- Posted September 17, 2012 by
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Romney says what he really thinks of Obama supporters. Secret video until now.
I think he has foot in mouth disease. Caught on video saying what he really thinks of 47% of people in this country who vote for Obama. Hey Mitt I'm voting for President Obama and no I'm not dependent on the government. My husband works ten hours a day sometimes. And guess what we pay more taxes than you do! We don't hide our money in foreign places to avoid paying what we owe in taxes.
From the article
During a private fundraiser earlier this year, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told a small group of wealthy contributors what he truly thinks of all the voters who support President Barack Obama. He dismissed these Americans as freeloaders who pay no taxes, who don't assume responsibility for their lives, and who think government should take care of them. Fielding a question from a donor about how he could triumph in November, Romney replied:
There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent 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…These are people who pay no income tax.
NON PAYERS BY STATE
IRS 1,470 MILLIONAIRES PAID NO TAXES.
Take this simple breakdown from the Tax Policy Center of what households paid in taxes in 2011:
More coming out tomorrow.