'15 percent? That’s not a tax. That’s barely a tip.'
01/19/2012 6:53 AM
01/19/2012 7:27 AM
Last night, the late-night comedians pretty much took aim at the taxes of Mitt Romney, the front-runner in the polls
THE COLBERT REPORT
On Romney’s rambling response about releasing his tax records during Monday’s debate: “So there you have it folks, he will probably mostly maybe-ly release his tax returns in April, assuming he is finished his answer by then because by the next day he had not gotten to the verb.”
On Romney’s speaking fees: “They don’t pay him very much, just $374,000 last year. Think about it folks, if that was his entire salary, Mitt’s income level would drop all the way down to the top 1 percent.”
“Even though he’s a multi-multi-millionaire, (Romney) only pays 15 percent in taxes. 15 percent? That’s not a tax. That’s barely a tip.”
“But there’s some bad news for Mitt Romney today. Standard & Poor’s downgraded him from bland to boring.”
THE DAILY SHOW
Jon Stewart on how Romney should just accept that he's rich and admit it to the world:
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