Funny thing is, these comments are not likely to woo any more or less voters than any of the previous foot-in-mouth remarks/gaffes. Dude spoke the truth. 47% (d)on’t pay an income tax… so that message will mesh right along with Tea Party rhetoric. Great job, Mitt.
Where he’s being a little obtuse, in my opinion, is the dependents he speaks of are veterans who can no longer work, senior citizens who have retired, Americans with disabilities, good people who simply are not educated enough to make a huge splash in the work force and more. Even sadder is that the “and more” is also anyone who can bend the tax code enough to not have to pay an income tax every year ~ which means folks earning $80,000 or more who fit right in that number.
His comments are intellectually dishonest, obtuse and bias towards with similarly privileged backgrounds. I can’t wait to bequeath to my kids everything I’ve earned or learned.
It’s not a bad thing to hand to your children both monetary and cultural capital. But if I ever hear any of them bad-mouthing a class of less-fortunate individuals… I’ll kick their asses… Sorry, not elegantly stated.