NFL owner more interested in winning election than winning games
Woody Johnson owns the New York Jets and is New York chairman of Mitt Romney's campaign.
October 1st, 2012
08:11 PM ET

NFL owner more interested in winning election than winning games

His New York Jets are struggling on the field, but team owner Robert Wood "Woody" Johnson told Bloomberg News today that it's more important to him to see Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan get elected.

Johnson, chairman of Johnson Co. and a great-great-grandson of the founder of Johnson & Johnson, is the New York state chairman of the Romney-Ryan campaign.

His Jets are 2-2 this season, and fans are smarting after Sunday's 34-0 pounding at the hands of the San Francisco 49ers. Nevertheless, Johnson has his priorities. When an interviewer on Bloomberg Television's "Market Makers" asked him whether football or politics was more important, Johnson responded:

"Well, I think you always have to put country first. So I think it’s very, very important, not only for us but in particular for our kids and grandkids, that this election come off with Mitt Romney and Ryan as president and vice president.”

That might be the best news coach Rex Ryan and beleaguered quarterback Mark Sanchez will hear all week.

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  1. President Beeblebrox

    Another reason to hate the Jets. I'm sure he earned everything he got by picking himself up by the top hat.

    October 1, 2012 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rob

      Thank you. The quality of the fan base just slightly improved.

      October 2, 2012 at 12:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Roger

      The Jets are just like the Republican Party – they keep doing the same wrong thing over and over. That is why they got smashed by the 49ers. They suck today, tomorrow and until this clown owner dies. I have always enjoyed watching them lose BTW Rob 🙂

      October 2, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  2. At

    Wait so he's already conceding?

    October 1, 2012 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rob

      No, he's making a courageous statement.. He is showing the same value system that all Conservatives have. Our country is more important than ourselves. We are suffering economically right now, but we have to get rid of Obama. If we allow him to stay in office, we will continue to suffer economically, but we will suffer more in the freedoms we relinquish to this socialist muslim. Our country is much more important than who wins the Super Bowl this year, or any year. Because without our economic and social freedoms, football and all other things we value will cease to exist.

      October 2, 2012 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
    • The Lord of Excess

      I'm an Eisenhower conservative and I don't see what "statement" he is making. Other than "I have a huge pile of cash and its MINE MINE MINE!!" Gimmie Gimme Gimmie!! MINE MINE MINE!! That is pretty much the sum total of the 1%s message. As the ship is sinking they want their money so they can move it somewhere else and get off the sinking ship. You think this guy is an American? These people are "international" citizens, they spend as much of their time in Europe and Asia as they do in the US anymore and they have no loyalty to this country. Never did, never will. But there are 150 million people who are all too willing to do their bidding ... the 1% can't function without its 49%+ of willing dupes.

      Round 2 of George W. Bush here we go if these guys get their way ... and that worked out so well for us all didn't it. Thank you sir may we have another ...

      October 2, 2012 at 4:23 am | Report abuse |
    • JG

      Regardless of your political allegiance, when you call Obama a "muslim" or a "socialist" in your statement, you make yourself sound so very ignorant.

      October 2, 2012 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Scott

      Rob – you think as well as the Jets play. It is obvious that you are – at heart – a bigot who doesn't really care about anyone. I feel sorry for you that you are so full of hatred and (the big one) fear.

      October 2, 2012 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Roger

      Rob is his son, just waiting to inherit his daddy's fortune and a really crappy football team too....but he earned it the old fashioned way like most Repubs....he inherited it 🙂

      October 2, 2012 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • TommytheT

      Robb – well said...thank you

      October 3, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  3. joseph pepe

    wow,you cant agree to dissagree?? you guys sound like congress! imature. look this up youll find im right. %8 unemployment? stop looking for manufacturing jobs or working in retail and complain about your pay. 200,000 welders short,150,000 truck drivers short. 160,000 aouto mechs short and who knows how many in health care. a lota ignorant ppl in this country. i agree with whats his face that wants too learn. voting for romney. certified welder,former truck driver,j.pepe

    October 1, 2012 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • nelson

      jaja i am a truck driver to make that money y dont sleep but minus parts diesel taxex i make 30.000

      October 1, 2012 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rob

      Youre right on this point, we dont need more accountants or lawyers or degreed people.. We need skilled tradesmen that can work with their hands.. If anybody drives a truck and only makes 30k, they arent a good driver. There is a lot of money driving trucks today.

