During a private fundraiser earlier this year, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told a small group of wealthy contributors what he truly thinks of all the voters who support President Barack Obama. He dismissed these Americans as freeloaders who pay no taxes, who don't assume responsibility for their lives, and who think government should take care of them. Fielding a question from a donor about how he could triumph in November, Romney replied:
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.
Romney went on: "[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."
So, I'm supposed to be angry at Mitt Romney for saying this? Sounds like he was pretty much on the mark, because there's a lot of Obama voters who openly expressed how they thought their Messiah would come to their aid and pay for their goodies.
No, you know who's paying for your gas and mortgage? Those of us who work hard for our families, and have to pay more for food, shelter, expenses. Especially since we have to pay more in taxes so that it can be redistributed to Obama's supporters who are looking for a handout.
I think these comments will help Mitt more than hurt him. Why do you think the Tea Party got big? People got tired of having to pay for their neighbors irresponsiblity and failure to read their loan paperwork. They got the bailouts, while those of us who work and play by the rules got stuck with the bill. Remember Rick Santelli's infamous Tea Party statement.