Friday, September 21, 2012


ACTUALLY......  I really think Mitt Romney is pushing the envelop on this.  This 47% thing should really tell the tale of disaster.  It's unbelievable that a candidate for president of the United States would go behind closed doors and say things that he wouldn't say on the campaign trail. It just accentuates his feeling that he is superior and that he is out of touch to mainstream Americans.  He's being sneaky, indigenous, insincere and arrogant! He has called almost half of Americans that are dependent on government for their well being moochers, and that he is "not concerned about that because they are lazy and will never change".  Romney said "I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives".  He said "that the 47% who pay no income tax, are victims and feel entitled to a lot of federal benefits".  That is outrageously insulting!

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."