Monday January 23, 2012, 12:24 am
Mitt Romney, just like all the other Republican candidates for President, is a comedian’s wet dream, and Bill Maher has a field day with Multiple Mitt. He is sometimes offensive, and sometimes misguided, but usually quite hilarious.
Monday January 23, 2012, 1:04 am
If the Average income in America is $26,000 a year - then there are MANY people whose income is less - can't they realise that most people have less money to live on than they spend on trinkets in a year? The GOP aren't just evil - they are THICK and evil!
Monday January 23, 2012, 1:22 am
Thanks Tom, I am one of those that make less then 26,000 dollars a year, crap if I made that much I would think I was rich, Mickey has no idea about most people, Bill Maher pretty well sums it it about him.
Monday January 23, 2012, 5:03 am
GOP...Greed Over People. That being said, loved the read. Maher is fantastic and this article shows just why that is to so many people I think. Tears of laughter...no better kind and Maher sure knows how to tell it like it is in a most direct and pleasant way..though humor ...His passion for truth and the spreading of it is something we should all hold onto with all our hearts and minds...and our smiles. One day at a time.
Thanks for the sharing and the great start to my day TomCat ..
Monday January 23, 2012, 10:20 am
That was a particularly good show! It featured Bill Moyers and Bernie Sanders. Thanks for providing these clips, Tom! Comparing what people accept to what people don't accept, and showing them that they're basically the same thing, is a very effective reality check.
Monday January 23, 2012, 11:31 am
I love how straight and simple he puts things... it's sad that our politics have degraded to such a point that we can provide this kind of material to comedians though...
Monday January 23, 2012, 11:51 am
Don't they call Mitt, the plastic man? I can't stand to look at him as he is very pretentious. He tries to exude a sense of being above everyone else, but in the end he fails to impress!
Monday January 23, 2012, 12:40 pm
Bill Maher, as usual, hit the nail square on the head with a 10lb mallet. one commenter claimed that the majority of his audience doesn't get his humor, but that commenter is an idiot. All of those who watch him get it because he speaks the language of the people, not the language of the clueless idiots and their sychophant blind followers.
He makes the point and it is funny, which helps to make the point by making fun of those that desperately deserve to be made fun of. Being able to laugh at yourself gives you the right to laugh at others who desperately deserve to be made fun of; in this case it is the GOP political front-runners.
Monday January 23, 2012, 12:54 pm
Bill Maher is always entertaining...I love his wit, his caustic take on everything and his brilliant offensiveness. Thank heavens we have someone who speaks up no matter who he's speaking up about or against!!!!!
Monday January 23, 2012, 12:55 pm
Funny and very irreverent! The way it should be.
I also like Nameless's new spelling of Romney --- Rmoney. One thing occurred to me, (I guess I'm a little slow) Rmoney could be similar to Toys 'R US --- 'R Money or at least part of it in the form of his taxes which need to go up substantially!
Monday January 23, 2012, 12:59 pm
Thanks, TomCat. I love Bill Maher and did see this the other day. Yes, Bill Maher is right, but we also don't like Romney because he's just a little too slick. His "we" means us, not him, as he has no idea how other people make a living. Sadly, he just doesn't get it, that all the money he makes wouldn't be possible without us, all the people who actually work for a living.
British Members Of Parliament Call For Closure Of Romney’s Cayman Islands Tax Haven
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) admitted last week that his tax rate was about 15 percent because his income mainly comes from investments that are taxed at lower rates than normal income. Romney’s income is also bolstered by the fact that several of his investments — worth millions of dollars — take advantage of offshore tax havens in the Cayman Islands to boost profits.
Many of those investments are associated with Bain Capital, the private equity firm Romney co-founded, which has an extensive history of using such tax havens to boost profits at a multi-billion dollar cost to American taxpayers. Those tax havens aren’t just causing outrage among Americans, however. The Cayman Islands are a British territory, and British MP John Cryer, a former member of the British Treasury Select Committee, told the British blog Left Foot Forward that it is “a disgrace” that corporations and investors like Romney and Bain can use them to avoid paying taxes:
“As a former member of the Treasury select committee, I think it is a disgrace that the Cayman Islands, a tax haven, can enable wealthy corporations and individuals such as Mitt Romney and others in the wealthiest 1% to avoid tax and still be cloaked in secrecy. Meanwhile all across the western world, hard-working people are seeing their living standards and take-home pay stagnate or reduced.
“It reminds me of President Kennedy’s comment in his inaugural speech, ‘pay any price, bear any burden’. Except it’s hard-working, modestly paid majority who are bearing that burden.”
According to Left Foot Forward, Cryer proposed a motion last week calling on the House of Commons to immediately close the Cayman Islands as a tax haven. The motion states that the House is “alarmed” by reports that Romney and others are using the Caymans to “avoid paying the same tax rate as other US citizens” and “concerned about the continued use of tax havens by the top 1% in the US and UK to avoid paying the correct tax in their own country.” The motion then “calls on the UK government to introduce urgent legislation to help close tax havens and increase transparency so that the very richest pay their fair share of tax in their respective countries.”
The United States loses $100 billion a year in tax revenue to offshore tax havens like the Caymans, according to the U.S. Public Interest Research Group.
Monday January 23, 2012, 1:32 pm
Good videos. How true, what is the difference in the photos between the one flashing the bird with one hand and holding a wad of cash in the other to the photo of the white men......there is none. Mitt is today only a few miles from me, he is at one of the wealthiest communities in this County rather than the other towns that are also near me that have the migrant workers and other low income people. But, he'll be standing in a lumber yard of the well to do community.....so I guess that makes it ok.......
Monday January 23, 2012, 4:21 pm
This is funny, but also sad. So what is the bottom line? Rich, successful people should not be President. Let's get one of the people who make 26 grand to be President. Then he will understand and make it all better. BS. You want the best and the brightest in the White House - and that means that probably they have had more success than the 'average' American. So give the candidates a break and stick to the issues.
Monday January 23, 2012, 5:52 pm
Can't say Bill doesn't hit them out of park petty regularly. The Rep. are in their psychopathic realm as attack dogs turned loose on democracy on behalf of the Vertical Fascist 1%. Show then the money and tell them who to kill.
Monday January 23, 2012, 6:48 pm
Bill Maher is not the only entertainer, able to find very usable material in their monologues.
Their was one contender in the race, who the Republicans disregarded and shouldn't have. That was John Huntsman. He may not have been as colorful, but he at least, spoke reasonably, had knowledge of a working government and may have given President Obama a sensible person to run against.
The conservative Tea Party Republians appears to want a showman, although I sincerely doubt this is the feeling of elected the Republicans. Whichever one of the top 2 fools end up with the nomination, Bill Maher and every other comedian will have plenty of material to make us laugh.
The fun is just beginning. After we see Mitt Romney's tax return, the 'stuff' will hit the fan, in regards to, tax laws favoring the wealthy. Without a doubt, our government officials are dreading this information coming forward.
Monday January 23, 2012, 8:23 pm
Charelene I agree with the John Huntsman......I do not know why the Republican Party is hell bent to bring forth the least desirable among them, Mr Huntsman appeared to be the most sensible, so I guess in this crazy world that was a downfall for him. The others are extremely scarey.