Clear It With Sidney

Notes on journalism for the common good, by Lindsay Beyerstein

Stewart: Romney Got a Tax Break to Send His Horse to the Prom

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
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Last night’s Daily Show was classic. Jon Stewart took Mitt Romney to task for the candidate’s inability to grasp why voters might be upset that he gets so much “free stuff” from the tax system–like a $77,000 tax deduction “to send his horse to the prom.” Stewart was needling Romney for accepting lavish tax cuts, like a business tax credit for horse dressage expenses, while lecturing less fortunate people who look to the government for food stamps or health care.