Hes referring to how democrats will always get about 47% of the vote (plus swing voters), and Republicans are never going to get these people. And the rheotric part is his opinion of why that is. The implication that all of them dont pay taxes would indeed be incorrect.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. ... [M]y job is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."
Mitt Romney's "47 Percent" Comments - YouTube
You can't just ignore the part you don't like, and pretend that's not what he said, lol. It makes you no better then the mainstream media picking and choosing what they want to report. The man said 47% pay no income tax, so a low taxes message is lost on them and they will vote for the President because of it.
"....The people can not be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions it is a lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty...." -Jefferson 1787
It is just that you might want to do some research for yourself instead of relying on places like breitbart. You do not have to go to MSNBC, you could easily go to the state DSS site and look at an application to find this information out. It is just as easy as going to breitbart, and you can learn for yourself instead of learning just what a bunch of media tools want you to know.
Full Transcript of the Mitt Romney Secret Video | Mother JonesAudience member: For the last three years, all everybody's been told is, "Don't worry, we'll take care of you." How are you going to do it, in two months before the elections, to convince everybody you've got to take care of yourself?
Romney: 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 that 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. And I mean, the president starts off with 48, 49, 48—he starts off with a huge number. These are people who pay no income tax. Forty-seven percent of Americans pay no income tax. So our message of low taxes doesn't connect. And he'll be out there talking about tax cuts for the rich. I mean that's what they sell every four years. And so my job is not to worry about those people—I'll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. What I have to do is convince the 5 to 10 percent in the center that are independents that are thoughtful, that look at voting one way or the other depending upon in some cases emotion, whether they like the guy or not, what it looks like. I mean, when you ask those people…we do all these polls—I find it amazing—we poll all these people, see where you stand on the polls, but 45 percent of the people will go with a Republican, and 48 or 4…
Its clear that hes talking about both concepts, the number of people who dont pay income taxes, which is 47%, true, and the number of people who will vote democrat no matter what, "48, 49, 48—he starts off with a huge number", also true. He even referes to the 5-10 percent in the middle who are not ideologically set.
Like I said, muddled rhetoric. Nothing new, but here we sit analyzing every word because hes a republican, and he said something youre not supposed to point out. HIs point is correct. People who are dependent on govt are going to vote for the guy who will keep giving them their fix, and thats easily near half of the country, and mostly liberals.
Every candidate needs to learn that it doesn't matter who you think you're talking to, you need to be aware of what you say and how it sounds.
Romney should have known.
Although I say "every candidate", some candidates get a pass on any post-comment media assault.
e.g. Obama and his pre-Obamacare comment about how he can't get Single-Payer right away.
He would like to see american workers receive that same type of treatment at work.
It illustrates how out of touch Romney is with the American workers who sweat and toil in America each day, while paying taxes. The 47%.