Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Rush Limbaugh supports Romney's 47 percent comment

Previously, I wrote that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's comments about 47 per cent of the American people are what conservatives really think of a lot of people. In case, you missed it, here are the comments again.

"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 on government, who believe that, that they are victims, who believe that government has the responsibility to care for them. Who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing. 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. [M]y job is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.],"

First, let me address the idea that 47 percent of the population pay no income taxes. That's just brain dead. Here's the Huffington Post debunking this idea. While it sounds accurate, Romney forgets to mention that those in the 47 percent pay payroll taxes, sales taxes and property taxes. Yeah, there are those who are so poor, and the elderly who don't pay income taxes. But Romney is actually making the argument that all those in the 47 per cent are undertaxed.

Second, the leader of the conservatives and hence, the Republican Party, Rush Limbaugh, supports Romney's comments. So, when I wrote that this is what conservatives believe, it wasn't the rantings of a liberal. Here's what Limbaugh had to say about Romney's 47 per cent comments. (From the Huffington Post.)

"This could be the opportunity for Romney, and for that campaign, to finally take the gloves off and take the fear off and just start explaining conservatism, start explaining liberty to people and what it means. And explain that they don't need to be in that 47 percent. There's no reason for them, for everybody to be -- essentially having given up on their future in this country. There's no reason for it. This is, to me, such an opportunity to espouse conservatism."

Yes, my fellow Americans. Conservatives believe that about half the country are deadbeat losers.

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