      October 2, 2012 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Frank in Pensacola, FL

      Dude, don't you get it? There have been numerous attempts to help people get the skills to be able to have those jobs, and others. The GOP has been blocking anything that would help create jobs, strengthen the economy, help foreign policy, etc. for FOUR YEARS. They've said over and over again their number one priority is to get back into power.

      Odd that you're going to vote for the party that's been deliberately tanking the country for four years just to get back into power, and your reasoning is that we need more of what they've been preventing.

      October 2, 2012 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
    • max3333444555


      obama just signed a numbr of free trade agreements. that costs america jobs. congress was only too happy to pass them.

      that is bipartisanship at work....

      October 2, 2012 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Sean

    That kind of makes sense. The jets are interested in anything at the moment other than winning.

    October 1, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Want living proof? Tim Tebow has a paycheck from the Jets.

      October 2, 2012 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  5. joseph pepe

    P.s. GO GIANTS!!!

    October 1, 2012 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Alex

    Why alienate the 47% even more? Now I really hate the NFL.

    October 1, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  7. preston fischer

    the Jets team showed him what they think of his choice

    October 1, 2012 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Beeker

    Johnson's statement is an example why Romney and Ryan failed to make the case to be President.

    October 1, 2012 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  9. RLS

    This turkey can't even manage a football team.

    October 1, 2012 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rob

      The Jets are very profitable so in every respect you are wrong. He is managing them quite well. You may not like the results on the field, but that doesnt really matter.

      October 2, 2012 at 12:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Scott

      Rob – another example of your myopic thinking and an example of how conservatives really have little sense of community. They don't look at the country as a whole – as one nation. They look at the country as a method to profit individually at the expense of the less fortunate. Romney takes everything he can get and then bemoans the system that he takes advantage of – he profits from abortion but says he is pro-life. He makes vile comments but whines for an apology when the behavior is directed at him. He writes off half the country (what kind of president does that?). In short he panders to anyone that he thinks will give him his vote, all the while continuing his deceitful ways (tax returns? money in Swiss and Cayman Island accounts?). And the greedy or stupid pretend that this is a good way. It is not.

      October 2, 2012 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Frank in Pensacola, FL

      Rob's right – and it's a great example of why Rmoney and Lyan shouldn't be elected. They don't care about much more than the bottom line. For them, and the GOP, the bottom line is getting back into power. Just like Rmoney's "business" savvy – he's good at buying and DISMANTLING companies to make a profit for HIM.

      As long as the Jets are making money, who cares if they're a terrible team? Not "Woody"

      As long as the GOP gets back into power, who cares if they trash the country? Not "Willard"

      October 2, 2012 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  10. bugmetoo

    I bet his great great grandfather built his business, just like I did without Obama's help!

    October 1, 2012 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Name s kel

      its so easy to lie, even to yourself.

      October 1, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chi Logic

      You had plenty of help. Who built the road in front of your business? Who will come if it starts on fire? Who keeps it from being burglarized? If it DOES get burglarized, who do you think keeps your insurance company honest for your claim? Did you string phone lines to every customer that ever called you? Did you run water and electricity to you home and business? Who keeps your business neighbor from remodeling his property at the expense of damage to yours? Who picks up your trash? Who cleans your sewage?

      Grow up and stop being so self-important. Obama never said that he built your business. He correctly recognized the role government at the municipal, state and federal level plays in the business world.

      October 1, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Obama Mama

      And Obama became president without yours.

      October 1, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Obama Mama

      @Chi Logic- are you talking about the jobs bill on Boehner's desk since Sept. 2011? The one that has infrastructure in it to help move the economy? Yeah let's get rid of the do nothing congress.

      October 1, 2012 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • nelson

      You sell drugs jaja

      October 1, 2012 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • snarfowsald

      Thank you @Chi. FoxNews really ran with that sound byte. I can undestand milking a gaff, but what they did was just short of lying. well it was, but i dont think it matters anymore.

      October 2, 2012 at 1:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Don

      Chi, the taxes those businesses paid built those roads. Learn fool!

