Tuesday, January 24, 2012

How Long Would It Take Mitt Romney to Make What You Make in a Year?

By Rachel Swan
Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Lest you have any doubts about the income gap that separates you from Mitt Romney: Slate posted this cool little calculator widget that allows you to actually crunch the numbers. The app uses figures from the GOP candidate's 2010 tax return, which he released Monday, and which shows that more than half his $21.6 million earnings came from capital gains. Turns out it takes him seventeen hours, fourteen minutes, and eleven seconds to make what I earn annually, before taxes.

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