Romney Not Concerned about the Very Poor
Last February, Mitt Romney said the he was not concerned about the very poor. He added that he was not concerned about the very rich as well because they are doing fine. He was more concerned about the heart of the America, which composed the 95 percent of Americans who were struggling and he wants to take the message across the nation.
A video was released that showed a fundraiser where Romney told wealthy donors of what he his thoughts of those who support President Barack Obama. The video contradicted Romney’s supposed concern for the middle class.
Romney was heard saying that there are 47 percent of people who will vote for the president no matter what. They believe they are victims and the government has a responsibility to care for them. They believe they are entitled to health care, food, and housing.
He added that 47 percent of Americans pay no income tax. His message of lower taxes doesn’t connect with them. Romney also said that President Obama talks about tax cuts for the rich because this will bring him more voters.
Romney said that his job is not to worry about those 47 percent. He can’t convince them to take personal responsibility and care for their lives. He said that he must convince the five to ten percent who are independents.
Mother Jones, the person who uploaded the video, didn’t specify the date of the fundraiser or where it was taken. This was to protect her source. Observers expect Romney to receive lots of criticisms for his statements made at the fundraiser.
Analysts said that the 47 percent might not be paying federal income taxes but they do pay state and local taxes. They belong to the working class voters and seniors and don’t think of themselves as freeloaders. Most of them are Romney supporters. Well, that’s before they heard of the statement.