Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Hidden Camera Catches Romney's Thoughts on the other 47%
"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."
Folks, I am one of those 47 percent who Romney cares nothing about.
I saw this video and heard this quote after I returned home last night at 11:30 PM from my part-time job as a hotel front desk clerk. One might ask
"You're a senior citizen, collecting Social Security and three small bank pensions, why are you still working at 70 years old?"
I'm working because I need the supplemental income to survive. I am one of those "victims" who believe the government has the responsibility to care for me. To Romney, it doesn't matter that I EARNED my Medicare coverage because I paid into it (and am still paying into it) during all years of working.
I EARNED my Social Security payment because I paid into it since 1953 (yes, I was twelve years old when I first started paying into Social Security). I am STILL paying into Social Security.
I am one of those "victims" who uses the Veterans Administration for my prescription drugs. I EARNED it by serving three years in the Army when I joined in 1960. Lifetime medical care, if I needed it, was part of the deal when the Army recruiter talking me into joining the Army. I EARNED IT.
Last night I picked up my pay stub. I calculated the TOTAL taxes that I paid and it comes to 21.3%, MORE than Mitt Romney paid in 2010 (13.9%)
I am the sole support of my spouse, who retired in 1983. He now receives a small Social Security payment. He also uses the VA for his medical needs. He EARNED it because he served in the Army and Air Force for nine years. He left the service to take care of his mother. He is another one of Romney's "victims."
Yes folks, I am one of those "dependent" Obama voters who will never vote for an out of touch plutocrat like Mitt Romney who HAS NO CLUE OF WHAT MY LIFE IS LIKE.
Notice how the states that have the highest number of people who "don't pay taxes" are Romney's base?