Politics

Video: Jon Stewart Mocks Mitt Romney's ‘Retroactive Retirement’

| by Michael Allen

'The Daily Show' host Jon Stewart, on Monday night, mocked a senior adviser for Mitt Romney, who recently claimed the Republican presidential candidate had “retired retroactively” from his equity firm Bain Capital in 1999 (video below), even though Romney was listed as 'CEO' in other paperwork until 2002.

Stewart said: “This retroactive retirement is the worst use of a time machine I have ever seen.”

Stewart also mocked Romney for claiming that those who criticized him were trying to punish his success: “Nobody cares that Mitt Romney is rich. It’s Romney’s inability to understand the institutional advantage that he gains from the government’s tax code largesse, that’s a little offensive to people, especially considering Romney’s view on anyone else who looks to the government for things like, I don’t know, food and medicine.”

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