Mitt Romney: Nearly half of Americans...

Mitt Romney: Nearly half of Americans don't pay income tax, 'believe they are victims'

There are 61 comments on the The Washington Post story from Sep 17, 2012, titled Mitt Romney: Nearly half of Americans don't pay income tax, 'believe they are victims'. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

Already scrambling to steady a struggling campaign, Republican Mitt Romney confronted a new headache Monday after a video surfaced showing him telling wealthy donors that almost half of all Americans "believe they are victims" entitled to extensive government support.

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Sheik Yerbouti

Pennington, NJ

#45 Sep 18, 2012
Once again mittwit shows his contempt for anyone that is not wealthy. The myth that half of Americans don't pay taxes is just that--a vile right wing myth. romney stashes his money overseas like drug dealers do to avoid his tax obligations. For years his speciality has been sending living wage jobs overseas and replacing them with mcjobs. He is clearly a sociopath and unfit to be president.
OBAMA 2012

Baldwin Park, CA

#46 Sep 18, 2012
LOL...now he saying he was speaking "off the cuff" at the fundraiser...if that is what he truly thinks that is even scarier! He just finished his campaign off...watch the SNL skit, it is so on the mark about mitts!!!
conservative crapola

Allentown, PA

#47 Sep 18, 2012
Another foot-in-mouth moment...so soon.

hahahahahahahaha

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#51 Sep 18, 2012
Oh my gosh, YOU poor poor little victims

“Two stones with one bird”

Since: Oct 09

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#52 Sep 18, 2012
Amused Slew wrote:
avaialable

these supposed people you made up to pay anything.

Yeah, his post doesn't make sense ???
typo and the people they made up- exactly.

“Two stones with one bird”

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#53 Sep 18, 2012
Time and Space wrote:
<quoted text>Taxes, in orderly Governments, are as old as the bible...get over it...

Or would you rather have our landscape resemble Somolia or Mexico...
I support people paying taxes. See what happens when you assume?

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#54 Sep 18, 2012
VirVoX Populi wrote:
<quoted text>As if one needs reasons to dislike Romney. He is more than capable of providing them himself.

Such as the point of the thread, that the WAPO bias didnt include initially, then seriously downplayed it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =XnB0NZzl5HAXX&feature=pla yer_embedded

He directly says "So my job is not to worry about those people" when he is referring to 47% of Americans. Again it does not matter which 47% he is talking about. What matters is he dismissed the interests of nearly half the US population. So again I reassert, a candidate who is willing to dismiss and view almost half the populous he is vying to serve as irrelevant to his needs, has no business being a candidate at all.

The astonishing thing is that some people actually WANT this guy as POTUS. Even if you loathe Obama... this is most certainly not an acceptable alternative.
I really don't care. What he said is true and I will always support an honest person for telling the unpopular truth.

“Two stones with one bird”

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#55 Sep 18, 2012
OBAMA 2012 wrote:
LOL...now he saying he was speaking "off the cuff" at the fundraiser...if that is what he truly thinks that is even scarier! He just finished his campaign off...watch the SNL skit, it is so on the mark about mitts!!!
Yeah man. Everyone gets their political news from SNL.

Typical liberal, believes blatant fabrications are reality!
Pamela

Citrus Heights, CA

#56 Sep 18, 2012
My understanding of it was that unless you make $50,000 per year or more, that you don't pay the federal income tax and that the Republicans want every worker to pay the federal income tax no matter how little they earn. then, I saw David K. Johnson say last night that only those who make less than $25,000 per year don't pay the federal income tax.

I get what Grover Norquest means when he says "broaden the base." In other words, low wage workers who don't pay the federal income tax now would start doing so. Broaden the tax base, means have more people paying the federal income tax.

But now it looks like what they are saying is those who are retired and those on welfare don't pay federal taxes. Does anyone know if this 47 percent of people they keep saying don't pay federal income taxes means low wage workers or does it mean people who do not work??

I think we need to clarify that because if it means those who don't work, fine, I am for taxing those on welfare, but, if it means taxing low wage hard working people ten percent more, no, I am not for that. Does anyone know what it actually means - who are these 47 percent who don't pay taxes?? Are they low wage workers or people who don't work??
Slew

Seattle, WA

#57 Sep 18, 2012
SO, according to teabagger theorists, Bill Gates, Paul Allen, and Warren Buffet NEED to find jobs ??? If that's your BEST argument, try 2016 !!

Mitt head's daddy bought him their first house, paint it white, that's as close as your getting !!!

http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/heather/s...

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#58 Sep 18, 2012
Slew wrote:
SO, according to teabagger theorists, Bill Gates, Paul Allen, and Warren Buffet NEED to find jobs ??? If that's your BEST argument, try 2016 !!
Mitt head's daddy bought him their first house, paint it white, that's as close as your getting !!!
http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/heather/s...
moocher victim hey
VN Vet

Hopewell, VA

#59 Sep 18, 2012
In the old USSR, they said "Liberals are useful idiots". They were correct, look at the welfare parasites all voting for their next handout, Obama. Enough said.

