Hold on! You left out the good part of the story. The event was a $50,000. a
plate fund raiser held at the home of the famous partier Marc J. Leder. Not
only did Mitt come across like Thurston Howell the third, but he total
mischaracterized the 47% of american household who pay no FEDERAL income tax.
Many of the non payers are students, retired people, the disabled, and heck I
even remember a year when Ronald Reagan didn't pay any federal income tax.
Interesting that the left-wing press is all aghast at Romney's comments,
while a great many people are are actually pleasantry surprised that Romney went
off-script and told it like it is: Obama wants a dependent class who NEEDS him
(with the uber-incompetent fictionalized Julia as his poster child)Obama is focusing on the video it their current campaign notices - but not
offering a link because they know that most Americans actually agree with Romney
- Too many people are free-loading and big government creates dependence which
equals loss of freedomRomney has made no apology and has wisely
asked that the entire video be releasedI would be truly ironic if
another Carter handed the election to Republicans LOL
@CI the only people "pleasantly surprised" are those that are not
"rational" enough to know that the vast majority of that 47& (over
42%) which includes not just the poor but many middle class and upper class
families work hard everyday and pay their own bills and pay all other taxes.
@TolstoyNice way to twist thingsYes I know that many
people need help and many people that do not pay taxes have in the past or will
in the future - I also suspect that you know that Romney was not condemning the
legitimately disadvantaged, but making comments about the dangers of a dependent
society. But you would rather play oppressed misunderstood liberal, being
thwarted by big mean right-wingers who dare question the legitimacy of you
angelic compassion, rather than admit it. So I am not surprised (pleasantly or
otherwise) by your feigned indignationThe underlying philosophy of a
nation of makers and takers is NOT healthy - it is completely irrational. It is
nice to hear Romney say that.
I've asked many cashiers at grocery stores about people buying with food
stamps. It came to ninety percent.If you look at children in our
schools, most qualify for reduced or free lunches.Forty seven
percent may have been a low figure.It's scary having people
dependent on a government who is sixteen trillion dollars in debt.What's going to happen when the entitlements end, or run out? We're
being led into a trap.