One donor at the Hamptons said it all as she waited to enter the $75,000 per couple Koch brothers fundraiser a few days ago:
"We've got the message. But my college kid, the baby sitters, the nails ladies -- everybody who's got the right to vote -- they don't understand what's going on. I just think if you're lower income -- one, you're not as educated, two, they don't understand how it works, they don't understand how the systems work, they don't understand the impact."
As the Romney campaign and their supporters point fingers and place blame on the average, hard-working American, one can’t help but wonder how the misinformed, out of touch, and disjointed one percent is going to address the everyday concerns of the remaining 308,475,998 Americans.
Romney told the Hamptons crowd that if they were there, then that meant they were “doing just fine.” He then launched into his usual speech about trying to reach out to the rest of America, a laughable claim since he recently blasted President Obama’s call for a one-year extension of tax cuts for Americans making LESS than $250,000 a year.
That’s still a lot of money to most Americans, but Romney’ campaign called Obama’s plan “a tax increase for millions of families.” What they didn’t say was it would mean his very wealthy supporters would actually have to pay more in taxes as a result.
Romney is super popular among his wealthy crowd because they know he will protect them if he becomes president. But what about the rest of us? Romney talks of "rebuilding the foundation of an opportunity society." Let’s hope he’s talking about creating that opportunity for the 100%, not just his one percenters.