Earlier today Ann Romney appeared on the ignoble boob tube, on which we commoners suckle, to talk to Good Morning America. After Robin Roberts asked her about her husband's undisclosed tax returns, Romney replied…
"We've given all you people need to know and understand about our financial situation…"
Taken out of context it sounds exactly like what it sounded like in context, which is that Ann Romney calls everyone who doesn't own a Rafalca "you people." But her "Let them eat tax breaks!" moment didn't end there…
"You know, you should really look at where Mitt has led his life, and where he’s been financially. He’s a very generous person. We give 10 percent of our income to our church every year. Do you think that is the kind of person who is trying to hide things, or do things? No. He is so good about it. Then, when he was governor of Massachusetts, didn’t take a salary for four years."
That's nice, but the Mormon church requires its followers to tithe 10 percent of their income every year. And while it was righteous of Romney to let Massachusetts keep his salary for four years, the approximately $600,000 he would have earned is a mere .3 percent of his net worth.
Look, if a homeless guy tried to give me a quarter he found on the ground, I probably* wouldn't take it either.
* Unless I needed money for the meter.
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Tags: Ann Romney, Massachusetts, Mormon, Taxes