Everyone in the free world could hear the kathud as Mitt Romney shoved his foot directly into his pearly white teeth yesterday with his comment,

“There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. There are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that 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’s great Mitt, but let me pose a few questions back to you. Because it is hyperbole like this statement that has become a staple of politicians in recent years. It’s rhetoric plain and simple, made to undercut the incumbent and raise the ire of your base to distract them from the fact you have no real solution.

I would like to pose a few questions back to you…

  • How much have you paid in taxes in recent years? By your statement, we should all be kicking into the kitty. So why is it OK for the wealthiest of Americans to avoid taxes, but not the poorest?  I agree no one should get a free ride, but by the way you have lived your life and the way the Honey Boo Boos of the world live their lives, Essentially you are just displacing burden of keeping the lights on right back to the middle class again.
  • 47% really don’t want to work? Aren’t the elderly, children and the truly handicapped part of this number or did you weed them out of your figures. I don’t have the answer, but I think you don’t either.
  • Why don’t people want to work? Let’s assume you did weed out those that truly need assistance.  Let’s assume that 47% are people truly able to work. Why aren’t they working should be the question. Yes, some people are just lazy, that’s a fact. But might the fact that the jobs for uneducated Americans getting shipped offshore be a huge contributor to this number outside of just pure laziness.

Solutions Mitt, we all already know the problems.