On The 47%

Predictably the manufactured outrage over Romney’s off the cuff comment about the 47% of the populace who pay no federal taxes turned into a full-throated roar in less than 24-hours and is continuing today. I perused an article over at the WaCompost “Mitt Romney Trashes The 47%” that misses the context of the statement entirely. Even more telling are the comments of which about 95% miss the point entirely too.

Simply stated Romney fucked-up (by phony campaign 2012 standards) by telling the truth and that is indicative of where we are in America today, it’s unacceptable to tell the truth about anything, instead many want only soothing platitudes or harsh words stoking the fires of envy. His choice of words by his own admission were wrong and left himself bent-over with trousers at half-mast and ready for the media and leftist gang-bang. The class war mongers were quick to spin it as “Romney doesn’t care about the 47%, only his rich buddies”. They can say this proves he doesn’t care about the folks that are really struggling in this economy, but that is far from what the man was trying to say.

It would be nearly impossible to layout the issue he’s trying to explain without using that number, but we are very near a percentage of the electorate that is either 1) Completely dependent on the government dole or 2) Expecting ‘their’ piece of the pie, regardless of their actual needs. Conflating this concept with that number might offend some people that don’t fit into either of those categories. They, largely through loopholes and with the obscene complexity of the tax codes manage to avoid paying federal income tax in spite of earning a very comfortable living (Note-Certainly very low income folks shouldn’t be expected to pay a significant rate, if any) But then again, wouldn’t it be a fair assessment that these better off folks are desirous of maintaining that as status quo as well and given the chance, how would they vote? If so, then they too still fit the argument of getting something from the federal taxpayers for nothing, even if not directly material in nature. Of course, many other ‘slighted’ groups are also brought into the argument with the seniors at the top of the heap. The current crop of retirees and most of the boomers are likely going to be the last recipients of Social Security in it’s present form. It will either go completely bankrupt, disappearing into the night OR more hopefully, some sort of reform will be enacted to break the Ponzi Scheme that it’s always been and give folks a better chance to provide for their own retirement needs. How would this group break-down in voting, they’ve always been easy to spook into believing that evil republicans want to take their checks away, but this season is different for them. We have a incumbent president that DID swipe money for their checks to the tune of over $700 billion why isn’t Team Romney hammering on this day after day?

People could be swilling up everything they can get by gaming the system or merely taking advantage of tax law, either way they’re a net drain on taxpayer dollars. It isn’t necessary to cast aspersions on any of them to understand their significance to the polity. Irrespective of how folks manage to get into that category, they’re still enjoying that Zero Liability for their votes and human nature will ensure they continue voting that way. Somehow we need to means test benefits and taxes in a way that is much more effective and fair to recipients and taxpayers than the current system. I think Rush said we should have a safety net, but not allow it to become a hammock. Again, Romney is telling the truth.

The economy affects all of us. We either reverse course and begin the work to restore the system which will be painful for all or we all go over the cliff holding hands with Greece. Why should anyone or any group be exempt from taking on their share of that pain, because of their previous status? No one should get a free pass during the recovery. A lot of people are fixin’ to learn a hard lesson about free lunches.

Romney goes on:

I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.

That statement is 100% true as well. A part of that 47% group does refuse to take any responsibility for themselves. They expect and DEMAND the government to take full responsibility for their lives and their spawn. They’ve been cultivated for generations now to believe they’re entitled to that gubmint check, it’s part of their ‘rights’ you know (found in the constitutional paragraph right after free birth control). I think those on the edge, legitimately using the tax code to attain that zero liability, will learn to accept what must happen, but the former bunch will be burning our cities when reality bites them in the ass, which might not be a bad idea for a few places like Detroit or Chicago.

Team Romney just can’t spend their time and money on folks that only want the money and the taxpayer provided lifestyle, that could give a fuck less about where it comes from or how. Regardless it will all come to a screeching halt sooner rather than later if we keep on the current course that’s a mathematical certainty not spin, but there’s no convincing them until those EBT cards stop reloading. They don’t question anything the progressives tell them and they’ll pull that lever for Satan himself if he promises them lots of ‘free’ shit and so that 47% is nearly positioned to decide the fate of the Republic. Romney is pointing out here that he has a real uphill battle to convince enough voters that the current system of massive redistribution is suicide.

It’s time for a lot of people to learn that ‘entitlements’ are only phony promises made by politicians dependent on stealing the fruits of someone’s labor to keep them coming and thereby ensuring their own continued employment.

They can bitch all they want about Mitt’s statement and what it does (or more properly doesn’t mean), but what’s the alternative? Four more years of stolen freedoms, all the while being told it’s for the common good. Four more years of Eric Holder’s DOJ Gestapo punishing those that resist and disagree with the party line. Four more years of greedy union bosses being the real power players in government. Four more years of massive increases in government bureaucracies. Four more years of an even faster race to that impossible Socialist Utopia that’s worked so well throughout history.

Talk to us about your ‘rights’ and ‘entitlements’ when our Republic is replaced by the tyranny of Socialism. We told you the truth and you chose to believe the lies, distortions and half-truths, voting to surrender your and your children’s freedom for a few dollars today.

