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Is Mitt Romney Wrong?

Steve of CA Wrote: Sep 18, 2012 3:17 AM
"And isn't it a fact that 47% of people do pay no federal income tax -- and yet a sizable percentage of them nonetheless believe (and are encouraged by people like Barack Obama to believe!) that those who are paying aren't contributing "their fair share"?" The 47 percent figure appears to be based on the claim that this percentage of Americans do not pay federal income tas (but do pay other forms of federal taxes) because their income is below the national average. But among these would have to be many Republicans, a sizeable portion of the lower middle class, the kind of people who show up at tea party rallies or might be blue collar workers, retired veterans, medicare recipients, etc.
Steve of CA Wrote: Sep 18, 2012 3:21 AM
Romney is apparently so ignorant that he assumes the political divide in America cuts strictly across economic lines -- those who are in the upper half of the income level of our society are all Republicans and those in the lower half all Democrats with varying senses of self-entitlements. He is truly a blue blood.
AndyMayberry Wrote: Sep 18, 2012 3:28 AM
He's so ignorant that he accumulated 200+ million dollars of self-made wealth.
Steve of CA Wrote: Sep 18, 2012 3:31 AM
Even millionaires can be ignorant
FranksNBeans Wrote: Sep 18, 2012 9:01 AM
Where did he say all those in the upper half of the income level are Republicans and those in the lower half are democrats.

Seems to me, you made that up.

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...