UPDATED Top 10 List of Mitt Romney’s All-Time Out-of-Touch, “1% Moments”

October 31, 2011

UPDATED Top 10 List of Mitt Romney’s All-Time Out-of-Touch, “1% Moments”

Debuting at #4, Romney on $3.45 gas: "That's a good price!"

While the remark is clearly out-of-touch with the pain everyday Americans feel at the pump as big oil reaps massive profits, what remains unclear is whether Mitt Romney thinks $3.45 a gallon is  a “good price” as a  hundred-millionaire who can’t feel any difference, or as someone who has taken more big oil campaign cash than any other candidate for federal office and whose energy plan is a nothing but a big hand out to big oil, including $20 billion more in offensively wasteful tax breaks.  


10. Think Progress: August 25: Romney: I’d Like To Repeal Wall Street Reform

*[IN RELATED NOTE: Center for Responsive Politics, Oct. 18: ‘Wall Street Donors Flock Most to Mitt Romney’]

9. The Hill, August 29: ‘Romney: Beachfront home is being doubled in size, not quadrupled


8. (TIE) CBS News, Sept 21: [Hundred-millionaireRomney calls for a tax policy that will help "us" in the middle class  / Gawker, June 21: ‘Romney Struggles to Find Non-$100 Bill in Wallet’

7. Wall Street Journal, June 16: Romney’s Latest Laugh Line: ‘I’m Also Unemployed’


6.  Associated Press, September 17: “Most of the top Republicans running for president are embracing plans to partially privatize Social Security…Romney says the stock market collapse in 2008 shouldn't scare workers away from investing in private accounts.” 

5. ABC News, June 2: “Romney responded "yes" when asked if he would sign the plan written by Rep. Paul Ryan that would restructure Medicare if it reached his desk as President.” [SEE ALSO: FACT: Ryan-GOP Budget Plan “would essentially end Medicare”]

4. Romney on $3.45 gas: "That's a good price!"


3. New York Times op-ed, November 18, 2008: “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt,” by Mitt Romney


2.  Think Progress, August 11: Romney: ‘Corporations Are People, My Friend’

1.  THIS PHOTO from Romney’s days as CEO of Bain Capital, where he made off with obscene profits as five of the companies under his firm's direction went bankrupt and thousands of workers lost their jobs – apparently, finding places to stuff all those profits became something of a joke amongst Romney and his cohorts: