[[[ Note of April 18, 2012. John, ever vigilant, noted a serious error in my math regarding the Romney fortune. My per second calculated income is off by a factor of 60. The aprox "$40 per second" should be "$40 per minute" instead. Actual per second income would be something like "67 cents per second" before taxes. Thanks John, and I hope that nobody has used those erroneous numbers in a way that might embarass them as much as I am. The entry is corrected below-- Doug Wiken ]]]]
Hillary Rosen makes a too broad statement without a necessary qualifier for those unable to grasp her actual intent and the GOP mighty Wurlitzer mythology mill goes ballistic. Democrats run like rabbits aiding the GOP misinterpretation of Rosen. Obama says what the hell, let's toss Hillary Rosen under the bus and the campaigns roll along.
The national GOP and the intentioanlly blind, reality-deprived South Dakota Republicans following them have so few actual issues they fire up another pseudo issue...Hillary Rosen deprecates working women..who mostly work both in home and out of home. Did she really do that?
What Hillary Rosen was trying so inelegantly to say was that Ann Romney has no experience remotely like that of most working women. Ann Romney says she "made a choice to stay home and do the hard work of raising 5 boys." The problem with that is not the hard work, but that she actually had to made a choice. She did not have to make a choice.
Most women working also have not been able to make a choice. They have one choice-- work in their home raising a family and work outside their home as well so they can stay alive. South Dakota has one of the highest percentages of working women in the US.
Just a few minutes ago (10:35 PM CDT, Monday April 16, 2012), Romney and Ann were on ABC-TV answering questions about this tempest in a teacup..or A,B, C cup for that matter. Ann Romney said she was thrilled to be discussing this issue which she then defined as women being interested in the deficit. That is interesting spin that again indicates their total disconnect from the real world.
Remember that Romney is getting $57,000 per day from investments. That is about $2375 per hour or about forty bucks per minute or 67 cents per second (note the correction). Three minutes elapse and Ann Romney has enough money to buy family groceries for a week or two. That is not the situation for 99.99 percent of the population including both men and women. The only choice Ann Romney has to make is not between working inside the home and outside the home or just inside the home, it is more like how much caviar they should order.
And, what are those GOP congress critters doing about all this? Well, they are pandering to the NRA and the corporations behind ALEC and the TEA party. These GOP congress critters have their and your priorities turned upside down. Here is the new guns and butter question: do you need a concealed weapon to get your groceries, or do you need fair pay for your work in order to keep your family fed and clothed?
Will cutting taxes on the 0.01 percent of the very richest make your life better or just increase the deficit that really, really, really concerns housewife Ann Romney every time she fries an egg or washes a plate? Do you smell the stink of class warfare when you hear Obama discuss the "Buffet rule", or do you smell it when you hear GOP laying seige on the middle class and advocating for corporations, buccaneering bankers, and bunko brokers claiming the richest one percent should not pay taxes because they stimulate they economy.?. And just to make that side clear, poor undeseriving people should never, ever have any valid reason to envy the very, very rich or question the social inequality..
*** Stay tuned even if groceries or health care are never concerns of yours--- Doug Wiken