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According to a new report, Mitt Romney’s proposed tax plan would save him about $5 million dollars a year compared to what he would pay under President Obama.

Although it seems like a drop in the bucket for a man as wealthy as Romney, $5 million can go a long way. Here are some of the things that President Mitt Romney could buy with his savings:

133 Cadillacs

Ann Romney could drive more than “a couple” of Cadillacs with an extra $5 million. The newest Cadillac SRX — her preferred model — has a list price of around $43,900, meaning that she could afford 133 of them.

91 Car Elevators

The car elevator in Romney’s La Jolla home cost him $55,000, meaning that he could afford 91 of them with his tax savings.

232 Lobbyists

Romney paid a lobbyist $21,500 to help convince city officials to let him build his La Jolla dream home; he could hire him 231 more times using his extra money.

53,827 Front Row Kid Rock Tickets

Kid Rock, who endorsed Romney and appears on the candidate’s playlist, played a Romney campaign event for free before the Michigan primary. Using his tax savings, Romney could pay to see every Kid Rock concert until the end of time.

48 Dressage Horses


The cost of a dressage horse varies, but Ann Romney paid $105,000 for her horse Super Hit in 2003. She could have bought 47 more at that price (although the other costs involved with the sport are wildly expensive.)

12 Percent Of A Failed Presidential Campaign

Romney’s tax savings of $5 million would barely make a dent in the $42.3 million of his own fortune that he spent on his failed 2008 campaign.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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