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Is Mitt Romney Wrong?

sam allen Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 10:40 AM
He is wrong in this. I am part of the 47% that because of lots of kids and various other reasons end up getting a fairly large welfare check every year (called a tax return). I do work full-time and make about 40,000 a year, but I don't have a net pay in on income taxes. Now considering all the consumption taxes and fees I may still be an overall net payer into the system, but not by much. Mitt is wrong in this, I will be voting for him, and I know a number of working class people who are also do not pay into the federal system who will also be voting for him. I realize that to get our system in order my benefits may be cut, but I am okay with that because I believe in the long run it will mean more jobs, higher wages, and less fees.
sam allen Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 10:43 AM
My plan with the extra money I get every year is not to live on it, but rather to pay off my house and then I save and invest the rest. I do not count on that money as part of my regularly living expenses because I know it might be gone next year. Hopefully be building up investments and lessening my own debt I will end up more prepared in the event that the extra windfall goes away.

Update: To paraphrase the pithiest way of summarizing this non-story: "Julia" won't be voting for Mitt Romney (h/t: JustKarl)

The left is seeking to make great hay of a statement by Romney -- filmed secretly at a private event and then leaked to left-wing outlets -- in which he says the following:

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...