Did 53% Build It?

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    Mr Romney commented on the 47% that don't pay federal taxes.
    Mr Obama commented about the government building things.

    So, I'm curious, exactly how much did the 47% that don't pay federal taxes contribute to the building?
    Are you part of the 53% that built it, or part of the 47% that didn't?
    Do you have skin in the game or not?
     
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    try harder

    this shit is lame
     
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    i would suggest that a disabled veteran who doesn't pay taxes probably has more *skin in the game* than a lower middle manager for a fortune 500 company who pays as little income tax as can be managed.

    but that's just me
     
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    Romney was of course generalizing about the entitlement mentality of the typical Obama voter.

    The 47% isn't exact, of course.


    But it is close:

    [Pew Research]

    '78% or 73% of Democrats think the purpose of government is to provide -- to guarantee -- food and housing. Seventy-three percent of Democrats believe that. Food and housing! That's the role of the government, now: To provide food and housing. '

    The Last Three-and-a-Half Years (Plus Four Days) Put in Perspective - The Rush Limbaugh Show
     
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    The 47% that pay no income tax refers only to individuals that actually file a tax return, not to companies,
    and not to people like a disabled veteran that has no income and thus doesn't file an income tax return,
    Look it it up at the IRS website, 47& of income tax filers pay no income tax, not 47% of people.
    People with no income (your disabled veteran example) don't file income tax because they don't have any income to declare.
    Simple tax laws and simple concepts escape simple people and the MSM. Kerry on.
     
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    smells like fish in here.

    must be the red herring.
     
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    not enough people pulling the wagon, too many people wantin' a free ride.

    if the wagon wasn't so full of deadbeats, there'd be plenty for the children and for our brave veterans.
     
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    Let's hope things turn around after Romney is elected, so that we will have fewer out of work and more in industries.

    Here's What Romney plans on doing to turn opportunities for Americans, from his 87-page PDF File, Plan for Jobs And Economic Growth:

    This comes from his 87-page PDF that outlines HowRomney believes in Americans, a plan for jobs and economic growth.

    He also will issue 5 Executive Orders his first full day in office:

    FIVE EXECUTIVE ORDERS FOR DAY ONE
    This is gonna be so cool for America!! :)
     
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    that's not what he said, dipshit.

    The Data Behind Romney’s 47% Comments - Washington Wire - WSJ

    educate yourself and stop relying on drudge to think for you
     
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    So pay from the govt. for the disabled vet is not an income?
     

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