Governor Romney sits on his high horse, towering above us all, dancing on the head of a pin.
Below him are 47 percent of the American people, for whom he has no respect because they pay no income tax and are dependent on the federal government for all kinds of benefits to which they feel entitled. These people, he said, are not likely to vote for him. So, if elected, he’ll cut them off, which should force them to take responsibility for their own lives, especially the ones dependent on Social Security and Medicare.
Maybe Governor Romney should take a long, hard look at his own reflection in the mirror and then ask himself if he has carried his own fair share of the tax burden or has depended on the 47 percent to carry a part of his share. After all, he pays a lower tax rate than many of us. His 2011 tax return, which he released last week, revealed a false-positive rate of 14 percent, the 14 percent obtained through clever manipulation to disguise a factual rate of 10 percent. Which leads us to wonder: What else is Governor Romney hiding from his fellow Americans?
His running mate, Congressman Paul Ryan, also has difficulty telling the truth and accepting his share of responsibility as a taxpayer. In his 2011 income tax report, he “forgot” to include a $61,122 income derived from his deceased mother-in-law’s living trust. Now, would many among the 47 percenters forget to report a mere $61,122?
These two candidates are deadbeats who want us to continue to support them. Their only hope is that we will look the other way and hold our noses and vote for them.
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