Originally Posted by suzzer99
You mean like 47% versus 18% actual people who pay no taxes and live only on assistance from the government? That's a pretty big discrepancy. Also 57% of that 18% are seniors on Social Security. Do you think those people are drains on the system? http://www.dailyfinance.com/2012/09/...percent-taxes/
If not, then we're down to about 8% of the population that's completely dependent on government. Big big difference from 47%.
Romney was just playing into rich people's fears that the poors are out-voting them. He also happened to use a talking point that most of you believe without delving too deeply into it apparently.
No one cares, as evidenced by the polls.
Not saying your analysis is incorrect, just that your average voter isn't going to care beyond the fact it makes Romney sound like an ass.
When Obama brings it up expect a very contrite and believable mea culpa that makes that average voter put the whole episode behind them.