A Response to Mitt Romney’s Opinion of Obama Supporters

With apologies in advance — I try to keep my commentary as neutral as possible, respectful, and generally dispassionate. This is not one of those posts.

In an amazing article, Mother Jones reports that Governor Romney told a group of wealthy supporters what he really thinks of Obama supporters. MoJo quotes:

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.

As for me… dependent on government? It is true I worked for the federal government  helping to secure the nations interests – a job that ONLY the federal government can be responsible for – but I always did my best to ensure that the tax payers got more than their dollars’ worth from my efforts.

I am not a victim and I hope the government doesn’t need to care for me, but I do believe that as a citizen, we have a collective responsibility to care for those among us who are struggling without hope.

Entitled? I think that ironic coming from you, but, nope, have always (so far) bought my own health care, food, housing, and if by “you name it” contraception, that too!

Whatever I thought before I saw this report, after seeing what you think about me and a large number of Americans – and are willing to say to your millionaire and billionaire buddies — yes, I WILL vote for this president no matter what.

And as for taxes, every year since President Barack Obama took office, I paid approximately 19% of my salary in taxes. What did YOU pay since 2008, Mitt Romney? Who exactly pays no income taxes?!

I have a two word salutation I’d offer in closing, but will resist. Use your imagination. Excuse me while I go send more of my not-on-unemployment-after-being-laid-off-after-30-years-of-work savings to the Obama campaign.

Stepping off soapbox engulfed in flames now…

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