Comedian Bill Maher blasted former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on his show Friday night for claiming that people did not like him because they envied his wealth.
“Mitt Romney has to start understanding why people don’t like him. It’s not because he’s rich. It’s how he got rich,” Maher said.
Romney has taken heat for his time spent at Bain Capital, a private equity firm he founded. His critics have portrayed him as a man who made millions of dollars by being a corporate buyout specialist. In response, Romney has claimed his detractors are criticizing free enterprise and capitalism.
“You know, venture capitalists are not creators,” Maher added. “They’re businessmen who find weak companies, and prey on them. And Mitt can’t understand why anyone would ever question capitalism no matter how feral it gets. ‘What? We found a wounded animal and we ate it!'”
“When asked about wealth distribution and income inequality, Mitt said, ‘It’s fine to talk about those things in quiet rooms,'” he continued. “Quiet rooms? Why? It’s a wealth gap, not anal warts.”
“No wonder he doesn’t want to talk about it out loud. The most recent payroll data came in this week, and the median annual income for an American is $26,353 a year, or as Mitt calls it, a rounding error.”
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