A 47 Percenter speaks up
Ever since Mitt Romney described 47% of Americans as
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: “[M]y job is is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.“
I’ve been itching to respond. Words so far have failed me when I try to describe my overwhelming anger at the sheer effrontery of this person to take nearly half of this country and throw them away as useless garbage, not fit to even think about.
That includes me, my husband, my late father, and nearly every single person I know, or have ever known in my life.
Because it’s more than a figure to us who Romney has described in his little speech to very wealthy donors.
This is an outright insult to those of us who have worked hard all of our lives, suffered and survived economic meltdowns, 5 wars, hurricanes, and other assorted things that go wrong in our lives from time to time. We pay taxes, fight wars, and survive life as Americans the best we can.
But Mitt Romney doesn’t see it that way. He comes from a galaxy where privilege and wealth are the status quo. Being rich is normal for him.
He obviously has personally never known want or fear.
He has never suffered for one minute the anxiety that comes from being not rich.
But that does not give him the right to tell those who have that we are not worth the time or money to worry about.
Because we can make damned sure in November that we use the right to not worry about him and his entire set of friends.
Don’t vote for this man. He doesn’t want your vote. You’re not rich enough for him to bother with.
YOU DON’T COUNT AS A HUMAN BEING TO HIM.