Let's take a look at some of these 47%ers. What about students who need to have government aid to attend a community college? What about waitresses and buss-boys, janitors that don't earn enough to pay taxes? What about the Active duty military in combat zones, and Iraq war veterans who go to the VA? What about retired citizens who have Medicare and live on their Social Security, which they have earned through decades of working and paying taxes? I could go on and on with examples - these Americans are self sufficient and independent, not free-loaders.
The 47% issue has been compared to Obama's 2008 comment about working class people "clinging to guns or religion". If you're a church-going supporter of gun control, you could take exception to "God" and "guns". But Obama was right: most of Obama's observation was compassionate toward blue-collar American's who feel betrayed by government. Obama's point was to reach out to, not write off, his fellow Americans. What Romney got wrong is: among wealthy nations it's difficult to find one where people work harder than the United States. The donors at the Boca Raton fundraiser were made possible by the strong efforts of proud, self-sufficient people, including many in the negative 47%.
Just as a reminder, you may want to read again what our infamous Republican candidate for President had to say at a fundraiser. Watch you're blood pressure when you read this.
"There are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. There are 47% who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That That's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what....These are the people who pay no income tax. My job is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."
MITT ROMNEY SAID THIS WAS NOT "ELEGANTLY STATED"....... PAUL RYAN SAID IT WAS "INARTICULATE"....... WHAT DO YOU THINK???