During a May 17th fundraiser in Boca Raton, Florida, Mitt Romney made the following comments which are now becoming public and, for some reason, a big deal.
“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.” And that, “[M]y job is is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”
The statement regarding not paying income taxes came from a 2011 Brookings Institution report (it was stated as 46% there). And while certainly many of the stated 47% do pay other taxes and fees, it is true that, due to the income tax structure, the vast majority pay no income taxes.
I am not sure what part of that statement the presstitutes find objectionable. But, for Dear Leader’s presstitutes, this is the beginning of the end for Romney.