idiot

Quoting from CNN.com –

Millions of poor Americans who don’t pay federal income taxes actually do have jobs. They just earn too little to pay taxes, and in some cases, to escape poverty.

This is very different than the portrayal Mitt Romney offered in videotaped remarks made public this week. The Republican presidential candidate said that 47% of Americans pay no income tax and are dependent on the government. He said he’ll never convince them to take personal responsibility for their lives.

However, nearly two-thirds of the 33 million people living in families below the poverty line have at least one family member working in 2011, according to figures from the Census Bureau.

The number of people working full-time in the lowest income group, those earning less than $20,262 a year, soared 17.3% in 2011. This was by far the largest increase for any income group. The poverty threshold for a family of four was $23,021 last year.

But more than 30% of people who owe no income tax escape the levy because of credit for the working poor and children. Nearly 9 million have income of less than $40,000. The vast majority have their income tax liability erased by the earned income tax credit, which is designed to encourage the poor to hold down jobs.
 

And what is really scary is that so many people believe Romney’s bullshit….

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  1. It’s easy to think like Romney when you are either privileged (born into money) or you have a stable job and a good income and have forgotten what it is like- or could be like for others.

    The difference here (in why it is so horrid) , is that you have someone who is a public leader (scoff if you’d like) talking about a statistic that he hasn’t researched or cared to understand the ‘why’ behind the percentage.

    It’s easy to look at a statistic and judge people. It’s too hard to think of the millions who struggle to make ends meet and try to give some nature of good life to their children. It’s hard to imagine the people who work sixteen hour days and have to take two trains and walk five blocks just to get there. It’s hard to realize that what you have right now at this moment – if it were all taken away – that you would be right there in that percentage and need to figure out a way to live with nothing. So you have the hard way… and the easy way. And it’s easy to dismiss people when you talk numbers

  2. It’s easy to think like Romney when you are either privileged (born into money) or you have a stable job and a good income and have forgotten what it is like- or could be like for others.

    The difference here (in why it is so horrid) , is that you have someone who is a public leader (scoff if you’d like) talking about a statistic that he hasn’t researched or cared to understand the ‘why’ behind the percentage.

    It’s easy to look at a statistic and judge people. It’s too hard to think of the millions who struggle to make ends meet and try to give some nature of good life to their children. It’s hard to imagine the people who work sixteen hour days and have to take two trains and walk five blocks just to get there. It’s hard to realize that what you have right now at this moment – if it were all taken away – that you would be right there in that percentage and need to figure out a way to live with nothing. So you have the hard way… and the easy way. And it’s easy to dismiss people when you talk numbers

  3. But I don’t think we’re going to have to listen to the idiot for too long. Just another 6 or 7 weeks.

  4. not to mention his absolutely fucked up view calling food, housing, medical care entitlements. call me a crazy socialist but i thought those were things essential for life,,,kinda more along the lines of a human right….and you’re going to begrudge ANYONE those things? seriously? for the love of sanity and reason how can people listen to this and really think he will do right by anyone except his $50k a plate donors?

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