Jon Stewart mocks Romney: ‘Retroactive retirement’ worst use of a time machine ever

By Eric W. Dolan
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 0:04 EDT
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The Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Monday night express his disappointment with Mitt Romney for not going back in time and killing Adolf Hitler.

Stewart was poking fun at a senior adviser for Mitt Romney, who claimed the Republican presidential candidate had “retired retroactively” from his equity firm Bain Capital in 1999. After that time, the firm was involved in offshoring jobs and several bankruptcies.

“This retroactive retirement is the worst use of a time machine I have ever seen,” he said.

Stewart also mocked Romney for claiming that those who criticized him were trying to punish his success. The Republican presidential candidate has offshore investments, allowing him to pay a smaller percent of income taxes than most Americans, and as Stewart noted, he received $77,000 in business deductions to send his dressage horse “to the fucking prom.”

“Nobody cares that Mitt Romney is rich,” he explained. “It’s Romney’s inability to understand the institutional advantage that he gains from the government’s tax code largesse, that’s a little offensive to people, especially considering Romney’s view on anyone else who looks to the government for things like, I don’t know, food and medicine.”

Watch video, via Mediaite, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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