Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said:
“There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president [Obama] 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.
...my job is is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."
David Corn at Mother Jones has all the details.
Ezra Klein at the Washington Post explains precisely why Romney’s statement is so illuminating and vitally important.
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