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(The Atlantic)   Who are the 47% of Americans who pay no taxes and will never vote for Romney? They live in Mississippi, Texas, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, New Mexico and Idaho   (theatlantic.com) divider line 390
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2012-09-18 08:08:11 AM  
Wait . . . did Romney say something stupid again? Gawsh, I stop paying attention for five minutes . . .
 
2012-09-18 08:08:47 AM  
So Basically, the professionally unemployed. People who receive a utility allowance check to pay for their AC and shop at wool mort. People with no desire to ever enter the working sector. People with 8 kids with 7 different last names and the first names look like they were made up by a random derp generator. God-fearing, salt of the earth morans. I get it. They're enigmas.
 
2012-09-18 08:12:04 AM  
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2012-09-18 08:17:04 AM  
We'l as Rick Santorum pointed out this weekend they are the party of stupid so I doubt the base will figure out he meant them.
 
2012-09-18 08:20:06 AM  

SphericalTime: Wait . . . did Romney say something stupid again? Gawsh, I stop paying attention for five minutes . . .


You haven't watched the news in the past 24 hours, have you?
 
2012-09-18 08:22:09 AM  
i guarantee you that most of them don't realize that they're part of "the 47 percent" and will still vote romney. remember, cognitive dissonance is the air republicans breathe. these are the same people who want to "keep government out of medicare!"
 
2012-09-18 08:31:39 AM  

vudukungfu: So Basically, the professionally unemployed. People who receive a utility allowance check to pay for their AC and shop at wool mort. People with no desire to ever enter the working sector. People with 8 kids with 7 different last names and the first names look like they were made up by a random derp generator. God-fearing, salt of the earth morans. I get it. They're enigmas.


Also students and retired people.
 
2012-09-18 08:33:54 AM  

FlashHarry: i guarantee you that most of them don't realize that they're part of "the 47 percent" and will still vote romney. remember, cognitive dissonance is the air republicans breathe. these are the same people who want to "keep government out of medicare!"


And Romney knows that. He can say mind bogglingly stupid things like this because the mouth breathers can't put two and two together, unless it is a trailer park orgy.
 
2012-09-18 08:35:09 AM  
But if calling for a less progressive taxation system was enough to alienate poor voters in the Deep South, the Republican Party would have already lost its stronghold there.

Nothing like convincing voters to vote against their economic interest because of Jeebus. And homos are icky.
 
2012-09-18 08:35:11 AM  

Ennuipoet: trailer park orgy


Great band name.
 
2012-09-18 08:40:56 AM  
Half of the people with a non-positive tax liability make so little that their standard deduction and personal exemptions dwarf their income (aka they be real poor, bro).

Another 25-30% are elderly people who collect Social Security after years of paying into the system and benefit from a slightly larger standard deduction (aka they be poor and old, bro).

Another 10-15% benefit from programs like the child tax credit and the earned income tax credit that are designed to make it easier for parents to go back to work (aka they be workers, bro).

Oh, and the best part? All of these people benefit from these things largely because Republicans wanted them to take people off of welfare! Congrats on dissing millions of your own voters, Mr. Romney.
 
2012-09-18 09:09:25 AM  
True: 47% of Americans who are dead-set on Obama will never vote for Romney, so don't target them.

False: Those 47% aren't the deadbeats Romney thinks they are.

So, at least he got it HALF right.
 
2012-09-18 09:10:26 AM  

Serious Black: Congrats on dissing millions of your own voters, Mr. Romney.


They'll still vote for him, which, I guess, is ironic.

/moronic is more like it
 
2012-09-18 09:11:59 AM  

SphericalTime: Wait . . . did Romney say something stupid again? Gawsh, I stop paying attention for five minutes . . .


His campaign has so far been the political equivalent of a spectacular train wreck.
 
2012-09-18 09:12:20 AM  
So yet again, the party of "Do as I say not as I do" points fingers at we who actually earn a living and calls us tax cheats.

I bet Romney paid no taxes too, thats the other hilariously effed part of all this.

God, Republicans need a steel toe doc martens kick in the nuts. Volunteering.
 
2012-09-18 09:20:54 AM  
xanadian: Serious Black: Congrats on dissing millions of your own voters, Mr. Romney.

They'll still vote for him, which, I guess, is ironic.

/moronic is more like it


They justify it by saying they're not on a government program or by saying they're the kind of people that it's designed to help rather than those freeloading assclowns. I'd say moronic is spot-on.
 
