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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Rafalca's free ride

The man who claimed a $77,000 tax loss on a dressage horse says Barack Obama is out of touch with average Americans.

Buried deep in the story about Ann Romney's horse (and rider) making the Olympic dressage team is this tidbit:
The Romneys declared a loss of $77,000 on their 2010 tax returns for the share in the care and feeding of Rafalca, which Mrs. Romney owns with Mr. Ebeling’s wife, Amy, and a family friend, Beth Meyers. 
That loss is more than most Americans pay in taxes and larger than the median household income of Americans in every state of the union. Not to mention the $1,000 saddles and what most average Americans could purchase with that Romney pocket change.

That has not stopped the man who poo-poohed $374,000 in speaking fees as "not very much" from trying to paint Obama as a clueless naif when it comes to needs of Americans.

When will the media generate a little horse sense?

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