Add in all the federal, state and municipal employees, public school teachers, and University professors, it means that there are more than 50% of Americans who feel dependent on Big Government. The only reason that the Republicans are competitive at all on the national scale is because many of the bloodsuckers are too lazy to vote. Obama’s success in 2008 was because he was able to motivate enough of the naive youth and the welfare types to put him over the top, while McCain depressed turnout by conservatives. The result in 2012 will be largely based on which party can get its base to show up at the polls. If Romney can convince people that a second Obama term is a disaster, then he may get enough conservatives to hold their nose and put him over the top.
Hmm, folks who work for a living and pay for their own retirement really don’t look at it as a handout ~ not from you or anybody.
You forgot defense contractors, GE, and Wall Street.