I probably am not the only person doing a blog about Mitt Romneys comments on the 47%. I am doing this blog for a few reasons. One I am one of the 47% and I am kind of upset that people think that because I make so little money that I am a lazy leach and I feel ” entitled” to get help ( I am not on food stamps or any government program and I qualify for a lot of them). Second I am going to try to articulate the hypocrisy of this 47% theory. I may not have the facts 100% correct, but I will try to be as accurate as I can ( the internet can have some silly numbers out there).
This is not the first time Mitt has said comments about the poor. He said something similar in an interview before.
Who are the 47% Mitt was talking about? Well they are not all democrats, some are even republicans who watch the news and believe they are the 1% because of who they vote for and stick up for the uber rich. They are independents who have been in the military and are on food stamps. They are the unemployed who are looking for a job ( some people think that their paycheck pays for someones unemployment, it’s the last company someone worked for that pays it). They are your grandparents on social security who have to decide between eating or getting their medicine. They are the working poor trying to better their lives ( that’s me). Heck Mitts dad back in the day was the 47% ( funny how Mitt has forgotten where his own dad came from). Anyone who is in the 47% no matter who you vote for should be offended for being put in a group that someone like Mitt feels it’s okay to degrade you for trying to EAT, get MEDICAL CARE, or LIVE IN A HOUSE.
So what if the 47% does not pay taxes ( I would love to be in a tax bracket that has me paying taxes, that means I’m making nice money). Is that what they republicans want? Then why is it a bad thing to not pay just because we fall in the lower-income bracket? Are we a nuisance? A throne in their side? A distraction to them while we walk down the street and they drive in their Bentley’s?
Why is it when poor need some help until they get on their feet, it’s called being lazy? Why is it called entitlements? Why are the 47% told to suck it up and sacrifice for AMERICA?
Do you know who else didn’t pay federal income taxes? Depending on where you get your information from anywhere from 4,000-7,000 millionaires didn’t pay. 24,000 people who made $500,000 didn’t pay. 14,000 people who made $100,000-$150,000 didn’t pay? Are they the 47% ? Are they the freeloaders Mitt was talking about? Is their 0% tax rate called an entitlement? When people defend these income brackets they call them “job creators”. Look at the employment, what jobs are they creating?
Also what about the over 200 companies that get government subsidies? Is that an entitlement? Or is it setting up a culture for hiring people? Look at the economy, It’s not working. A subsidy is for three reason only. Reason one ; to prevent the decline of that industry. Second ; to prevent the increase of the price of the product. Third; to have the companies hire workers. Question 1 ; are industries declining? Answer NO, most corporations are making record profits. Question 2; are the price of goods going down? Answer, NO look at your grocery bill, gas prices, clothes ect… Question 3; are corporations hiring? Answer, NO.
So why are these companies still getting government help? Are they the 47%? Why would anyone be outraged at the 47% and make excuses for the rich individuals who play the system to not pay taxes. Why would anyone not be outraged at these corporations taking advantage of the subsidies?
If anyone is on the government dole its the corporations addicted to subsidies and the folks in the income brackets I talked about before. If you are one of the wealthy who pays federal income taxes, then you are either honest or have an accountant who does not know how to cheat the system.
I praise people who play by the rules and have a comfortable lifestyle. I am not mad or upset at wealth per say. I am upset at the hypocrites who think poor are cheats and lazy, and the rich people and corporations play by the rules and make up excuses for them to cheat the system ( not all do that, but enough do).
All of this also proves to me that trickle down economics is an epic fail.
47% shirt on zazzle.
PLEASE STOP AND THINK BEFORE YOU CONDEMN FOLKS WHO ARE NOT IN YOUR INCOME BRACKET.
INTEGRITY IS DOING THE RIGHT THING WHEN NO ONE IS LOOKING. Mitt I see your integrity, and it’s not good.