posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 07:12 AM
reply to post by desert
Originally posted by desert
Will someone please explain to me how Romney equates "the 47% of Americans who pay no income tax" with the "47% of the people who will vote for
Obama"? This makes no sense to me.
I actually think he has the idea that 47% of Americans (the same ones who vote for Obama) Are willingly leaching off the system. They are poor, lazy
and feel "entitled" to be taken care of. You have to look at it from Romney's point of view. He was born into wealth. He has never known anything
different. He has had it easy all his life. And he has NO CLUE how real people live.
He is also not that bright. He's not thinking of the millions of elderly who have worked their whole lives and are now living their retirement years,
OR the wealthy 1% whose income is from capital gains... If you think about it, considering how many people don't vote, he has just mixed up all the
numbers and come out with a nice "talking point" that will get the wealthy (but not bright) all worked up.
Who are the
Taxpayers, the poor, the elderly, students and the wealthiest... Many are also conservatives. (What does he think? There are no poor conservatives or
Most are taxpayers…
The dangerous misconception of the 47 percent argument, according to Kevin Roose writing in New York magazine, Daily Kos’s Jed Lewison, and the
Washington Post’s Brad Plummer, is that it is too often misinterpreted to mean that 47 percent of households pay no taxes at all, that they’re
freeloaders. But the truth is that only 18.1 percent of households pay no tax—two thirds of the households that pay no income tax still pay
payroll tax. (Many, says Plummer, actually pay it at higher rates than Romney.)
He just has NO CLUE and he's slimy. A toxic combination.
To be fair, I don't think he meant he doesn't care about these people. He doesn't care about their vote because he knows he can't get it. He "forgot"
about all the conservatives who don't pay taxes... Neither does he consider the MILLIONS who vote for Obama who DO pay taxes - people like me.
HOLLYWOOD, for Christ's sake! There are plenty of wealthy and middle class people who pay taxes AND vote for Obama... It was just the stupidest thing
for him to say...
edit on 9/18/2012 by Benevolent Heretic because: (no reason given)