The takers were better motivated to vote and they did. The difference today is that many workers/taxpayers insyead of whpanting to poay fewer taxes and get ahead want to join the 47% of those wjho don't pay. I don't know if there really is an answer. I am tired of paying for all the free riders and might like to join them,too. What do the republicans have to offe r'We want you to get a job and become a taxpayer, lewave the comfort and benefits of the 47% nd join the other 53% of those unlucky bastards who used to support you"?