“Pancakes and eggs...”

Since: Jan 10

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#60 Sep 18, 2012
Like Sarah Palin, Newt and Herman Cain...

Mitt Romney has allowed his campaign to get hi-jacked by 'Fox News/talk radio' types or influences...

All of his 'cliques' come straight from talk radio...Hannity/Rush ect ect....

If Romney keeps following that template, as a way of appealing to the undecideds, he'll definatly loose...

“Pancakes and eggs...”

Since: Jan 10

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#61 Sep 18, 2012
Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Savage, Mark Levin ect ect...can say, suggest whatever they want about people on their shows, for entertainment value...

But Romney must realize, he cannot expect to win over independent or 'undecides' by following the talk radio template...

Winning over votes for an election, and being a talk radio host, are totally different dynamics...

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#62 Sep 18, 2012
VN Vet wrote:
In the old USSR, they said "Liberals are useful idiots". They were correct, look at the welfare parasites all voting for their next handout, Obama. Enough said.
The fact is that many Americans do rely on government assistance, and are becoming addicted to it. There are more Americans on public assistance then at any time in our nation's history. Most recently, during the housing market downturn, millions of Americans found themselves with mortgages higher than the value of their homes. The blame for this was immediately cast on lending institutions who were said to be engaging in predatory lending practices against borrowers. In other words, those millions of home owners claimed they were "victims" of a corrupt system of banking.

“Pancakes and eggs...”

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#63 Sep 18, 2012
If Mitt Romney just wants to repeat tired Hannity quotes, and Limbaugh cliques, than when his campaign is over...he can join Hermain Cain...as being former politition with thier own talk radio shows...

gotta cut it short...back to work..

“Two stones with one bird”

Since: Oct 09

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#64 Sep 18, 2012
Slew wrote:
SO, according to teabagger theorists, Bill Gates, Paul Allen, and Warren Buffet NEED to find jobs ??? If that's your BEST argument, try 2016 !!
Mitt head's daddy bought him their first house, paint it white, that's as close as your getting !!!
http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/heather/s...
It is pretty much a guarantee that you are off your rocker when you use "teabaggers" "theorists" to set up your supposed point and then use a SNL skit to validate what you said.
Pug

Justice, IL

#67 Sep 18, 2012
Pamela wrote:
My understanding of it was that unless you make $50,000 per year or more, that you don't pay the federal income tax and that the Republicans want every worker to pay the federal income tax no matter how little they earn. then, I saw David K. Johnson say last night that only those who make less than $25,000 per year don't pay the federal income tax.
I get what Grover Norquest means when he says "broaden the base." In other words, low wage workers who don't pay the federal income tax now would start doing so. Broaden the tax base, means have more people paying the federal income tax.
But now it looks like what they are saying is those who are retired and those on welfare don't pay federal taxes. Does anyone know if this 47 percent of people they keep saying don't pay federal income taxes means low wage workers or does it mean people who do not work??
I think we need to clarify that because if it means those who don't work, fine, I am for taxing those on welfare, but, if it means taxing low wage hard working people ten percent more, no, I am not for that. Does anyone know what it actually means - who are these 47 percent who don't pay taxes?? Are they low wage workers or people who don't work??
Everyone who works in the United States is expected to file IRS (tax) forms. If you do not have a Soc Sec Number the IRS provides a ITIN (individual taxpayer indentification number)

Now the poverty threshold base is lower than $25,000.00. But, it qualifies you for ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS.

If you do not file Fed Income tax you are evading tax law req's.
Pug

Justice, IL

#68 Sep 18, 2012
Pamela wrote:
My understanding of it was that unless you make $50,000 per year or more, that you don't pay the federal income tax and that the Republicans want every worker to pay the federal income tax no matter how little they earn. then, I saw David K. Johnson say last night that only those who make less than $25,000 per year don't pay the federal income tax.
I get what Grover Norquest means when he says "broaden the base." In other words, low wage workers who don't pay the federal income tax now would start doing so. Broaden the tax base, means have more people paying the federal income tax.
But now it looks like what they are saying is those who are retired and those on welfare don't pay federal taxes. Does anyone know if this 47 percent of people they keep saying don't pay federal income taxes means low wage workers or does it mean people who do not work??
I think we need to clarify that because if it means those who don't work, fine, I am for taxing those on welfare, but, if it means taxing low wage hard working people ten percent more, no, I am not for that. Does anyone know what it actually means - who are these 47 percent who don't pay taxes?? Are they low wage workers or people who don't work??
For Example: The Additional Child Tax Credit scheme

http://www.factcheck.org/2012/05/tax-credits-...
t clms

Victoria, Canada

#69 Sep 18, 2012
Six Six Six Imperfections wrote:
<quoted text>
Respectfully you are wrong. GE pays taxes when profits are given to shareholders. The shareholders then pay taxes on short term and long term capital gains.
P.S. I can't stand GE!
They should also be paying corporate income taxes..

They need to compensate society for the infrastructure they use which is considerable.

Or do they want corporate welfare????

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