Monday, September 17, 2012

I am the 47%

So Mitt Romney thinks that the 47% who support Obama and oppose Romney are moochers?  Wow!  That's surely going to help persuade me to change my mind and vote for Romney!

Yours, amazed....

1 comment:

Neel Joshi said...

Hi N,

I've heard a lot about the 47% comment, and while I'm also a relative liberal, I think the whole thing has been blown a bit out of proportion.

My understanding was that Romney (accurately) noted that about 47% of the population doesn't pay taxes for a variety of reasons. Naturally, if you're already paying little to no tax, a tax cut doesn't mean a whole lot to you.

Was it a tactless line? Yes. But I'd warn people to not take it for more than it was. I'm commenting not to change your mind on Obama or Romney, just to weigh in with a bit of a different perspective on what was actually meant here.