You’ve heard about this video. It’s only the tip of at least one iceberg.
47% Of The People Who Vote For Obama Pay No Income Tax
Let’s start with the “secret Romney fundraiser” video released on September 17 by Mother Jones.
In May of this year, at a private event for some of his biggest donors, Mitt Romney was startlingly frank in revealing what he thinks of voters who support President Barack Obama. According to Romney, these Americans see themselves as victims, consider it their right to have the government take care of them and pay no income tax.
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.
Watch the video here:
What’s worse is Romney’s total scorn for half of the American population.
Colorado Democratic Party Chairman Rick Palacio responds:
Incredibly, Mitt Romney has no use for nearly half of our fellow citizens, yet he seeks to hold our nation’s highest office, where his policies would dramatically affect the lives of the people he so completely disregards.
It is difficult to imagine how a person who seeks the office of the presidency would be so divisive and have such contempt for his fellow Americans. But it is clear that Mitt Romney does not deserve to lead our great country and the ambitious, diverse, and talented people who call it home.
23 Million Americans Are Struggling To Find Work
Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan spoke at the “Value Voters Summit” where he made the statement, “Here is what we got: prolonged joblessness across the country. 23 million Americans struggling to find work.”
There are millions of Americans looking for work, but not nearly as many as the congressman claims.
A simple review of the Bureau of Labor Statistics completely debunks Ryan’s statements; they report the total number of Americans being unemployed is anywhere from 12.5 million people to 13.3 million. While being a large number, it is 10 million less than the congressman would like the American public to believe.
Ryan’s remarks make even less sense when we see that in August over 250,000 jobs were added to the U.S. economy.
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