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Insufferable young conservative youth Jonathan Krohn evolves to be insufferable teen. But we like him anyway.
- Plutocracy rules, literally - The Willard Mechanism has announced that if elected his cabinet (chosen by McKinsey?) will have business leaders and CEOs and not politicians and academics. (ABC News)
- Opaque Transparency - Shorter Willard: Nothing to see here, move along. Anyway, he’s talking about his fortune hidden all over the world, let’s listen in, shall we:
“I don’t manage them. I don’t even know where they are. That trustee follows all U.S. laws. All the taxes are paid, as appropriate. All of them have been reported to the government. There’s nothing hidden there. If, for instance, you own shares in Renault or Fiat, you still have to disclose that in the United States,” Romney said.”
- Another 1%er flees - Hey guys, remember the last day of Bill Clinton’s presidency when he pardoned billionaire stock trader and tax dodger Marc Rich who had bundled big money for his campaigns? Me Neither!, but anyway, his ex-wife Denise Rich (also a billionaire who donated lavishly to the Clinton Library before her husband was sprung) has renounced her US citizenship and will be an Austrian living in London and will save millions on taxes. (Reuters)