At no other point in his campaign has Romney so clearly articulated what he stands for: He will work for the 53 percent of Americans who pay income taxes. He will not work for the 47 percent who don’t. Because they are parasites.
It doesn’t matter that about two-thirds of the parasites have jobs and therefore pay payroll taxes, or that their income-tax liability decreased as a result of the Bush tax cuts of 2001 and 2003. It doesn’t matter that the rest are on Social Security, or unemployed as the result of an epic economic collapse in the closing days of the Bush presidency. If you pay income taxes, you’re in. If not, well … on Planet Romney, “takers” can take a hike.
Fortunately for Romney, it happens that those who pay income tax still outnumber those who don’t. So his philosophy would seem to dovetail nicely with his need for more votes than his opponent. If there’s a downside, it’s probably that naysayers like Jon Stewart are always pointing out that guys like Romney tend to pay a far lower percentage of their income than working stiffs. And that if you’re talking about “makers” vs. “takers,” what exactly is that Wall Street millionaires make, exactly?
No matter. Here at Boca Knadlero, I think we’re still paying income tax, plus a little extra. We’re part of the few, the proud — the 53 percent. So naturally, it’s Romney all the way.