grandinquisitor November 8, 2011 at 10:10 am

I guess grifting campaign contributions out of terrified wingnuts doesn't pay what it used to.

chicken_thief November 8, 2011 at 10:40 am

Worked pretty well for victim Lou Sarah. And for predator Herm Cain. How long before they consolidate efforts and she accuses him of sexual harassment?

grandinquisitor November 8, 2011 at 11:39 am

Eww. Sexy times with Romney. Just ew.

JohnnyBrooklyn November 8, 2011 at 10:13 am

Hey, leave Mitt alone. His math was based on tax rates and he just assumed because the government workers pay more taxes than he does, they must have been making more.

NorbertsRevenge November 8, 2011 at 10:18 am

I'm not a rich, I'm you.

flamingpdog November 8, 2011 at 2:47 pm

WIN!

Maman November 8, 2011 at 10:42 am

That is as good a flying coach and ignoring the woman who sits next to you. I think you should like people if you are going to run for President. But I am old-fashioned that way.

Redhead November 8, 2011 at 11:09 am

Did Mittens get federal workers' yearly salaries confused with his daily income again?

mrblifil November 8, 2011 at 11:20 pm

He's referring to his speaker fee. He asks his handlers every day if he's getting his usual rate for these kind of events, and then they have to tell him that he's not being paid anything. So I guess in an odd way federal government employees make more than him, since he's without paying work right now and is paid precisely zero for his speaking engagements.

poncho_pilot November 8, 2011 at 11:12 am

"i am your density. i mean destiny."
"McFly!"

BarackMyWorld November 8, 2011 at 11:17 am

HOW THE FUCKING FUCK IS PITTING TWO GROUPS OF MIDDLE CLASS PEOPLE AGAINST EACH OTHER OKAY BUT CRITICIZING THE RICH GETS CALLED TOTALLY IMMORAL???

DaRooster November 8, 2011 at 11:35 am

CLASS WARFARE LIBEL!!

outragedcitizen November 8, 2011 at 11:45 am

I'm actually surprised that he didn't get his poser-ass tossed into a smelting vat. Steel workers don't usually suffer fools well.

El Pinche November 8, 2011 at 12:29 pm

Believe it or not, the mentally deficient "independents" and/or "swing voters" will fall for the plaid shirt. "OH LOOK HONEY, HE'S A WORKING STIFF LIKE ME!! DUHHHH!"

orygoon November 8, 2011 at 1:00 pm

This is why I think Obama will be re-elected.

dennis1943 November 8, 2011 at 1:07 pm

Be careful how you hold that microphone, you might bruise something………….

ttommyunger November 8, 2011 at 1:21 pm

Why does this clown bring to mind a cross between Peewee Herman and Bruce Jenner?

grex1949 November 8, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Wait a minute…I didn't know Mitt spent his working life in a factory. That changes everything.

mrblifil November 8, 2011 at 11:17 pm

Tonight's discussion on Hannity with Fucker Carlson about "alternatives to Romney" only happened because of shit like this. It was very sad and depressing to watch these nimrods forced to talk up Newt Gingrich as a "real candidate." I actually felt a little sorry for them all (except for Hannity).

MinAgain November 9, 2011 at 7:33 pm

Some steel worker should have handed him a tool. But that would have been redundant.

DaRooster November 8, 2011 at 10:20 am

Or bailing wire…
OT- Of my old landlords, he was from Oklahoma and she from Arkansas… they used to argue over which I should use to fix stuff "duct tape" or "bailing wire".

TitsOccupado November 8, 2011 at 12:42 pm

If it moves and shouldn't, duct tape. If it doesn't move but should, WD-40.

Biel_ze_Bubba November 8, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Baling wire, a.k.a. farm wire (what they use to tie up bales of hay) for engine and muffler repair. Duct tape for everything else. My dad kept both on hand in his garage. Along with the WD40, of course!

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