Monday, July 28, 2014
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"You people"

"You people"

 

Those people making a fuss about seeing Mitt and Anne Romney's income tax returns?

Ann Romney says. let them eat cake:

Ann Romney dismissed concerns about her husband’s tax returns Thursday, contending that the two of them have “given all you people need to know.”

“You know, you should really look at where Mitt has led his life, and where he’s been financially,” the potential first lady said on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “He’s a very generous person. We give 10 percent of our income to our church every year. Do you think that is the kind of person who is trying to hide things, or do things? No. He is so good about it. Then, when he was governor of Massachusetts, didn’t take a salary for four years.”

“We’ve given all you people need to know and understand about our financial situation and how we live our life,” she added later.

This is the second time I can remember that a major political figure has used the phrase "you people.' The other time involved Ross Perot and it did not end well. There is a major difference, though. When Perot said "you people," he meant "black people" (or, as Rick Santorum calls them, "blah people"). When Ann Romney says "you people," she basically means "anyone who is not a NASCAR team owner."

After all, "only the little people pay taxes." Meanwhile, I think some of "you people" out there will remember this come November.

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