Stewart: Romney's Misusing His Time Machine

Also, why does Mitt's horse get to go to prom?

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 17, 2012 8:11 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Jon Stewart joined the chorus mocking Mitt Romney's "retroactive retirement" on last night's Daily Show. "I'm not saying that if you have a time machine you necessarily have to kill Hitler," he quipped, "But this retroactive retirement is the worst use of a time machine I have ever seen." He also noted with amusement that Bain Capital almost shares a name with Batman's latest nemesis. "Not since Ayds diet candy … has a brand faced this type of challenge."

Romney is also taking heat for his tax dodges, which he's defended by saying that his money is in blind trusts. Naturally, Stewart digs up a clip of Romney saying that, "The blind trust is an age-old ruse." ("To the time machine! To retroactively retire that soundbite!") Of course, Romney's ultimate defense is that he followed the law. "And that really is the point," Stewart says. "If you're a so-called job creator in this country—even if the jobs you create are in India and China—you are entitled to wonderful things," like, say, a $77,000 deduction for dressage horse competition expenses. "Yeah. A $77,000 tax break to send your horse to the f(bleep)ing prom!"

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