      October 2, 2012 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
    • UDidntBuildThat

      Chi Logic- where did the govt get the money to build the roads, pay police and fire. Businesses pay taxes! People build their busineses on their own!! Govt does not come up with the idea of Apple, Microsoft, Google or Facebook. People built that! Not the govt!! Get a clue moron!
      Govt is suppose to work for us. Not the other way around. U r such a sheep!!! Bah

      October 2, 2012 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
    • max3333444555

      hey chi, everything you named was paid for by taxpayers. obama had little to do with it other than file his taxes. i dont think that any party gets to claim that they built any business. if you start giving away credit for building basic infrastructure then you may as well also say, your mother didnt have you, the roads to get to the hospital, the phone you used to call the doctor and the electricity for the lights were responsible for your delivery. tell her that and see her reaction....

      October 2, 2012 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • awaysaway

      @Don – so you are saying that the taxes they paid in the future somehow paid for generations of infrastructure that was already paid for in the past. Nice "logic". But even if that was possible – that is why you pay taxes. So thanks for making the point.

      October 2, 2012 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Portland tony

    Who really cares what he thinks about the election. He's a wealthy guy who owns a poor performing football team. Tebow is not making the Jets look good...Maybe he, Romney and Tebow can sit down and figure this election out!

    October 1, 2012 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rob

      They are 2-2, thats .500 in case you dont understand percentages yourself.. Still 12 games to play.. youre an 1diot.

      October 2, 2012 at 12:46 am | Report abuse |
  12. xuaerdub

    There’s some working man out there and his little boy who must be getting pretty used to betrayal by now. They root for the home team for years, want to be proud of the local team, bleed a little with each loss, but keep coming back year after year holding hope for a better tomorrow. Meanwhile, the upper 1% of the football structure pockets the money and laughs off their pain. Him and his candidate Mitt aspire to bigger things – bigger betrayal.

    October 1, 2012 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rob

      Nothing you stated is backed up by a single fact. But hey, you probably feel better about yourself because you composed a few complete sentences. I want to congratulate you.. That is an accomplishment for a liberal. Well done.

      October 2, 2012 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Obama Mama

      Rob here is a complete sentence. Romney and Ryan are bad for the country and the middle class.

      October 2, 2012 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
    • christopher sferrazza

      Maybe the republicans should put more money into schools then Rob.

      October 2, 2012 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  13. vedder63

    Well looks like he is backing two losers. Good thing he cares more about romney beciasue the jets suck.

    October 1, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rob

      Good thing he owns the jets and youre a lib. We dont want people that cant spell voting for Romney, it dilutes the intelligent GOP gene pool.

      October 2, 2012 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Ezo

      Intelligent GOP gene pool? That's hilarious!

      October 2, 2012 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |
  14. Obama Mama

    Did you know this fun fact: That in Mitt's 47% that he says do not pay income tax there are 4,000 millions that paid nothing in taxes also.

    October 1, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rob

      Do you know how many millionaires there are in the US? Over a million.. We pay taxes on EARNED INCOME, not capital gains (until the benefit of the gains are taken).. The reason that is?? So that Millionaires will leave their MILLIONS invested in companies so 1diots like you can have a 9-5 job. We know you dont have the intelligence to run a company, so we hand you a broom. Investment, thats the reason we DO NOT want to increase taxes on wealthy business owners. They will take the money OUT of the companies and there will be less money to pay employees. There are no rocket scientist liberals, but none are needed because this is NOT ROCKET SCIENCE.. Its simple economics. Obama is RAP1NG you 1diot liberals for all you have. Keep voting for him, eventually you will all be on welfare and none of you will have decent jobs.

      October 2, 2012 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
    • JakeAZ

      jeebus...can't any of you remember just a few years ago? the economy was tanking at the start of 2005. HELLO!! Keep blaming Obama, makes you all look really crazy. you're handing him the election.

      October 2, 2012 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      Rob... so well put... however, in explaining this concept to liberals you have to use crayons, pictures, and speak on a 5th grade level...... liberals will never get it...

      October 2, 2012 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
    • The Lord of Excess

      That is why most liberals have a college education, many have masters degrees, and PhDs. In fact far more MDs, PhDs, JDs are "liberal." If by liberal "sane" is meant that is. No "Steve" you have it backwards, but then again it sounds like you do most of your reasoning with color crayons and pictures. Though most fifth graders are far more intelligent than you are giving them credit for, but I guess from someone who never finished the fifth grade you wouldn't know. Bigoted, selfish, idiots will never get it ... sadly due to their childlike understanding of the world. Clearly your motivations in life are selfish ... go figure.

