Monday :: Sep 17, 2012

The Vile Truth About The GOP

by Steve

The mindset speaks for itself:

Republican nominee Mitt Romney, speaking to donors at a closed-door fundraiser this year, said that supporters of President Obama failed to take personal responsibility for their lives, relied on government for their needs and paid no income tax.
“There are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47% who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care of them, who believe that they are entitled to healthcare, to food, to housing, to you name it,” Romney said in a videotaped speech to donors that was given to the news organization Mother Jones, which posted it online Monday.
“That's an entitlement," Romney said. "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.”
In the remarks, Romney said he had no hope of swaying those people to his side and would instead focus on unaligned voters.
"[M]y job is not to worry about those people,” Romney said, referring to Obama supporters. “I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."

A large number of "those people" are the elderly and devasted working people who have fallen on hard times, who hardly think of themselves as welfare queens. And although they may not pay federal income taxes, they do in fact pay payroll, sales, and state/local taxes, using tax breaks given to them by George W. Bush to sell his 2001 and 2003 tax cuts for the wealthy.

And many of them pay more in taxes than Mitt Romney.

I could write volumes and volumes about how this truly represents the cancer that permeates today's GOP, but why bother. Mitt has managed to shine a bright light upon it, and has done the only service to this society that he'll ever do.

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