The world splits nicely into two political classes. Ask Mitt Romney.
In one live the Americans. They are producers, they are job makers, they are wealth creators, they are hard working and responsible. They care about their own lives.
And in the other live the Obama voters.
“. . there are 47 percent who are with him, 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. That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what…These are people who pay no income tax.”
They are moochers, they are parasites, they are grasping and greedy. They are the people who pay no income taxes. As if that should be possible in a fair and decent world, and what else is there to know?
Funny you should ask. You should know why it is that some people pay no taxes.
. . Congress has repeatedly used the income tax to encourage or subsidize specific activities. We subsidize kids with the child credit, college attendance with multiple higher education credits, retirement with all sorts of tax-favored savings plans, work with the earned income credit, and child care with, you guessed it, the childcare credit.
That’s how someone who would normally pay taxes ends up paying none. It happens with lower-income drug dealers and porn princesses after the tenement rugrats — whose really? who knows? — cry out for nanny-coddler care or a Berkeley indoctrination. Suddenly their tax burdens go from “Patricia Nixon” to “Honey Boo-Boo.” And when the Army veteran whiners choose to put away a bit of their usual cigarette money for retirement, in hopes of getting in a little post-PTSD staring at sunsets somewhere, their taxes go from “Operation Desert Storm” to “Al Qaeda.”
No one could ever call the Republican candidate a freeloader. He never shirks, kiddo. Nothing demonstrates Mitt Romney’s dogmatic love of country like the way he avoids Cayman tax shelters, Swiss dodges and fed-bamboozling deductions with a fervor that can only be described as wildly patriotic.