      October 2, 2012 at 4:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Robert

      I thought crayons and picture books were used in the language of your people. Ask Santorum.

      October 2, 2012 at 7:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Willie K.

      Let me speak real slowly so even you can understand, Steve - Trickle down economics is a failure. It doesn't work. To keep doing what you've always done and expect different results is the very definition of insanity. So before you go calling other people stupid, you need to wipe the slobber off your own chin.

      October 2, 2012 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Gregg H

      The greatly amusing thing about that is far more scientists identify as Democrat, since the Republican party leaders often feel the Bible is better source of knowledge than scientific research.

      October 2, 2012 at 1:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      I am a millionaire voting for Obama. I was poor and had to work for my wealth...You are an asshat no matter what your political preference is or how much money you have...

      October 2, 2012 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
    • A person of interest

      I'm actually doing better now because I knew not to buy a house when the value was all speculation.....this just the 1st time white folks got a touch of how most of Americans live very moderate lives.....Yt gotta blame someone...Btw I'm white

      October 2, 2012 at 3:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Smokey

      Yeah sure, if this guy is a millionaire I'm King of Saudi Arabia.

      October 2, 2012 at 4:50 am | Report abuse |
    • IceMan

      How to win friends and influence people.
      Clearly you earned your millions (although I am doubtful of this) being a decent human being.

      October 2, 2012 at 5:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeff Cox

      Rob, if you're a millionaire, then I'm the King of Persia.

      October 2, 2012 at 6:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Riddel

      Now at last a truly stupid post. Thank you for the humor.

      October 2, 2012 at 7:19 am | Report abuse |
    • JG

      There's actually nothing to prove that. That's a good drum beat that "job creators" like to follow. However, to say that you would pull all of your money out of investments if the taxes go up, is pretty dramatic and unlikely. You wouldn't be able to make more money.

      October 2, 2012 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
    • strgzer585

      First off, most scientists (yes including rocket scientists) are lliberals. You know it actually helps when you believe in science and facts. Second, the concept that the wealthy need their taxes kept low so that they keep it invested in business and create more jobs is a giant pile of BS. How many jobs have rich dbags like yourself created since your taxes have been historically low? Oh that's right not nearly as many as when you were paying 70%. So instead of running your mouth maybe you should take some of that money and invest it in a tiny bit of education.

      October 2, 2012 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
    • TAXaudit

      You are absolutely correct. That's why the tax code that has been in place the last ten years is working so well!!!! Haven't you ever heard the expression that the proof is in the pudding? Look around at the economy. Is this "trickle down" theory of yours actually working?

      October 2, 2012 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Jim Brody

      Where are the jobs, >Rob<?

      October 2, 2012 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Obama Mama

      No the 1st raping was when you all thought you were smarter than the average voter and deregulated the banks, doh. Your narcisitic tone here shows the venom the wealthy have for middle class, we work for a living, while you play monopoly with our tax dollars and take what we have put away for all our lives for you to make a buck. No liberal or dem I know is afraid to pay taxes to help others. The wealthy have dinner parties to talk down to the average MAJORITY working class. People are getting wise to the wealthy.
      When people like you ROB us of Social Security and say it is broke, you are the joke. Actually you "job creaters", (I use that loosely) because you have not come thru to help the job market and want to make Obama a one term by not passing anything to put the middle class back to work, the congress will also pay. Taking the only thing left like the deductions to give the well to do more cuts will come back to bite Romney in the nards.

      October 2, 2012 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
    • grahame rhodes

      Whoops! your ego is showing. Never mind you can always move to another country

      October 2, 2012 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Heywood

      Rob, these libs just don't understand. They think jobs magically appear.

      October 2, 2012 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      Sounds like Mitt did not EARN his income. Maybe he better get a job first.

      October 2, 2012 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
    • DC1973

      You believe these guys are investing their money in America.

      And you call us the ldiots?

      October 2, 2012 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Obama Mama

      @Rob and 321, your true colors shining thru, the true finally comes out. You are a 1-3%er. And I know you think we should be greatful to shine your shoes, but we don't really give a damn. Take your money and shove it. Cause there are people like myself that know how hard it is for you to put up with us working class, aw, shame. Take your broom and shove it, we don't like working for you no more.