2012-09-18 09:22:05 AM  
You would figure all the hatred for poor people from the republican politicians and pundits would wake those republicans up in the south and midwest that are actually poor and lower middle class. The mental gymnastics you must perform to think he is talking about "other people" at this point must be exhausting.
 
2012-09-18 09:22:20 AM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: But if calling for a less progressive taxation system was enough to alienate poor voters in the Deep South, the Republican Party would have already lost its stronghold there.

Nothing like convincing voters to vote against their economic interest because of Jeebus. And homos are icky.


But they DON'T VOTE against their economic interests. REPUBLICANS have been feeding them for decades. Or at least that is how they see it.
 
2012-09-18 09:23:07 AM  
do you want to know what's funny? mitt romney is in the 47 percent.
 
2012-09-18 09:23:57 AM  
Of course they will vote for Romney. For 200 + years poor southern whites have identified with rich whites and not with the party that would serve them best. Welcome to the decline and fall of the american empire.
 
2012-09-18 09:24:36 AM  
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2012-09-18 09:24:41 AM  
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2012-09-18 09:25:41 AM  

Serious Black: They justify it by saying they're not on a government program or by saying they're the kind of people that it's designed to help rather than those freeloading assclowns. I'd say moronic is spot-on.


What you're forgetting is that they earned their government assistance, not like those blah people. They'll be on their own two feet and part of the 1% just as soon as they win the lottery or their stock in Truck Nutz takes off. Just you wait and see. 

/something something temporarily embarrassed millionaires
 
2012-09-18 09:27:10 AM  
Everyone who lives in a red state votes Republican.

The more you know.
 
2012-09-18 09:27:13 AM  
A few years back I paid no federal income tax for a couple of years, despite having a good job the entire time.

I adopted two kids and took advantage of the tax credit for it. You know, the credit that George Bush expanded during his tenure, because adoption is better than abortion.

Why do Republicans hate adoption?
 
2012-09-18 09:27:46 AM  

mrshowrules: vudukungfu: So Basically, the professionally unemployed. People who receive a utility allowance check to pay for their AC and shop at wool mort. People with no desire to ever enter the working sector. People with 8 kids with 7 different last names and the first names look like they were made up by a random derp generator. God-fearing, salt of the earth morans. I get it. They're enigmas.

Also students and retired people.


And active-duty military. And small children.
 
2012-09-18 09:28:06 AM  
As a true-life underachiever, I've had years where I didn't owe any income tax. Rmoney has no idea what it's like to come up with 15% FICA on 16K that's already paper in the wind.

/Wish I made enough to pay millions in taxes.
 
2012-09-18 09:28:18 AM  
Just for the sake on intellectual honesty (LOLITICS!) I'd love too see the red leech/blue host graph after military bases have been accounted for.

Thats the one warning Klaxon in my head about that talking point.
 
2012-09-18 09:28:26 AM  
List fails without Kentucky and West Virginia
 
2012-09-18 09:28:38 AM  
This was a post on fark not eight hours ago...
 
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2012-09-18 09:28:39 AM  

Serious Black: Half of the people with a non-positive tax liability make so little that their standard deduction and personal exemptions dwarf their income (aka they be real poor, bro).

Another 25-30% are elderly people who collect Social Security after years of paying into the system and benefit from a slightly larger standard deduction (aka they be poor and old, bro).

Another 10-15% benefit from programs like the child tax credit and the earned income tax credit that are designed to make it easier for parents to go back to work (aka they be workers, bro).

Oh, and the best part? All of these people benefit from these things largely because Republicans wanted them to take people off of welfare! Congrats on dissing millions of your own voters, Mr. Romney.


Do you think it's at all possible those same voters even realized he was talking about them, while they are busy raging against Nobama who is destroying America?

Me either.
 
2012-09-18 09:28:48 AM  

Headso: You would figure all the hatred for poor people from the republican politicians and pundits would wake those republicans up in the south and midwest that are actually poor and lower middle class. The mental gymnastics you must perform to think he is talking about "other people" at this point must be exhausting.


Nah.

Let me break it down for you.

A poor Republican taking government aid is just a temporarily embarrassed millionaire who has fallen on hard times.
Everyone else who takes government aid is a mooching freeloader welfare queen.

AM talk radio has made an industry out of telling poor Republicans they'd all be captains of industry if it wasn't for "those people."
 
2012-09-18 09:29:31 AM  

Headso: You would figure all the hatred for poor people from the republican politicians and pundits would wake those republicans up in the south and midwest that are actually poor and lower middle class. The mental gymnastics you must perform to think he is talking about "other people" at this point must be exhausting.


