Originally Posted by Donger
Okay, this is weird. Based on the following quote, Romney doesn't seem to be referring to such people...
Said Romney: "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."
What am I missing?
You are missing the next paragraph:
"And-- and-- I mean the president starts off with 48%, 49%, 40-- or he-- he starts off with a huge number. These are people who pay no income tax. 47% of Americans pay no income taxes
. So our message of low taxes doesn't connect. And he'll be out there talking about tax cuts for the rich. I mean that's what they sell every-- every four years"
See the easy link in how he creates that 47% group? Like it or not, the 47% is not made up of welfare queens, like he makes it sound in the following paragraph:
"And-- 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 for their lives.
What I have to do is convince the 5% to 10% in the center that are independents, that are thoughtful, that look at voting one way or the other depending upon in some cases emotion."