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LC hilljohnny
LC hilljohnny
September 19, 2012 08:05

Mr. Romney should point out that republican tax reduction put many into the zero income tax bracket while democrate income reduction did the rest.

Imperial Grammar Nazi, G.L.O.R
Imperial Grammar Nazi, G.L.O.R
September 19, 2012 08:05

I guess I would have to count myself among the 47%. I gross a max of 950 (that’s right…hundred) per month, and almost half of that is taken out in taxes of some kind or other. My AGI last year was 8K. Since our government is too stupid to tighten up the tax code and allows for all sorts of… Read more »

LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
September 19, 2012 09:35

LC Grammar Czar, G.L.O.R. @ # 2: Exactly.

Mark12A
Mark12A
September 19, 2012 11:39

I make over $200k per year and if I could pay a total in taxes of around eleven bucks I’d do it in a heartbeat. I wouldn’t lose a fucking minute of sleep over it. The congress establishes the tax rates to support their own self-interest. That’s why the capital gains rate is 15%…because those worthless scum sucking bastards in… Read more »

LC Spare Parts
LC Spare Parts
September 19, 2012 13:34

For too many people, freedom means NOT being required to WORK for anything. Happiness is pizza, soda, and unlimited online gaming in mom’s basement.

LC Gunsniper
LC Gunsniper
September 19, 2012 16:33

Surprise surprise, the video with the ‘infamous’ 47% comment turns out to be incomplete. Another ginned up nontroversy from the traitorous left.

LC SecondMouse
LC SecondMouse
September 19, 2012 18:10

The funniest part about this whole 47% story is that apparently it is playing very well with voters. I saw a CNBC poll that said that 76% of viewers polled said they agreed with Romney’s statement. Looks like the liberals are doing a better job of pushing the RNC agenda than the RNC is, right now. The other thing I… Read more »

LC Gladiator
LC Gladiator
September 19, 2012 19:33

Was he struggling on Letterman? Was he strugggling at the fundraiser with Beyonce? The only thing he struggles with is a lack of character. For the current president to be on a comedy show and at a glitzy campaign fundraiser days after the killing of his ambassador to Libya is appalling, disrespectful and devoid of any kind of honor for… Read more »

LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech, Imperial Photographer, K.o.E.
LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech, Imperial Photographer, K.o.E.
September 19, 2012 20:19

It’s all a bullshit distraction.
I just plopped that pic on mother jones’s fb page,,’see how long it lasts..
The next meme will be “Dark Money”,, a new euphemism for conservative contributors,, that does not include g.sachs, soros of course.

Tallulah
Tallulah
September 20, 2012 00:03

Hey, you all — check THIS out. About that secret videotape — It seems the tape was edited to CUT OUT the part right after that “controversial” bit. By Mother Jones reporter David Corn, who released the tape, after this selective editing. See it for yourself — and note the technical discussion in the comments: http://not-yet-europe.com/2012/09/19/romney-tape-gap-not-recording-error/ It looks very much… Read more »

Tallulah
Tallulah
September 20, 2012 00:10

In one way, this is a good sign. They’re shooting this bolt a lot earlier than I imagine they’d planned. There’s plenty of time to get the word out that David Corn is the ROSEMARY WOODS of Leftworld. Remember her? bless her heart, she tried to protect Nixon. And now that I’ve read Lassky’s book It Didn’t Start with Watergate,… Read more »

Fa Cube Itches
Fa Cube Itches
September 20, 2012 01:01

“Talk to us about your ‘rights’ and ‘entitlements’ when our Republic is replaced by the tyranny of Socialism. We told you the truth and you chose to believe the lies, distortions and half-truths, voting to surrender your and your children’s freedom for a few dollars today. “ Neither they, nor their children will care. They’ll get their free shit. Less,… Read more »

LC Gladiator
LC Gladiator
September 20, 2012 10:26

An open letter to Der Fuhrer Dear Mr. Obama: I would like you to provide me an answer to several questions: • Are you a closet Muslim? • Which church to you and your family regularly attend in Washington, DC? • How much of your income – as a percentage — do you “redistribute” to the less fortunate? • Why… Read more »

LC Ogrrre - Imperial Heartless Bastard
LC Ogrrre - Imperial Heartless Bastard
September 20, 2012 10:54

I guess the big difference between me and the majority is that I don’t EXPECT it. Precicely! I was forced to go on disability a year ago. I had been told about 18 years ago I should file for it back then. I told the doctor that there was always something else I could do. I just ran out of… Read more »

Imperial Grammar Nazi, G.L.O.R
Imperial Grammar Nazi, G.L.O.R
September 20, 2012 12:02

LC Jackboot IC/A says: This is such a difficult thing to explain correctly, since many are in similar conditions to yourself and I hope you understand what I’m getting at. Besides we know each other pretty well and you should know where I’m coming from. I need to do some editing to clarify the tax issue. No offense taken, JB.… Read more »

LC Gladiator
LC Gladiator
September 20, 2012 12:26

The GOVERNMENT has destroyed the work equasion. The choices are: 1) Work 40 hours a week @min wage and earn $15,080.00 per year 2) Go on unemployment, No Work , and collect $13,000.00 per year. We have legislated the incentive to work out of most peoples lives. (This does not apply to those who truly need it, only for the… Read more »