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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Rich Man, Poor Man, Beggar Man, Obama?

Dana Mathewson

Our Emperor has been doing his best to convince voters that his likely opponent in November, Mitt Romney, is "out of touch" with voters because of his wealth. However, it turn out that Zippy and Mooch are not exactly relegated to eating at soup kitchens and shopping at thrift stores and the local Dollar Tree.

FTA: "Apparent from President Obama's annual financial disclosure statement, released today:

"He is a wealthy man, with assets of as much as $10 million.

"He has a hefty stake in JPMorgan Chase, the megabank that just made a bad $2 billion bet. Obama has an account worth between $500,000 and $1 million."

Read it all here, please:

Dare we hope that Mittens will "man up" and take this fight to Zippy? I don't think he needs to get into a dollar amount comparison slugging match (which he'll lose), but he should be able to craft an argument that effectively addresses the "out of touch" meme.

Personally, I think it is just plain silly to argue that the amount of shekels a man has, has anything to do with whether he is "out of touch" with other people or not.

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