By Jo Piazza / current.com / @jopiazza
Refreshed from his own posh New England summer vacation, Mitt Romney hit the Hamptons this weekend in a cash grab sponsored by billionaire supporters David Koch and Ronald Perelman.
By sundown Saturday the presumptive Republican nominee had added at least $3 million to his war chest, reports the New York Daily News.
The day began with a bash at The Creek, Revlon chairman Perelman's 40-room castle, where supporters could pay $25,000 for a VIP ticket that included a photo op or $5,000 for lunch in the presence of the candidate.
The party soon moved on to the $18 million home of oil magnate David Koch for a $50,000-a-plate dinner. BuzzFeed reported minor protests outside the Koch mansion, including a plane flying a banner that read "Romney has a Koch problem."
Watch Cenk Uygur explain why people like the Koch brothers keep lining Mitt's pockets.
Some of the quotes from the high-end donors attending the events were as rich as the well-heeled folk themselves. The Atlantic Wire has an excellent roundup, but the best was obtained by Maeve Reston of the Los Angeles Times:
"I don't think the common person is getting it … my college kid, the babysitters, the nail ladies — everybody who's got the right to vote — they don't understand what's going on. I just think if you're lower income — one, you're not as educated. Two, they don't understand how it works, they don't understand how the systems work. They don't understand the impact," an unnamed woman told Reston.
According to Politico, the evening concluded with an event at the home of former U.S. Ambassador Clifford Sobel.
The Washington Post’s Nia-Malika Henderson and Democratic strategist Basil Smikle analyze Obama’s plan to end tax cuts for people making over $250,000:
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