Originally Posted by suzzer99
You're including the 16% of the country who are senior citizens collecting only Social Security benefits right? Because they make up 1/3 of that 47% number.
I realize this makes so little sense wrt to the whole "broaden the tax base", "skin in the game", free-loading victims argument that it just falls out of everyone's head like a rock. But it would be nice if some of you would at least try to think about the fact that fully 1/3 of the population in question here is basically the exact opposite of the freeloading urban (black) parasite republicans are implying.
Get off the income tax thing, I'm talking about firm partisans.
Bush's 'compassionate conservatism' was centered on trying to draw off some of those who have been staunchly Dem d/t the sense that government is there to take care of your needs by taking care of as many of their needs as he thought we could afford.
He converted NO ONE. They just hated them for not giving them MORE, or because he was rich and white, or because there was an 'R' after his name that nothing could forgive, or because you never let yourself like someone who hillbillies and honeybooboos like, any number of reasons.