Romney plays the taxpayers for fools. Voters, don’t play me for one.

Mittens has kind of pissed me off.

The more that is uncovered and talked about the secret video of Romney’s mega gaffe, the madder I get. It should make a lot of other folks angry as well and not just the “47 percent who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it.

You know who Mittens is talking about don’t you? He’s talking about you, the working class dog, the tired, the poor, the elderly, the huddled masses. You name it.

I have heard this notion for a couple of years now from the right wing that one doesn’t pay income taxes if they pay payroll taxes. That is just a big, fat lie. In the true sense, the payroll taxes that you and your employer pay are based on a percentage of income. Am I right? Well even if my logic is faulty, just listen to what I am saying for once.

For many of the years I have worked I have paid income taxes. True, my payroll taxes were deducted when I have had steady work. But guess what happened when I have had to fill in that line on the 1040 form that says: “Business Income (or loss?” ) Most years I have had to write a figure down — though often it was a small number — noting: “Rental real estate, royalties, partnerships, S corporations, trusts, etc. Attach Schedule E” For the past two years the “Pensions and annuities” blank on my form hasn’t stayed blank for long. Yes, I get a pension, a whopping, whole $1,400 a year. Don’t laugh, it keeps me in my weekly hamburger. It has been several years but I do have to pay income tax, actually pay income tax — in the Rush Limbaugh spirit — even though I have mostly paid payroll taxes most of my life. So am I in that list that doesn’t pay income tax, even when I actually have to pay income tax in addition to my payroll taxes? You see that isn’t in the sound bite Rush, or Hannity or even Romney gives.

It just irritates me to no end that the man who wants to be president of all the people, not just the rich Republican ones, raises money by going on a verbal jihad against anyone who receives any and all types of government benefits. As I’ve said before, I don’t recall ever seeing Romney’s ass in uniform serving his country. No offense to the VA, but if I could afford insurance and could afford to see doctors who did not work in one way or the other for the Department of Veterans Affairs (or go to real doctors for that matter, my primary care giver at the VA is a physician’s assistant,) I would not have to fight for treatment at the VA. Like right now, I misplaced a box of glucose test strips and the VA is insistent that I can’t have any more until December.

If Mittens thinks the 47 percent who have written him off are all slackers looking for a handout, then I think he should just take himself out of the race right now. He is totally delusional. Here is something else. If you receive government benefits — Social Security, a military or government pension or both, and/or health assistance from the government — Romney is talking about you. You might be the biggest Romney fan on your block or in your fair city. But Romney could care less about you. You are being duped by Mittens and the Republican propaganda machine.

I would say that if you blindly follow Mitt Romney that you get what you deserve. The problem is I don’t feel as if I should get what you deserve.


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