      October 2, 2012 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Obama Mama

      @Rob and 321, your true colors shining thru, the true finally comes out. You are a 1-3%er. And I know you think we should be greatful to shine your shoes, but we don't really give a damn. Take your money and sh-ove it. Cause there are people like myself that know how hard it is for you to put up with us working class, aw, shame. Take your broom and sh-ove it, we don't like working for you no more.

      October 2, 2012 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Obama Mama

      @Rob take your Broom and shove it, we don't want to work for you no more.

      October 2, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Obama Mama

      @Rob-take your broom and sh()ve it.

      October 2, 2012 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
    • John

      What a bunch of BS. Me having a job has NOTHING to do with why they invest. Dolt! Nice try, but you are COMPLETELY ignorant of what motivates folks to invest in a business.

      October 2, 2012 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
    • History Bear

      Your understanding of how finance works is off. Some what like your ability to present a cogent argument. . go back to school and retake Macro economics. Stocks are shares in the company that pays dividends when there is a profit. Selling a stock doesn't do squat for the company's bottom line and doesn't affect salaries for the average working person. Money earned as a dividend is still money earned and is taxed at a much lower rate than straight salary or piece work. Wealth is only of real value when you spend it, either for investment or personal expenditures.

      October 2, 2012 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Mickey1313

      And wages should be the smallest income taxed. C. Gains and the like should be taxed much higher. Wages are not income, they are an even exchange of time and labor for money. You lose 40 of your time and energy and replace it with money, there is no income. Capitol gains and corporate income are both pure profit, and should be taxed to the hilt.

      October 2, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • nopantsdance

      rob, did you eat alot of paint chips as a child? There is not one corporation or business in the U.S that employs even 1 person more than they require, taxing them more makes no difference at all, they already run as absolutely lean as they can! Now go pick up your broom.

      October 2, 2012 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Roger

      Like any rich guy is going to pay a penny more then he has to, bust the unions and pay all your employees minimum wage! You're a hypocrite that much is obvious by your condescending post. People like you should be voting for Romney cause he is YOUR kind of man!

      October 2, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • christopher sferrazza

      Good old'e Reganomic's. Dude you guys have hid behind that lie for over 30 years now. Tell me why the rich have increased their wealth by 1/3 in the past 25 years? because you send the employment overseas – make more protected profit and never re-invest. No has a problem with anyone else being rich – it's celebrated... if you do the right thing and take the American citizen with you. The problem begun when you stopped do so.

      October 2, 2012 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hexdragon

      One could say that Mitt was one of them. He reported NO INCOME, only investment income. So he ONLY paid the capital Gains tax, and NO INCOME TAX...

      Hey, you spin it one way, I can spin it the other....

      October 2, 2012 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      capital gains are income, they are taxed at a different rate, but there are income

      October 2, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • max3333444555

      he filed a 1040 and sent a check. thats paying income tax

      October 2, 2012 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • DevilDogOz

      They paid nothing? BS! Everytime the left wants to point out the fallacy of the 47% they point out the other sales, real estate, gas, medicare, social security, state, local, sales and myriad other taxes that are as accepted as the air that we breathe so acknowledge that yes, they paid those taxes no differently than any other consumer.

      October 2, 2012 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Obama Mama

      You are also the ones who made the policies and bought elections that brought us to our knees, no thanks been there done that. Romney more of the same screw the middle class mentality.

      October 2, 2012 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Jonsie

      Your screen name says it all. Do you have an Obama phone too? Some of us actually work for what we want!

      October 2, 2012 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
    • rufusclyde

      Actually, 7000 millionaires paid zero federal income taxes last year.

      October 2, 2012 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Don

      Because thy don't get a pay check. Learn fool!

      October 2, 2012 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
    • TCinNJ

      That is a lie with a typical Republican spin. The stat is people that did not pay FEDERAL INCOME TAX. They still pay other taxes. And really, considering how little some of those people make, what do you expect.

      October 2, 2012 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
    • max3333444555

      youve posted this copy and paste before.

      if the person made a million but had previous years losses they would get to write off those losses. not only is this legal, but logical, if you believe in an income tax at all.

      October 2, 2012 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • DontPretend

      Actually, that "fun fact" is complete hogwash, as is evident from the fact that he paid nearly 2 million in income taxes last year alone. Now go back to your day job of watching Judge Judy.

      October 3, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Obama Mama

    Should be 4,000 millionaires. pardon me.

    October 1, 2012 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay jay

      dangit u beat me to it mama!

