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  •  make this viral (5+ / 0-)
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    jakewaters, cdub24, LSophia, glbTVET, DSPS owl

    This is bad for Romney on so many levels:

    1. Reinforces the meme that his campaign is all about lieing.  It is patently false that 47% of Americans don't pay taxes.  You can only reach that number if you don't count people who are getting their taxes taken straight out of their paycheck - payroll taxes.  That is your average middle class American!

    2.Reinforces the meme that Romney doesn't relate to and doesn't care about people who aren't rich.  "[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."  REALLY?  Thanks for giving Obama the election right there, Mitt.

    3.  Reinforces the meme that Romney doesn't understand what it means to lead the whole country.  His "job" certainly IS to worry about "those people."

    •  He did say "income taxes," but didn't specify (1+ / 0-)
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      LSophia

      which type. If you call Social Security an income tax (and I do), he's wrong.

      All he's referring to there is the number of people who do not owe federal income taxes at the end of their annual 1040 forms.

      Of which, if rumor be true, HE may be one. Many times over, even.

      We're going to think of you as one of those 47% until we see YOUR tax forms, Mitt.

      •  Well, and those who don't file. Legally. (0+ / 0-)

        Like the unemployed and homeless.

        Unless an unemployed person is actually receiving unemployment compensation or has investment income or dependent children, why would they need to file a return? You can't even get EITC unless you have SOME income. Believe me, some people make zero money in a year -- and not because of losses and write-offs. Lots of people have fallen through the cracks and "regular" people simply aren't aware of them.

        There are people who aren't rich and still don't pay taxes -- just probably not 47% of all Americans.

        "The difference between the right word and the almost-right word is like the difference between lightning and the lightning bug." -- Mark Twain

        by Brooke In Seattle on Mon Sep 17, 2012 at 03:12:12 PM PDT

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