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Romney speaks to near-empty room
Mitt Romney is shocked to discover that people work on Tuesdays, in Florence South Carolina.
(Jim Young/Reuters)
One should excuse Mitt Romney for being so out of touch, given that he hasn't had to work for years:
"[My tax rate is] probably closer to the 15 percent rate than anything. Because my last 10 years, I’ve — my income comes overwhelmingly from some investments made in the past, whether ordinary income or earned annually.

And what "work" he does—speechifying, earned him the "not very much" sum of just $362,000. So, you know, not very much.

So really, can you blame him for completely losing touch with what the 99 percent of Americans deal with on a daily basis?

The day after he was roundly targeted by his rivals in a contentious debate, the GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney spoke before a sedate audience of roughly 100 in a cavernous room in Florence, South Carolina [...]

"You guys are great to get up at - what time is it here, 9 o'clock in the morning in Florence?" Romney said. "Gosh, this is a work day, right?"

Yes, Mitt. Tuesday is a work day.

And believe it or not, most people get up before 9 AM almost every day—whether it's for work, or to deal with kids (they don't have night nannies, believe it or not!), or to deal with chores around the house. Indeed, sleeping in late is a luxury that most normal Americans can't afford.

Originally posted to kos on Tue Jan 17, 2012 at 11:41 AM PST.

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