Romney’s 47%

Link Here During a private meeting, Mitt Romney stated that almost half our population are “dependent upon government.” He  said that these people consider themselves “victims,” and deserve to be taken care of, and would therefore vote for Obama no matter what. The Democrats were furious after hearing Romney’s mark, and interpreted it having “disdainfully written off half the nation.” Romney’s 47% came from the Tax Policy Center, which had discovered that 46.4 percent of Americans paid no federal income tax last year. However, 18.1 percent did pay payroll tax, and were elderly citizens; one third of the 46.4% made less than $20,000 a year. Romney feels that these people consider themselves entitled to heatlh care, food, and housing; this belief is one of many that separated the Democratic and Republican parties.

This article reflects on our government, democracy. It show the varying ideas between political parties; other forms of government, such as communism, only have one leading party. The fact that we have the ability to vote, elect our leaders, and have a say in our government defines our nation’s government.

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5 Responses to Romney’s 47%

  1. lillabutters says:

    I think these comments will have a effect on his votes in the November election.

  2. Kieran says:

    after romney’s comments, which political side do you stand on?

  3. kinzlera says:

    Do you think that the democrats will use this against romney negatively, like in an advertisement?

  4. rydene says:

    Julian I know you werent asking me but I was planning on commenting on this anyway. I actually agree with Romney, that about half of the population now is too dependant on the government to help them. What do you think Rylee? 🙂

  5. julianperkowski says:

    what are your opinions on romney’s statements?

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