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October 2nd, 2012, 05:29 AM
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Can I add yet another humorous blunder to the Mittens campaign:
After Ann Romney's plane started spewing smoke, the plane took an emergency landing in Denver, and he said,
“I appreciate the fact that she is on the ground, safe and sound. And I don’t think she knows just how worried some of us were. When you have a fire in an aircraft, there’s no place to go, exactly. The windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem. So it’s very dangerous. You can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open."
The main reason airplane windows don't open is because there isn't enough oxygen at cruising altitude to keep passengers alive. (The fear of window or cabin failures, which would lead to potentially fatal hypoxia, is why many planes are equipped with emergency oxygen masks.)
Later, he said it was all a joke, but I am not sure by the context of that discussion that he is actually joking!
Also, Mittens released tax returns a week or so ago.
He pays a 14 percent tax...but wait, he donated 30 percent of his money to charity!
Oh, but wait, the examiner also noted that in the 2009 tax return he had a similar percentage of charitable donations; 80 percent of which went to the Church of Ladder Day Saints. He also received a huge tax deduction because of this "charitable" donation. That tax break should not be afforded to the LDS Church, they are essentially a political special interest group. That tithe money should have come out of his own pocket, without receiving any government assistance to lower his effective tax by 3 million. These loop holds essentially allow the wealthy to direct their money into their own subjective causes at the expense of the nation as a whole. Not to mention, it is not equitable that my parents pay an effective federal tax rate of 17% when he is paying 14% with plenty of wealth to spare. Ugh, I am not completely sold on Obama, but without hesitation I would vote for him if I am posed with the question of Romney or Obama?
I don't know if any of this post makes any sense; I am practically falling asleep.
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