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The 47%

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    The 47%

     

    Several months ago..Romney had this to say about the 47%...

    "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 upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it. 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. Forty-seven percent of Americans pay no income tax. So our message of low taxes doesn't connect. So he'll be out there talking about tax cuts for the rich. I mean, that's what they sell every four years. And so my job is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."


    In the final analysis, Mitt Romney's share of the popular vote was....drum roll please....47.9%.

    That my friends his what I like to refer to as poetic justice.

     
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    Poetic justice is what the next four years will bring.

     
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    Poetic justice is better than our high degree of social justice being attacked by the gop for the next 4 years.

     
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    And while the cold and displaced citizens of NJ still left looking for help, the president spent the day golfing. That my friend is a social unjustice.

     
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    Re: The 47%

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    In response to miscricket's comment:

     

    Several months ago..Romney had this to say about the 47%...

     

    "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 upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it. 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. Forty-seven percent of Americans pay no income tax. So our message of low taxes doesn't connect. So he'll be out there talking about tax cuts for the rich. I mean, that's what they sell every four years. And so my job is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."


    In the final analysis, Mitt Romney's share of the popular vote was....drum roll please....47.9%.

    That my friends his what I like to refer to as poetic justice.



    47% pay NO income tax.  Almost half.  That is not only scary..........it`s wrong.  Obama won 50-48.  We are a country divided.  Today we learned that 49% of the country receives some type of government assistance.  When the takers outnumber the givers, what will we do?

     



    Greece is the word.

     
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    BWAAAAAAAAA HAAAAAAAAAAAA HAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

     

    The fvcking racist is now an expert demographics.

    The racist is a ideologically ignorant moron.

    The VAST MAJORITY of the 47% that the racist likes to shake his fist at are retirees and members of the military.

    So the racist is not only ignorant, but he's also a fvcking coward for wanting to punish those people who had the guts to serve our country. He wants to punish them with more taxes only because he never had the balls to man up. The racist hate these men and women in uniform because they remind him of how much of a pathetic poltroon he is. That's why he wants them to pay more taxes, it's his inferiority complex shining through.

     
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    Funny how all the 47% are concentrated in whacko wingnut red states.

    But hey, as long as these morons keep saying it's not them we're supposed to believe 'em.

     

    It's the fvcking whacko wingnuts who are the 47% a55holes.

     
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    "more taxes" FREAK show?   How bout A tax?  Any tax? Some tax?  A small tax?   ANYTHING but NO taxes......you foolish, drunk, drug-addict, mental -patient FREAK!




    Hey chickenhawk racist...how about this, they pay income taxes, on top of the 15% payroll taxes they already pay, when you grow some balls and man-up and do a tour of service.

    Ya, that's right ya fvcking racist coward, a new recruit who will probaly get his a55 sent to Afghanistan for $18,000/yr pays a higher percentage of his income in federal taxes than your pathetic loser candidate Mittens.

    How about a fvcking racist coward like you cut the military men and women and their families some slack because they're doing the tough job you never had the balls to do. 

    It's typical of the fvcking racist coward, he just throws around numbers and generalizes about half the country.

    Newsflash, ya fvcking racist coward, those are the men and women who have more honor and integrity in their spittle than you could hope for. But that isn't good enough for you, huh ya fvcking coward. Nope, now you want to punish them for your own fvcking infeririority complex. It's not enough that they put their a55es on the line for pathetic racist cowards like you, and do it for a fraction of the money, now you want them to pay the same taxes as you. How about you do THEIR job for a day? How about that COWARD!!!

    Gawd you're a fvcking COWARD!!!

    It's not enough that they do the job you never had the balls to do, now you want them to pay for that privelage.

     

    YOU'RE A FVCKING RACIST AND A COWARD!!!! 

     
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    So shut your fvcking piehole, ya racist coward.

     
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    Hey ya racist coward, a buck Sgt with 10 yrs of service make about $36,000, and that's double the $18,000 they make when they enlisted.

