I don’t see how it can be referred to as “fatal gaffe”.... what he said was completely true.... perhaps an over simplification, but true none the less. Who makes up the 47% Mitt is talking about: those that rely on the Govt to do everything for them, those that don’t contribute any taxes (excluding seniors), liberal elite, teachers, govt workers, union workers, Hollyweird,
We can’t afford to keep paying for the whims and folly of left and for the ever-growing portion of our population on the govt dole.
“what he said was completely true”
Not really. It’s true that 47% pay no net income tax, and that 47% or more are in the bag for Obama. But they aren’t the same 47%. Plenty if the hated rich vote Democrat. Take Hollywood (please), the most obvious example.
Also, people who pay no income tax are not the only tax eaters. We pretend otherwise but government employees pay no taxes, though a roundabout accounting system has them in the income tax paying block. We all know who and what they vote for (Democrats and higher taxes). Plenty of rich and middle class folk in the nominally private sector are ostensibly tax eaters, depending on how their bread is buttered.
However, all this requires more thought than you can expect from a Romney. It’s enough that he’s right about dependency and right about the specter of the near-50% figure. He’s also right about hopeless Obama voters. He’s just not right about it all at once.
“those that dont contribute any taxes (excluding seniors), liberal elite, teachers, govt workers, union workers, Hollyweird,”
I know that you said, “gov’t workers,” but I think that congressmen/women and Senators should be on the list because they never do any real work.