OK. I have neither the competence nor the stomach to expound on Mitt's disregard for half the US population. I will limit my comments to this: If the greedy corporations had created (living-wage) jobs as the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy promised, instead of eliminating jobs in the US and keeping more of the profits in their Swiss bank accounts and other tax havens, maybe more Americans would actually be in a position to have money to pay taxes on. Instead, the Halliburtons and Koch brothers line their pockets with the profits of war and Wall Street while unemployment, poverty and homelessness skyrocket. Besides, there is another segment of some percentage who pay no taxes - the very wealthy who can slither through loopholes and launder money and deduct the cost of their hobbies and maintain off shore and Swiss bank accounts.
These disgustingly, obscenely wealthy Republicans and their supporters literally make me ill and reading and listening to news coverage of the political scene is, I am becoming convinced, not good for my health.
In addition, although I invariably run as fast as I can from conspiracy theories, I've read some disturbing reports and theories about the "anti-muslum movie" and and how certain political forces have been or are manipulating the violence and unrest to their advantage. The possibility that only the most powerful individuals believe they can play chess with the world and that most of us are merely powerless pawns reveals a cynicism beyond belief.
Sometimes I wonder if I should have joined some secluded, mountaintop monastery years ago.