Today we learned Mitt Romney doesn’t like people who don’t pay Federal Income Taxes.  Of the 47% of Americans who don’t pay income tax, Romney said this:

 There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent 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… [M]y job is is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”

According to the Tax Policy Center, nearly two-thirds of households that paid no income tax did pay payroll taxes.  Which means they are working and are not, in fact, “dependent on government”.  And of the small number of households that didn’t pay either, more than half were elderly.

It’s also worth mentioning another group of  people who don’t pay federal income tax and who Romney thinks are “dependent upon government” for their health care, food and housing:  members of the military currently deployed in a combat zone like Afghanistan.

I always thought Mitt Romney was more like Monty Burns – but today he proved he has a lot in common with Homer Simpson who, upon hearing a news broadcast about Proposition 305, which would provide discount bus fares for the wives of dead military personnel, angrily responded:  “Mooching War Widows!”


  • Natasha

    Yep! Look at the high points of his record:
    All boys, rich-kid prep school bullying of the different kid.
    Draft-Dodger who went off to France to troll for Mormon converts while the his contemporaries went to combat.
    Proved his mettle as a capitalist sending American jobs overseas and bankrupting American companies in ways that enriched him.
    Won the homogenized Republican primary dance.
    “Forgets” to mention Americans serving in combat in wars and veterans form prior wars.
    Panders to the crowd for money
    Dismisses about half the nation as not his worry even though a lot of the half he hates are the elderly, the disabled, the afflicted, children serving military, retired military.

    Thanks Mitt for articulating the Republican agenda of bigotry, intolerance, greed and selfishness and hate for those different than his worldview. Did you learn that at home or in church?

    The geezers (Of the Brokaw’s “greatest generation”) used to say that some people “talked like a guy with a paper a**hole” Now that Mitt has revealed himself I know what they meant.

  • Dmoore

    Funny how the truth has a way of surfacing. This frat boy just confirmed how he truly sees the rest of us.

  • stryx

    Don’t forget the nursing home residents on Medicare!

    Mitt says die, lazy old moochers!

  • Dmoore

    Funny how it was “Hair & Nails” Palin who wanted everyone to believe democrats were gonna push gramma off to the side. But it’s really Mitt and a lot of republicans who think she doesn’t count.

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