Rafalca, Mitt Romney's frou frou Olympics-bound dressage horse, nets the family a $77,000 tax credit per year. Since Normals who produce mere human children only get a $1,000 tax credit per child, it therefore stands to reason that Rafalca Romney is worth 77 human children. Certainly more than your entire family.
But before you get up in arms over the exorbitant cluelessness of the hundobillionaire who will spend the next several exhausting months rolling up his sleeves and wearing baseball caps and shaking hands with men who have never had manicures, pretending to understand their problems, consider for a moment the enormous costs of taking care of an animal as highfalutin as Mitt's Little Pony.
Current TV provides a nice side-by-side of how much an American family can expect to spend on continuing to be alive versus how much the Romneys spend making sure Rafalca gleams and glistens like the handsome horse-prince he is. Some of the figures may surprise you. For example, did you know that the average family spends a little over $16,000 on housing per year, and Rafalca's housing costs nearly $29,000? That Rafalca's clothing costs $10,000 per year? That the Romneys shell out $15,420 carting that four legged Fauntleroy from place to place?
Maybe the Romney's horse is worth more than most people.