Originally Posted by Benzo
If it is a fact that 47% of Americans DONT pay taxes...he is absolutely right. He chose his words poorly "I dont have to worry about these people", when he meant to say "I cant worry about getting their vote during the election" which is true.
The problem is out of those 47%:
-15% of them are on food stamps (poor), some on welfare so are just very low income and only pay payroll taxes
-18% are on medicade, are mostly retired, elderly people who have already payed into federal taxes and are now on pensions (you don't pay federal tax on your pensions)
- 10% are the working poor who do pay certain taxes (payroll, property), just not federal taxes
- The rest are children and students
The funny thing is that 18% of the 47 are mostly elderly people that tend to vote republican. Yet he lumps them in as Obama supporters and may have just pissed them off.