“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 not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”
Mitt Romney is such an arrogant, arrogant person…
Remember when he said: “I don’t care about the very poor”?
Now he just dismisses about HALF of the American voters because he, Romney the Great, will NEVER, not ever – convince these freeloading losers that “they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”
No we don’t CARE about our own lives, Mr. Romney. We’re waiting for your wife Ann to come calling with a plate of cookies…and take over. SHE understands how WE roll…
His JOB is not to worry about those people – we KNOW that. Romney’s job is to ensure that rich people keep their status quo. THAT’S his job. The poor and middle class can get lost. Hedge fund managers, that’s his JOB! Incidentally he was speaking at the Florida home of one of these private equity managers named Marc Leder (May 17, 2012).
So when Romney becomes president, YOU just know Mitt Romney will put in all those great programs for ordinary Americans. He will invite you to the White House. He will listen to your concerns. He will look for advice from YOU. He will champion your causes. He will continue to subsidize your housing and your health care and insurance for seniors. He will continue to subsidize day care for working moms, (like his wife Ann), and he will continue to support food stamps and extend unemployment benefits.
Go ahead and vote for him – then midway through his term when you CANNOT breathe, just swing around and vote Democrat – then sit back and expect a miracle.
Did I not say in an earlier post some time ago that “Stupidity should be a crime”?
This is a PATTERN with Mitt Romney. He has made statement after statement that shows how he thinks about people who cannot afford to pay from $50 thousand to $150-thousand to attend one of his fund-raisers.
Here he is, a multi-millionaire who uses tax loopholes like off-shore accounts and the lower rates paid on investment income to weasel OUT of paying HIS FAIR SHARE of taxes. Yet, Romney goes on a rant about people who don’t pay taxes – NOT because they are hiding their money in off-shore accounts like Romney and his multi-millionaire friends – but because many of these people have NOTHING left to give after they take home their measly paycheck.
This Bible that Romney and Republicans both PRETEND to believe in – is it not that SAME Bible that says the POOR will ALWAYS be with us? Yes, that’s right. Matthew 11:26 AND Mark 14:7 say: “The poor will always be with us.”
The poor will always be with us, Jesus says – unless Romney and Republicans, the bestest Christians and lovers of God that ever was, was – yes, the Pharisees and Sadducees of OUR day – no longer believe in Jesus and his integrity?
Assuming they still DO, IF the poor are always going to BE with us, then what should we DO with the poor?
Romney and Republicans want to throw them out. Leave the poor by the wayside. Turn their backs on poor people.
Jesus and Democrats want us to remember that the poor will always be with us – and to remember the example of Mother Theresa…instead of billionaire hotelier Leona Helmsley!
Americans have always taken care of the poor, be it here or in other countries. How can somebody who has the kind of lifestyle that Mitt Romney has, the houses including his California mansion with the elevator he’s building for the family’s CARS, the clothes that cost thousands of dollars, the millions and millions of dollars in his bank account (like 22-million in 2010) not even FEEL sorry for people who have so little?
May I remind Romney that only a small percentage of Americans are as rich as HE is? Even the middle class is taking a hit, due in large part to Republican policies. Millions of HARD-WORKING AMERICAN FAMILIES depend on subsidized programs – housing, health care, vouchers – and would be in serious trouble without these benefits. Romney supports pouring billions of dollars into the Middle East but we cannot support our American poor – who are NOT rioting in the streets!
Now Romney called a press conference to – I don’t know what – save his image? But instead of apologizing to the millions of voters he disrespected, he just clarified that his comments were not “elegantly stated”. In other words: What I said is true, but I should have said it differently.
I was waiting for somebody to ask Romney to rephrase his remarks in a more “elegant” way. I’d like to hear such elegance stated.
May I also remind Mr. Romney that HE IS WRONG AGAIN. That HE DID NOT CHECK HIS FACTS (facts are just minor inconveniences to Mitt Romney) because what he said is NOT true. The “Working Poor” pay OTHER taxes like PROPERTY taxes and SALES taxes. According to the breakdown of the 47-percent of households/voters Romney is referring to (source: Daily Beast):
- Only 18-percent of households pay NO taxes. And most of these people, two-thirds of them, DO PAY PAYROLL TAXES. And these payroll taxes are at a HIGHER RATE than the income tax rate MULTI-MILLIONAIRE Romney paid on his millions of Investment Income.
- About 10-percent of the people who do not pay taxes are elderly and/or retired.
- Many are poor, with yearly incomes of $20-thousand or less. And the reason WE THE (POOR) PEOPLE pay no taxes is because we can claim Tax Credits like the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit. Will a President Romney keep those credits?
- Many people who don’t pay taxes live in the South, in conservative states that vote Republican, NOT democrat so they are NOT Obama voters – they are Romney’s voters. NINE of the TEN states with the most people who DO NOT pay income taxes are “RED” states. Bet you did not know that, Mr. Romney. Yes, they are Republicans. Now do you want to hold another press conference and really apologize this time to all those Bible-thumping freeloaders who were planning to vote for you? Though I don’t know why. Which would they rather have? Romney or their Tax Credits?
- And yes, some of the people who DO NOT PAY TAXES are the super rich – the roughly 3-thousand members of the top one-percent of taxpayers who make their money from investing. Hedge fund managers, private equity lenders like Mitt Romney. These real estate investors and wealthy financiers use another tax loophole “tax-loss carryforward,” (whatever that is) and end up paying little or nothing in taxes.
THAT’S WHAT MANY PEOPLE SUSPECT MITT ROMNEY DID – THAT THIS IS WHY HE CANNOT RELEASE HIS TAX RETURNS – BECAUSE THEY WILL SHOW THAT ROMNEY PAID NOTHING IN TAXES FOR THE YEARS HE IS HIDING!
Isn’t it rich (apt pun) that the multi-millionaire who pays a lower tax rate than the middle class, than his running mate even — the multi-millionaire who is AFRAID to release his tax returns because as some insiders claim, ROMNEY DID NOT PAY ANY TAXES for the years he is hiding — now blasts poor people and LOWER INCOME EARNERS, those unpatriotic FREELOADERS…for NOT paying taxes?
Still surprised at Republican hypocrisy? Why?
Romney earned in one DAY more money than most Americans make in a year! HE does not care about the very poor. We understand THAT, Mr. Romney. Indeed we do…
As the British probably said when Romney went to London and insulted the Brits over Olympic preparations: “What a rum chap, this Mitt Romney.”