I am very vocal in my circle of influence about the need for ALL Americans to vote. Like many of you, I watched a video today of the Republican candidate for president that is shocking. As president, you take on the responsibility of making choices for all Americans. You can't discount the ones that don't agree with your platform. You must be thoughtful and considerate of all Americans despite their position.
As a result of choices made by our government, there are millions of Americans out of work today. Many of them are accessing services available through the federal government for the first time in their lives. It is likely that some of them at one time believed that welfare and food stamps were only used by people who were too lazy to work. Based on the number of people accessing those services now, I think they now know differently.
Hard working people who have been laid off through no fault of there own are not victims, as Mitt Romney calls them. They don't have a history of living off of the government. I think it is extremely irresponsible for a man who aspires to represent us all to discount 47% of Americans in one fell swoop. If by some unimaginable fluke this man becomes president, let's remember that he has announced to all of us that he doesn't believe it is his "job to worry about those people".
Why does Mitt even want to be president if he has such disdain for 47% of America? The job is president of the United States of America, not president of 53% of America. This was not a good move Mitt. Not a good move at all.
I'd like to see the data that supports Mitt Romney's premise that 47% of Americans don't pay taxes. Mitt Romney really shouldn't even bring up the topic of paying taxes right now. We haven't forgotten Mitt. Show us your tax returns.
Mitt... you should be worried about the 47%. We vote.
Have you seen this video? The text of the video is listed below:
"There are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47% 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. ..."He starts off with a huge number. These are people who pay no income tax. Forty-seven percent of Americans pay no income tax. So our message of low taxes doesn't connect. So he'll be out there talking about tax cuts for the rich. I mean, that's what they sell every four years. And so my job is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."