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Romney Makes All Our Other Presidents Look Poor

Mitt Romney—how rich is he, really? The answer to that question can be found in these three graphs comparing his wealth to that of our last five presidents (you know, just normal middle-class dudes). No comparison, would be how to describe the graphs in two words. Insane, would be how to describe them in one. LOLOLOLOL, would be how to describe them on the internet.


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i have never seen the ridiculous tax rates in the US visualized so clearly.

bgprincipessa (#699)

What IS THIS I literally can’t peel my eyes away. I’ve never been able to picture it like this. Hogwash.

moreteawesley (#545)

@bgprincipessa THIS. What? How? What?

Harriet Welch (#127)

I know I am being nitpicky,
but “Romney makes all of our other presidents look poor” sounds like he is the president.

Can we pleaseprettypleasewithacherryontop say “Romney makes our presidents, and pretty much everyone we think of as rich, look poor”?

KatNotCat (#766)

Meh, now I have to be the resident contrarian and nitpicker: does he really make “ALL” our other presidents look poor? I mean, his plantation and slave holdings are absolutely paltry!

I am genuinely curious to how he compares to the earlier presidents or even to a Kennedy or Hoover.

Harriet Welch (#127)

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhh me too!
Although Kennedy money was a lot of family money, so it probably could have been more easily hidden (behind other family members of course).
I do want to know though.
Also, I don’t see the graph where it shows his plantation and slave holdings. Maybe it rivals Jefferson. Does it account for inflation? I’m not really sure about the inflation rate of slaves.

KatNotCat (#766)

@Harriet Welch It would be a tricky and complicated comparison, but I need to know now!

I mean, I’ve seen Monticello. That shit is swanky.

@KatNotCat Romney’s wealth was previously reported as greater than the last 8 presidents combined. It also discusses Washington, Jefferson, Kennedy briefly (basically he would be among the richest presidents if elected).

Harriet Welch (#127)

@KatNotCat Right?! If your house is on money I want to know what it’s worth in comparison to Mitt’s.

Harriet Welch (#127)

@KatNotCat RIGHT?! If you fucking house is on the back of money you are probably rich.
However, is Mitt Romney richer than you?

thejacqueline (#799)

While Romney is definitely wayy richer than recent presidents, part of the problem with this is that it compare’s Romney’s current income with the income the other presidents pulled in as presidents. Presidential income is obviously limited, so it skews the data.

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