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49 Responses to What Makes Mitt Romney Happy

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    September 19, 2012 at 5:06 pm
    Link: What Makes Mitt Romney Happy - Hi ho, hi ho, it`s off to the bank I go....
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2012 at 5:11 am
    I normally don`t question your fine submitting skills Kitteh, but why is this here?

    Should it make him sad?
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    Zed68 Male 40-49
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    September 20, 2012 at 5:31 am
    Yeah, sure !!!!!
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    Zed68 Male 40-49
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    September 20, 2012 at 5:31 am
    "Should it make him sad?" no, but it shows (once again) that he`s disconnected from reality
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    HumanAction Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2012 at 6:28 am
    Does anyone deny that being rich would make them happy? Afterall, the most common stressor in relationships is financial concerns.

    Just saying, money can`t buy happiness, but it`s a hell of a lot easier to be happy when you don`t have to worry about it.
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    September 20, 2012 at 6:34 am
    I hate the guy, but I have to wonder what is wrong with this statement. It would make me happy as well. It`s the only thing he has said that I actually agree with.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2012 at 7:08 am
    Agreed, of course everyone wants a lot of money. What surprises me is that he actually said something funny. You win this round, Romney.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    September 20, 2012 at 7:24 am
    "it shows (once again) that he`s disconnected from reality"

    Your reality, not his.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2012 at 7:26 am
    We have really, reeeeeealy gotta stop demonizing success.
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    unmercyfuldu Male 18-29
    762 posts
    September 20, 2012 at 7:47 am
    "Your reality, not his."

    99% of American`s reality, not his. Lets all vote for someone who gloats about their mansions and yachts. He certainly has your interests in mind because he can totally relate to what it is like to not have several mansions and yachts.
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    HumanAction Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2012 at 7:53 am
    @unmercyfuldu:

    "Jealousy is both reasonable and belongs to reasonable men, while envy is base and belongs to the base, for the one makes himself get good things by jealousy, while the other does not allow his neighbour to have them through envy." - Aristotle

    "The wicked envy and hate; it is their way of admiring." - Victor Hugo
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    unmercyfuldu Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2012 at 7:58 am
    @HumanAction

    Oh, cute. I criticize a presidential candidate for gloating about his immense wealth while Americans suffer through the worst economy since the great depresson and that means I am jealous. You are a silly person.
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    HumanAction Male 18-29
    2357 posts
    September 20, 2012 at 8:08 am
    @unmercyfuldu: You are a silly person.
    I have my moments. However, since you`d like to get into it, please witness the following:

    en·vy /ˈenvç/
    Noun: A feeling of discontented or resentful longing aroused by someone else`s possessions, qualities, or luck.

    He certainly has your interests in mind because he can totally relate
    Resentment, check.

    what it is like to not have several mansions and yachts
    Aroused by someone elses possessions and/or luck? Check.

    What am I missing here or are you just being defensive because someone called you out for being an idiot?
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    unmercyfuldu Male 18-29
    762 posts
    September 20, 2012 at 8:20 am
    @HumanAction

    What are you missing? How about the simple fact that it isn`t his wealth or possessions that cause my resentment but his actions and gloating behavior. Warren Buffet has a lot more then he does, but he isn`t an asshat. Get it? Character = problem. Money =/= problem.
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    HumanAction Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2012 at 8:33 am
    @unmercyfuldu: I`m not missing anything - merely calling it like I see it.

    For example, allow me to make a statement: it is OK to tax the rich at a higher rate and redistribute that money to less fortunate people.

    Do you agree or disagree with this?

    Now, since you agree with this, allow me to ask you something: do you consider yourself to be one of the less fortunate? The answer obviously is "yes" considering your previous statements.

    Therefore, simple reasoning suggests that you are envious per my prior definition. It`s quite simple.
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    unmercyfuldu Male 18-29
    762 posts
    September 20, 2012 at 8:45 am
    @HumanAction

    You are out of your mind. No point in arguing with someone who just wants to presuppose all his opponents positions. My comments speak for themselves. My problem isn`t with the candidate`s money, my problem is with how he acts.
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    elkingo Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2012 at 8:47 am
    Lol.. Humanaction:


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    HumanAction Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2012 at 9:04 am
    @unmercyfuldu: No point in arguing with someone who just wants to presuppose all his opponents positions.
    I noticed you failed to disagree with the statements I "presupposed"; is it because I am right and you are a bit ashamed of it?