    That means when she/he enlisted 10yrs ago, they knew they would probably be sent into either Iraq or Afghanistan. You didn't even have the balls to enlist into a peacetime military... probably because there were too many blacks in the service and that would make you uncomfortable....or get your racist a55 kicked.

    And you have the brass to want to make these soldiers pay the same taxes as your lily white, racist, cowardly a55?

    Gawd you're a fvcking pathetic poltroon.

     
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    Tell that to Allen West as you made your RACIST assault on him the other day you FREAK BIGOT!!! A war hero congressman, fighting for America who happens to be African American and he gets your RACIST ridicule because you`re such a freakin hopeless coward?   You sit in your basement smoking a crack pipe, sipping Colt 45, and listening to your mother hump the town drunk, and have the (empty) sack to attack a congressman with your BIGOTRY?  You F...cking FREAK! Are you whacking yourself right now to KKK training tapes? BTW.........your little red map has all the states that retirees go to you pathetic moron. The 47% that don`t pay taxes conversation that the adults are having has nothing to do with your dream fantasy about active and retired military.  You`re so dumb it`s frightening.  Even the schrapnel lodged in your brain is no excuse for how stupid you are. Angry-A hole-airborne-FREAK-show.......poor guy



    Hey ya racist coward, did you vote for West? No, I didn't think so.

    Did you send any money to his campaign? Of course not because a fvcking racist like you is glad he's not a wingnut any longer. Gotta keep that party purity of angry white guys, right ya racist coward....

     
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    Poetic justice is better than our high degree of social justice being attacked by the gop for the next 4 years.




    Socal Justice?  You mean marxism, don't you?  You do know what Marx had to say about the importance of social justice inthe "the struggle"?

     
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    Re: The 47%

    In response to jmel's comment:

    In response to miscricket's comment:

     

    Several months ago..Romney had this to say about the 47%...

     

    "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 upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it. 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. Forty-seven percent of Americans pay no income tax. So our message of low taxes doesn't connect. So he'll be out there talking about tax cuts for the rich. I mean, that's what they sell every four years. And so my job is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."


    In the final analysis, Mitt Romney's share of the popular vote was....drum roll please....47.9%.

    That my friends his what I like to refer to as poetic justice.



    47% pay NO income tax.  Almost half.  That is not only scary..........it`s wrong.  Obama won 50-48.  We are a country divided.  Today we learned that 49% of the country receives some type of government assistance.  When the takers outnumber the givers, what will we do?

     



    Jmel..

    We are not as divided as the right wing media would like everyone to believe. 

     A large number of those who are exempt from federal income tax are senior citizens living on social security.  Life expectancy is longer now than it was when social security was created. Shall we tax those seniors? Or..shall we raise the retirement age? BTW..those seniors pay state income taxes on their SS..they also pay sales tax on items they buy...and they also pay property tax if they are lucky enough to own a home.

    Another large demographic of people who are exempt from paying federal income are low income families..those making around 25K annually who also have children. Once you factor in the standard deduction and the tax deduction for each child..they have a zero tax bill...but they also pay sales tax on the purchases they make.

    You want to fix those statistics? Fine..I support that. Lets raise the retirement age for collecting Social Security for one.  SS was never intended to be a 20+ year safety net.

    Beyond that..what deductions would you propose eliminating? The standard deduction? The dependent deduction?

    Better yet..let's raise the minimum wage. Let's require businesses to pay their employees a living wage. Let's improve access to higher ed..so that families making 26k a year can increase their income and then contribute to the revenue stream.

    I like the flat tax model..eliminate all deductions..except as suggested by another poster..exempting the first 25k of income.

    My point is..what are your specific suggestions?

     
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    Re: The 47%

    In response to skeeter20's comment:

    In response to Sistersledge's comment:

    Poetic justice is better than our high degree of social justice being attacked by the gop for the next 4 years.




    Socal Justice?  You mean marxism, don't you?  You do know what Marx had to say about the importance of social justice inthe "the struggle"?




    Check the stats.  We're all a little bit 'marxist' now.

    (Hyperbole is fun, isn't it?)

     

     
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