Headline Muse, 8/15

Things are weird, for a rich politician
So you have to respect his position—
But just what kind of schmucks
Can call five million bucks
Just a small “inadvertent omission”?

Headline: Ryan corrected Hill reports during VP search

While being vetted by Mitt Romney’s campaign, GOP vice presidential hopeful Rep. Paul Ryan amended two years of his financial disclosure statements to add an income-producing trust worth between $1 million and $5 million that he had previously neglected to report.

So… Romney’s horse is worth more in tax writeoffs than I earn in a year, so to appeal more to his republican base, Romney goes for a blue-collar guy who loses between one and five million bucks in the sofa cushions.

Ryan’s amended reports were hand delivered to the House Clerk with letters characterizing the belated disclosures as an “inadvertent omission.”

Hey, if he won’t miss it, I could sure use it.


  1. Randomfactor says

    The “omissions” and “innocent mistakes” are always in their favor, aren’t they?

  2. ImaginesABeach says

    In Ryan’s defense, I found a twenty dollar bill in my pocket when doing laundry last week, and I’d forgotten I had it. Maybe that’s what happened to him.

  3. 'Tis Himself says

    Oh by the way, I just remembered that I’m worth several million dollars more which I forgot to put on my last few financial statements. -Paul Ryan

  4. TX_secular says

    Ryan must have a very large sofa as one million dollars alone is a stack over 300ft high. :)

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