Have you heard? If you vote for Obama you’re part of the 47% of people who don’t pay Federal income taxes and you want the government to give you everything. Yes, that is what Romney told a group of wealthy donors. Little did Mr. Never-Gonna-Be-President know that the conversation was going to be taped. I highly recommend watching the end of Romney’s campaign. Oops.
I mean, c’mon dude. You boast about your intelligence and that you’re a business man — you should PROBABLY know how numbers work and what they mean.
Yes, it is estimated that around 46% of Americans do not pay Federal Income Tax. That’s about the only factual thing you’ve ever said, Romster. But it is high given the economic downtown. Prior to the economy crashing, 40% did not pay income tax. Furthermore, Romney frames this like there are a ton of people just not paying taxes. But they do pay other Federal taxes. When you factor in paying Federal pay roll tax, only around 17% of Americans did not pay Federal income or payroll tax and 14% during better economic times.
Those “moochers” as Romney alludes to. Damn them. Whose them, you ask? They are the elderly — who can’t work. The disabled — who can’t work. Or students, who are acquiring an education and will work and become taxpayers in the future. This article continues to break down the ignorance of Romney’s rant to his chronies. I will let it do the talking in terms of facts and lies here.
But what I want to emphasize is how disturbing it is that Romney blatantly does not support the poor or working class. He is constantly referring to his wealth, his business background, and everything else privileged in his life. He refers to these aspects of his life and considers that to be the attainable goal for all of society. Well, duh, we’d all like to be rich and have good hair, but unfortunately life and governed society doesn’t work that way. They didn’t teach you that at Bain Capital, Romster?
Also. There is this huge misconception that people on welfare want to be receiving assistance indefinitely because they are lazy. Those who are on welfare don’t get much of a voice if a voice at all during these heated political debates. But the people who work with and serve the poor do have a voice. It’s about time we start standing up and yelling that this is inherently FALSE. The majority of people on welfare do not want to be on welfare and work very hard to support their families without public assistance. Also, welfare is set up in such a way that your average person receiving benefits can’t be on welfare for an extended period of time. Thus when you receive public benefits you’re given a case manager who helps you break down the barriers you are facing that hinder being self-sufficient. So don’t talk “personal responsibility and care” Romney – because you’ve never had to maintain those two things in times of complete and utter despair and vulnerability. Oh but right, that’s because you were born with a silver spoon — and so was everyone born in America. Welp, somewhere along the way that silver spoon rusted for 15.1% of Americans living in poverty. But you’re privilege and wealth are blinding you greatly, Romster.
If you want more people to pay taxes, how about you start talking about policies to help them get the opportunity to work to qualify to pay Federal income taxes. How about you start addressing poverty instead of your rich chronies who deserve that tax cut. How about you start opening your eyes to society and the problems it is facing instead of having your head so far up your ass that you legitimately think that kids should just ask their parents for money and Paul Ryan was a good VP choice.
I do have to thank you, Rom. Because you’ve been on quite the path of self-destruction lately. I’ll take the next four years with Obama, please. Not because he’s African American either — because you went there too.
Quote 1: “Had he been born of Mexican parents, I’d have a better shot of winning this.”
Quote 2: “”we are having a much harder time with Hispanic voters, and if the Hispanic voting bloc becomes as committed to the Democrats as the African American voting block has in the past, why, we’re in trouble as a party and, I think, as a nation.”
I mean, if you’re trying to win votes because you’re right, you aren’t tied or even close to Obama right now in the polls, you probably shouldn’t be racist and ignorant. Oh wait, you’re solution is to ask your chronies to donate millions of dollars to you — because well, if you’re running for President you should just ask your rich friends for money, right? Because your business background somehow made you think that simply being elected for President would lead to a boost in the economy and increased capital. Now you think you’re Harry Potter or something with your magic wand. Right. (You probably think there’s no way he said this. Welp…he did).
“if we win on November 6th, there will be a great deal of optimism about the future of this country. We’ll see capital come back and we’ll see—without actually doing anything—we’ll actually get a boost in the economy.”
And that, my friends, is why Romney is ignorant, racist, selfish, and well, plain stupid. I don’t care what he says on camera. Speaking candidly when he had no idea that he was being videotaped shows his true colors and what he truly thinks about his egotistical self and his role to fix the United States. If you’re Hispanic, Mexican, or poor — welp, you’re screwed.
FOUR MORE YEARS. Obama2012.