1. I don't refer to takers as only those on welfare. That includes government workers, and private sector worker's whose job depends on funding from the government. The majority of these workers voted for Obama out of a fear of reduced spending and how that would affect their job. It's understandable, but it doesn't mean that they are not takers just like those on welfare. A taker to me is anyone who votes for a politician because of that politician's promise to give them some economic benefit.