Honestly, most of them won't give Romney's comments a second's thought and will be angry at the Democrats and the media for sending spies into a private event. I used to work with a teabagger who would reject a five step algebra solution if the answer wasn't what he wanted.
 
2012-09-18 09:29:39 AM  
Well..............................states like Mississippi and Alabama voted 60+% for McCain in 2008. you do the math.
 
2012-09-18 09:29:39 AM  

Glockenspiel Hero: A few years back I paid no federal income tax for a couple of years, despite having a good job the entire time.

I adopted two kids and took advantage of the tax credit for it. You know, the credit that George Bush expanded during his tenure, because adoption is better than abortion.

Why do Republicans hate adoption?


Because its a sensible compromise to a valuable wedge issue?
 
2012-09-18 09:30:01 AM  
Basically the northeast and west coast is Germany and the south is Greece. That would be the situation if the south didn't get a bailout every single year.
 
2012-09-18 09:30:31 AM  
I'm an educator. I pay taxes. I am voting for Obama.
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2012-09-18 09:31:02 AM  

Ennuipoet: FlashHarry: i guarantee you that most of them don't realize that they're part of "the 47 percent" and will still vote romney. remember, cognitive dissonance is the air republicans breathe. these are the same people who want to "keep government out of medicare!"

And Romney knows that. He can say mind bogglingly stupid things like this because the mouth breathers can't put two and two together, unless it is a trailer park orgy.


That's the elephant in the room, alright.
 
2012-09-18 09:31:08 AM  

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welcome to the broke south whick gets the most in Federal dollars and which consistantly votes Republican.
 
2012-09-18 09:31:45 AM  

xanadian: SphericalTime: Wait . . . did Romney say something stupid again? Gawsh, I stop paying attention for five minutes . . .

His campaign has so far been the political equivalent of a spectacular train wreck.


and the best part if Obama wins? Adelson ,Koch and the rest are out a lot of money.
 
2012-09-18 09:31:53 AM  

BarrRepublican: Just for the sake on intellectual honesty (LOLITICS!) I'd love too see the red leech/blue host graph after military bases have been accounted for.

Thats the one warning Klaxon in my head about that talking point.


That map does take military bases into account. You think that money just evaporates out of the state economies?
 
2012-09-18 09:32:09 AM  
Duck Mitt!!! here comes the sh*t!!
 
2012-09-18 09:32:11 AM  

brianbankerus: mrshowrules: vudukungfu: So Basically, the professionally unemployed. People who receive a utility allowance check to pay for their AC and shop at wool mort. People with no desire to ever enter the working sector. People with 8 kids with 7 different last names and the first names look like they were made up by a random derp generator. God-fearing, salt of the earth morans. I get it. They're enigmas.

Also students and retired people.

And active-duty military. And small children.


If those soldiers were true patriots they would be hiding in France.

/don't think the figure includes small children. I assume it people older than 18 but I'm not sure.
 
2012-09-18 09:32:14 AM  

Mrbogey: Everyone who lives in a red state votes Republican.

The more you know.


It's true.

Despite voting for Obama 4 years ago in Iowa, I'll be voting Republican in South Carolina.

/for Huntsman.
 
2012-09-18 09:33:10 AM  

Billy Bathsalt: /Wish I made enough to pay millions in taxes.


www.truthalliance.net
"PAY TAXES?!! [shudder] Why, young man, I don't think you understand how this scamming the government business works!"
 
2012-09-18 09:33:33 AM  

xanadian: True: 47% of Americans who are dead-set on Obama will never vote for Romney, so don't target them.

False: Those 47% aren't the deadbeats Romney thinks they are.

So, at least he got it HALF right.


Most of my ~120 or so friends on Facebook have college degrees, work professional jobs, raise families, and pay their taxes. Maybe 10% of them are Romney supporters, the rest are certainly dead-set on Obama and will never vote for Romney.

I would be willing to bet money that more deadbeats support Romney than Obama.
 
2012-09-18 09:33:46 AM  
I was waiting for that 47% BS talking point to get them into trouble.

that sort of thing works best in FW:FW: emails, not so well when facts are brought into the mix.
 
2012-09-18 09:34:09 AM  
Mostly the confederate states. Awesome.
 
2012-09-18 09:34:50 AM  

quantum_csc: I would be willing to bet money that more deadbeats support Romney than Obama.


Or, as Mitch Daniels calls them, the "soon-to-be-rich."
 
2012-09-18 09:35:17 AM  

dogdaze: I'm an educator. I pay taxes. I am voting for Obama.
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