Mitt Romney has decided that 47 percent of Americans are freeloaders (aka bums, leeches, mooches). But what he has been less clear about is who these government bloodsuckers are. How does one really define a "freeloader"?
From the rich man himself:
There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president noNow if you were to define
matter what. All right, 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. ... [M]y job is not to worry about those
people. I'll never convince them they should take personal
responsibility and care for their lives.
"freeloading" as just "people who plan to vote for Obama," then you have at least
two ways to spot these so-called politically active deadbeats:
election results, 61 percent of California voters were "freeloaders." That's
8,274,473 Californians who chose "loading freely" at the voting booth.
polls for the 2012 election, about 57 percent of Golden State voters, or
about 7.73 million people, are (currently) planning to freeload the president into a second term. That number is, coincidentally, similar to the percentage of sales of the "Obama Pooper," which will crap out candy as it walks across your desk. That, of course, is what we would call a literal free load.
the Washington Post's helpful graphic points out, Romney was referencing
a Tax Policy Center study with his "47 percent." Turns
out, it was only 18 percent who didn't pay income or payroll taxes, of which most were elderly or living below the income threshold. In California, that comes out
to 37 percent who are non-liability, non-federalist, rabble-rousing
tax-dodgers. (When you start accounting for things like income level and
retirement, though, that percentage dwindles to a freeloading
Now it's no secret that California loves its
government, so let's break down those "dependent upon government" into
various assistance programs:
are more -- many more -- but let's just say that 7.6 percent of
Californians are receiving assistance, which comes out to 2.86 million
emancipated containerizers who Romney will "never convince ... [to] take personal responsibility and care for their lives."
Suppose you're calling a freeloader someone "who believe[s] that they are
entitled to ... food," you could make the leap and assume that all
37,691,912 Californians think they should be allowed to eat.
There you have it: the real information you need before you head to the polls come November. Unfortunately, no figures were available that told us how many self-identifying Victim-Americans currently reside in California.
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