      October 1, 2012 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Obama Mama

      Notice Jay Jay you have been sent to the bad boys and girls bottom of the dreaded banished heap?

      October 1, 2012 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tony

      Why should a millionaire without a income source have to pay taxes? At least they're not sponging off the rest of us tax payers...

      October 2, 2012 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Ezo

      A millionaire without an income source...hmmmm.

      October 2, 2012 at 1:06 am | Report abuse |
    • snarfowsald

      Im sure the IRS could give you a few thousand pages on that. but greed Im guessing.

      October 2, 2012 at 1:41 am | Report abuse |
    • db


      October 2, 2012 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
    • YouCan'tBeSerious

      Tony, you don't understand basic economics, do you? (That was a rhetorical question, of course.)

      October 2, 2012 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
    • sqeptiq

      How could they not have an income source if they make millions?

      October 2, 2012 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Scott

      What do you call the tax breaks they get? Is that magical income that isn't made up by the rest of us? Hmmm?

      October 2, 2012 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
    • noteabags

      What millionaire doesn't have income? Is it all stuffed under his mattress?

      October 2, 2012 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
    • DC1973

      Where exactly does the money they earn by not working come from, if not from the pockets of the taxpayers?

      These guys are pulling millions and billions of dollars out of the US economy and holding on to it. They're keeping it out of circulation. That's less money not only for the government to function on, but less money for the rest of the country to earn. And they keep doing it, and keep doing it, and keep doing it. This is that whole 1% thing, you know. 99% of the money is in the hands of 1% of the people? And people scream that the value of the dollar is falling, that there isn't enough money to go around, but at the same time, you want to not only allow these guys to keep hoarding the money but give them more?

      Someone tell me how this make sense, please.

      October 2, 2012 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
    • tld

      Oh yes they are! they are stealing and cheating you blind; you just can't see it because of the nice "blue taylored-made" armani suits thay have on when doing it.

      October 2, 2012 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
    • beachboyjedi they use roads?

      October 2, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • christopher sferrazza

      your very funny Tony

      October 2, 2012 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • TommytheT

      don't you know, because your money and property is not yours to keep, it belongs to the Federal Govt, who all alone will determine how to best use and who to give it to.

      October 3, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • GuestToo

      So, it is OKAY for them to get the tax break at the expense of the middle class that squeeks out a living? Oh yeah, that's fair.

      October 3, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Patrick

      Why not?

      October 4, 2012 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
    • UDidntBuildThat

      care 2 cite ur source? Geitner?
      Did u know Obama's Job Czar Jeffery Immelt pays no taxes? Check it out GE shipped majority of their jobs overseas and pays $0 in corporate taxes even though they made $5 Billions on profits. U think that Obama with his the "rich does not pay their fair share" motto, who had unfettered majority Congress in his 1st 2 yrs and passed everything he wanted would have fixed that....... that is if he really wanted to. LOL!!! Obama says one thing to the morons like you stupid enough to believe, but does nothing about it. And the sheeple goes Ba-ba-ba!! lol!

      October 2, 2012 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Obama Mama

      If Obama will not do it we will get someone else. Robme and Lyin' are not right for us. We will get our own candidates in by 2016. Get ready for a government shake up. The people of the working class need to get together, one way or the other we will get a president for the people, it is not Romney.

      October 2, 2012 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
    • davecu

      Kool Aid, Kool Aid,
      tastes great,
      wish we had some,
      can't wait.

      There are many who will vote along color lines, regardless of the policies.
      Others will vote on the policies regardless of color.
      We're ALL gonna get Skrewed!

      Bring back, "None Of The Above"!

      October 2, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Harry

      "who had unfettered majority Congress in his 1st 2 yrs and passed everything he wanted"

      Unfettered? You forget about the record number of republican filibusters from that time. Don't you?

      October 2, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ryan

      It's from the same report the 47% came from. That report also says that if you consider payroll taxes, the number is only 18% that aren't paying those. That 18% are the retired, disabled, idle people living on savings, and the welfare cases, not the 47% people like to claim. The entire report was based on current income, it didn't consider existing wealth since the government doesn't routinely track that for tax purposes.

      October 3, 2012 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
    • awaysaway

      A million in annual income or a million in assets? There is a huge difference. If you have a million in your house and/or in the bank then good for you – there is no tax to pay as you have already been taxed on that. But yes it is funny that they are still classed as victims by Romney.

      October 2, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
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