    My comments speak for themselves.
    I agree with you 100%; I am gald you have finally come to your senses and realized that your comments suggest that you are envious.
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    Zed68 Male 40-49
    1015 posts
    September 20, 2012 at 9:40 am
    "it isn`t his wealth or possessions that cause my resentment but his actions and gloating behavior." exactly !!!!!!
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    Tacos4Brkfst Male 18-29
    620 posts
    September 20, 2012 at 9:43 am
    Auburn put it best, since when was it a bad thing to be successful?
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2012 at 9:50 am
    since when was it a bad thing to be successful?
    It isn`t, although some of the more radical left people think it is. The problem isn`t the end, it`s the means. Polluting, breaking laws, buying politicians (whether it be by corporations, individuals, unions, etc.) is wrong.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
    3876 posts
    September 20, 2012 at 9:56 am
    "demonizing success" is a talking point that has been burned into your head. No one is demonizing success. My new friend just sold a company he started with two other guys. He left with $18M. I couldn`t be happier for him. What people are getting upset about are things like the insane pay CEO`s are getting even when they fail. Things like that sucks money from the workers pensions and pay. People are pissed at the corruption at the top not success. But keep spinning those lies and talking points.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
    3876 posts
    September 20, 2012 at 9:58 am
    "No one is demonizing success."

    OK, there are some who are demonizing success but they are the ones on the other end who are also getting their talking points. One talking point is fighting against the other. Sheep will be sheep on both ends.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    September 20, 2012 at 10:09 am
    This is a stupid out of context video. What group was he talking to? If it was entrepreneurs or businessmen that is a very motivational comment. I am an author and an entrepreneur. I am motivated in a large way by success.
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    sutra46 Female 40-49
    2550 posts
    September 20, 2012 at 10:11 am
    Don`t think anyone has a problem with his wealth.
    How he went about getting his wealth is a problem
    He does not pay any taxes on his earnings is a problem
    That he has no emPathy for his fellow citizens who are going through terrible hardship, often because of the very business practices he made money from, is a problem.
    He now wants to run a country like a private country.club is a problem.
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    Tacos4Brkfst Male 18-29
    620 posts
    September 20, 2012 at 10:17 am
    "Things like that sucks money from the workers pensions and pay"
    Mark, that statement is dumb.

    Lets just take a look at some random company.. how about one that didn`t pay taxes, like general electric?
    Employ`s 301,000 people.
    CEO compensated over 14 million in 2007
    Lets take that CEO`s pay and divide it among the workers.
    Oh wow, a whole forty six dollars over a year, or, 2 cents an hour raise.

    Yes, that CEO is clearly taking money from your paycheck and pension!
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    DromEd Male 40-49
    1851 posts
    September 20, 2012 at 10:19 am
    OK Huff Po submission from a few days ago.

    Clearly this is in a joking context. Plus look at him. He looks 10 years younger. When and where did this come from?

    Seems just another ha ha we caught you bit from the far left.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    September 20, 2012 at 10:23 am
    I think the extra $10-12M he is getting is hurting the company. Not going to call you names. That is just my opinion.
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    Tacos4Brkfst Male 18-29
    620 posts
    September 20, 2012 at 10:43 am
    Revenue US$ 147.300 billion (2011)
    Operating income US$ 19.155 billion (2011)
    Net income US$ 14.155 billion (2011)
    Total assets US$ 717.242 billion (2011)

    Your opinion is wrong.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
    3876 posts
    September 20, 2012 at 10:51 am
    "Your opinion is wrong."
    "that statement is dumb."

    You must be a real joy to be around. Moving on. I`m not in the mood to deal with someone who just wants to argue.
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    Tacos4Brkfst Male 18-29
    620 posts
    September 20, 2012 at 10:57 am
    Sure thing buddy, enjoy your warped perception of reality.
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    Tacos4Brkfst Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2012 at 11:05 am

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    markust123 Male 40-49
    3876 posts
    September 20, 2012 at 11:19 am
    And your true self comes out. I can smell a partisan hack a mile away.
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    Tacos4Brkfst Male 18-29
    620 posts
    September 20, 2012 at 11:36 am
    Yay, I knew you could do it.

    So, back to opinions and facts.

    So you really think a few million paid to a CEO `hurts` a company like GE? Why do you think that? In what ways does it hurt? You have only mentioned that it hurts the employee`s paycheck, which i have provided numbers for you to show that assumption is incorrect.

    Cry partisan all you want, it doesn`t change anything.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
    3876 posts
    September 20, 2012 at 11:41 am
    Give it a rest Tacos4Brkfst. If you look at my comments below I was sticking up for Romney. This is a stupid video and a stupid post. I`m not going to get into your partisan fight.
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    Tacos4Brkfst Male 18-29
    620 posts
    September 20, 2012 at 11:52 am
    Numbers are not partisan. You seem to want to make it a partisan fight. Nowhere have I defended Romney or made any mention of him.

    However it is true, i posted a humorous image after you have stated you will no longer be participating in this discussion.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
    3876 posts
    September 20, 2012 at 12:04 pm
    "i posted a humorous image after you have stated you will no longer be participating in this discussion."

    No, you posted a partisan image that lacked humor in any way. But I could tell you were partisan well before you posted that. I`ve been spending the last couple months blocking Facebook friends on the left and the right who post these stupid partisan pictures. They don`t change anyones minds. They just show who I don`t need to waste my time talking to. Two weeks after the election I will unblock these Facebook friends.
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    Tacos4Brkfst Male 18-29
    620 posts
    September 20, 2012 at 12:08 pm
    So what does that have to do with ceo`s paychecks?

    It`s okay to admit you were wrong about something, you don`t need to deflect the discussion into something completely unrelated.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
    3876 posts
    September 20, 2012 at 12:11 pm
    I have to jump out of this. Being in a partisan fight about trying not to be partisan is really hurting my brain. If you really do just want to talk numbers find a post with HolyGod. He`s fun.
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    peakingo Male 30-39
    761 posts
    September 20, 2012 at 1:01 pm
    Tacos4Markust I think you two dweebs needs to stop, breath and realize how hilarious this is and realize that you two don`t know each other and arguing about this bullcrap is dumber than the video from @kittah9lives.
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2012 at 4:43 pm
    Be rich and famous would probably make anybody happy.

    Delivered well.

    Joke approved.
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    elkingo Male 30-39
    5387 posts
    September 20, 2012 at 7:53 pm
    @markust123 --

    Being "partisan" means you are committed to your party.

    I am not quite understanding how you keep throwing that around as an insult or bad thing. Care to elaborate?
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    markust123 Male 40-49
    3876 posts
    September 20, 2012 at 9:14 pm
    Seriously @elkingo? You are a research assistant. Look it up.
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    elkingo Male 30-39
    5387 posts
    September 20, 2012 at 9:22 pm
    mark -- you assume I didn`t?

    “Partisanship, for lack of a better word, is good. Partisanship is right. Partisanship clarifies, it cuts through, and it captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit,” says R. Shep Melnick, Thomas P. O’Neill, Jr. Professor of American Politics

    Was all I could find on the debate of whether it was a good thing or a bad thing. Which is why I posed the question to have you elaborate on your claim. I think it is rather important to stand up for one`s beliefs. If that sometimes (in politics) involves poking fun at the other party, then it may encourage discussion -- a motive for the other party to "prove" their point if you will.
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    elkingo Male 30-39
    5387 posts
    September 20, 2012 at 9:24 pm
    Link
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    September 20, 2012 at 9:53 pm
    God forbid we have a president that actually succeeded at something.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    September 20, 2012 at 10:08 pm
    Partisan

    Wiki:
    "...In multi-party systems, the term is widely understood to carry a negative connotation - referring to those who wholly support their party`s policies and are perhaps even reluctant to acknowledge correctness on the part of their political opponents in almost any situation."

    Merriam-Webster:
    "1: a firm adherent to a party, faction, cause, or person; especially : one exhibiting blind, prejudiced, and unreasoning allegiance"

    Please tell me that you are messing with me. That seriously took less than a minute.
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    elkingo Male 30-39
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    September 21, 2012 at 7:09 am
    Mark -- so you mean the way you use it is by definition. I think I understand your motives, which is all I was asking.

    However, most political minded people tend to think of partisanship as a constructive thing. middle-ground ideology and pleasing everyone is not always beneficial.

    That is all I was suggesting -- hence the lecture I linked.
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    Tacos4Brkfst Male 18-29
    620 posts
    September 21, 2012 at 10:02 am
    Since you claim to want to leave the conversation but keep posting...
    I`d still really like to know what makes you think a CEO`s few million dollars in pay adversely effects a company with 150 billion in revenue.

    Please, no cop outs. change my opinion, I like to be proven wrong. Its okay, it wont hurt my brain.

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