Let’s make this brief and to the point.  Mitt Romney told a fundraiser that the 47% of the public who support President Obama are lazy moochers.

He said,

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.

A video of the Romney speech is available on the Mother Jones website.  They broke this story – it’s not a gaffe, it what Romney actually believes, apparently.

Let me be clear:

I am not dependent on the government.  I am not a victim.  I pay a lot of income tax every year. I DO believe that basic health care, food and housing are human rights.  Not because I believe I am entitled to a government handout, but because I am challenged by my Creator to care for those who are less fortunate.  See Matthew 25:40 (“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”)

I will be voting for Obama.

The kids put it best:  FU, Mitt.

Evangelize!
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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chas-Holman/1333779011 Chas Holman

    “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.”

    This, from a man who got $70,000 Government tax break last year for his pet horse..

  • Dwdevol

    I am a Democratic voter and have been all of my life. I graduated in 1965 and went to work for the FBI for 8 months and then enlisted in the Air Force for four years. Then I worked in retail for 5 years and the enrolled in college, under the GI Bill and graduated with honors in education with a major in history and minors in anthropology and sociology. Taught high school for 31 years and retired at the age of 62. What Mittens has to say is an insult to me and that other 47% he speaks of! He does not even begin to understand the people he would like to serve.

  • morningjoy

    Mitt,I voted for POTUS and will again. I am a BSNurse retired who has worked for 50 years.I am no MOOCHER !!

  • amyvav

    Well said! I usually don’t like to have Bible verses tossed about in political discussions, but your’s in well placed. Whether people believe in a Creator or not, and whatever name they may use, your point is right on! I’m tired of people spouting off about their “Christian ideals” to support decidedly un-Christ-like actions. I, myself, am a believer in karma. Good job in bumping yours up a notch or two with this post. As for Romney, it’s a good thing he’s such a horse lover. He may come back as one in the next life – or maybe a laid-off coal miner with a couple of kids to feed…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carrie-Preston/100000765994211 Carrie Preston

    I vote Democrat and let me make this statement. I do not feel that I am entitled to anything. When I got Divorced over 20 years ago there was about 6 months I was on what was called ADC and food stamps because my soon to be ex would not pay his temporary child support. The house was in the process of being remodeled and I could not run my day care business with it that way so I did not have an income. I did not want to be dependent on the “Government” for our welfare so I went and got his wages attached for the temporary child support. Something most people do not think you can do but you can. The child support division lawyer took it to court. Having him do this for me was a benefit to the government because I no longer needed them I could do it myself. I then went back to school with student loans that I am still paying on. So this Demarcate like many others does not feel they are entitled. We feel that it is a life saver when needed and do not feel that it is a way of life. We are not dependent. We prefer to be independent and on our own!

  • http://twitter.com/dcviper985 David Corey

    I’ll admit to being a government mooch. At present I’m relying on GI Bill benefits as my only income.

  • Dmoore

    An unimaginably stupid thing to say. It’s funny how the truth eventually surfaces. What will be fun is watching him pretzel himself trying to get out of this.

  • tudorman

    “… I am challenged by my Creator to care for those who are less fortunate.”

    Does your creator also tell you to take money from other people, and toss them in a cage if they don’t acquiesce?

    Penn Jillete was very succinct recently when he said:

    “It’s amazing to me how many people think
    that voting to have the government give poor people money is
    compassion. Helping poor and suffering people is compassion. Voting for
    our government to use guns to give money to help poor and suffering
    people is immoral self-righteous bullying laziness.

    People need to be fed, medicated,
    educated, clothed, and sheltered, and if we’re compassionate we’ll help
    them, but you get no moral credit for forcing other people to do what
    you think is right. There is great joy in helping people, but no joy in
    doing it at gunpoint.”

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