Everyone is talking about the Mother Jones’ scoop, a video of a Mitt Romney fundraiser, where the candidate badmouths people who do not have to pay federal income tax.
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. 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 people who pay no income tax . . . [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.”
When you consider that many pensioners in America (retired people) paid social security tax for years, and may not be paying federal income taxes now, what are the non-taxpaying voters supposed to think about candidate Romney?
[Update: A lot of the people who don’t have to pay federal income tax also live in the Old Confederacy. It’s like they’re “living off of” civil war reparations from the North . . .