ROMNEY INSULTS, WRITES OFF HALF THE COUNTRY: Behind closed doors with a group of his wealthy donors, Mitt Romney disdainfully insults and writes off half of the country.
But here are the facts on the Americans Romney dismisses – an overwhelmingly majority of whom are seniors, working families, students or people with disabilities.
The vast majority of these Americans pay a significant percentage of their income in taxes – whether they are federal payroll taxes, property taxes, sales taxes or other state and local taxes. They often pay even a higher share of their income in these taxes than
wealthier families, like Mitt Romney’s.
- Well over half – 61 percent – are workers who actually pay federal payroll taxes,
which can include military families, cops, firefighters, or teachers.
- Additionally, in 2011, these families included nearly 20 million seniors, more than
half of all seniors in America.
Finally, Romney’s Policy Specifics. On a day that started with his senior advisors indicating Romney would finally discuss specifics of his policies, Romney said it best himself, behind closed doors with his wealthy donors. But it’s hard to serve as a president of all Americans when you fail the character test and write off and insult half the country you want to lead.