The Problem With Mitt Romney’s Finances

First off, I want to let you know that I am not American. While I did live in the USA for a few years, I’m a Canadian citizen by birth and will probably be staying here in the great white north for the rest of my lifetime. Nevertheless, some of my favorite things are found south of the border: San Francisco, my parents, and cheap shopping. In the interest of being a somewhat informed global citizen, I’ve been following the US election with an interest that has intensified proportionally to Mitt Romney’s increasing displays of ignorance and idiocy. He is a bad, bad man you guys.

Money After Graduation is normally a politics-free zone but Mitt Romney is a tool.

I can’t stand him. Like, really can’t stand him. Hate him more than George-W.-Bush-and-Sarah-Palin-combined kind of can’t stand him. I hate everything about him from his homophobia to his disdain for “the poor” to his binders of women. His perspective on money and wealth approaches a level that is so wildly self-absorbed I think he might be a financial sociopath.

And now, for your viewing pleasure, here is the funniest video on the internet to date:

Mitt Romney’s Financial Perspectives That Are Just Plain Wrong

It’s ok that women earn less than men.I’m sorry, but you have a vagina so you only qualify for 77% of what a man earns.

Education is not a worthy investment. The USA consistently ranks lowest amongst the developed world when it comes to education and now Romney is going to make it even worse.

Adequate healthcare is only for the rich. Just in case being born with cancer isn’t punishment enough, we’re going to make you pay out of pocket for your treatment. The USA spends the more on healthcare than any other country, but gives grossly disproportionate service to its citizens. 26,000 Americans die each year due to inadequate health insurance coverage.

You don’t have to pay taxes! Taxes are for poor people. Rich people get loopholes and offshore accounts.

When in doubt, buy more weapons. I guess all the money the USA won’t be spending on education & healthcare is what Romney will be using for the US military. Moar guns, moar powerrrrr. It’s cool, America wasn’t enough of a global military super-power already.

I feel like the rest of the developed world is watching the US presidential election in complete bewilderment that such a candidate has been put forward for a position of authority. Seriously America, are we bing punked?