Yeah, Republican presidential nominee Mitt “.1%” Romney is a real man of the people.
During a private fundraiser on May 17 of this year, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told a small group of wealthy contributors what he truly thinks of all the voters who support President Barack Obama. He dismissed these Americans as freeloaders who pay no taxes, who don’t assume responsibility for their lives, and who think government should take care of them.
When asked by a donor at the event in question about how he could prevail in November, Romney said,
“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.
Romney went on to say that it wasn’t his job to worry about “those people,” because he’d never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.
Here’s some video of Romney’s comments.
There’s been no word (at least not that I’ve seen) from Mitt Romney’s campaign as to whether or not Mitt Romney considers the 7,000 millionaires who paid no income taxes in 2011 to be among the 47 percent of Americans that he feels he could never convince to take personal responsibility and care for their lives.
In other news relating to the May 2012 fundraiser at which Mitt Romney made his comments, May Mother Jones is reporting that the fundraiser was held at the Boca Raton home of private equity manager Marc Leder, who according to Mother Jones has a history of hosting risque parties at his Hamptons estate.