Mitt Romney Sabotages His Race By Saying Americans Think They’re Entitled To Food

Apparently Mitt Romney doesn’t realllly want to be our next president. Because if he did, he wouldn’t go around saying stupid things (even if they are caught on hidden camera) about half of Americans being a bunch of freeloaders who think they are “entitled” to food and healthcare, among other things.

Speaking off the record at a fundraiser , Romney was caught on hidden camera basically saying that half of us don’t take responsibility for our lives and expect the government to take care of us:

There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no 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.

Yeah, so half of us are not entitled to food? Are you kidding, Mitt? That’s easy for you to say as your multi-million dollar bank account (which added a measly $20.9 million last year) can afford you whatever the hell you want to eat every day. For the rest of us schmucks, food doesn’t always come so easily. In fact, one in five Americans don’t have enough money for groceries. But instead of sympathizing with those who have lost their jobs, can’t find work and are struggling to provide for their families–you think they are just a bunch of lazy freeloaders who think they are entitled to eat.

Same goes for health care. It’s estimated that 44 million Americans are uninsured. So what happens to them when they can’t afford the proper medications, doctor visits, treatments and surgeries? They forgo medical care and preventative visits, they go bankrupt trying to pay medical bills and they put their lives and their family’s lives at risk because they simply can’t afford insurance. And there’s a good chance they are one of the five Americans who also can’t afford enough food at the dinner table. There may be a lot of holes in Obamacare, but at least he is striving to eliminate this division that says only those who are wealthy are entitled to proper health care. Romney, on the other hand, is clearly trying to further that divide.

The final nail in his presidential coffin came when he added:

[M]y job is is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.

So long, Mitt.

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    • Carla Bronte

      I don’t know where this writer recieved her training but this piece looks like a Jr. High school student wrote it. And to top it off, it is totally as far forom the original quote as possible. Easy to see that it is written with the intent to smear Romney but if you read today’s Huff Post..(your leftist bible) you will see that Biden the blooper also agrees with the facts on middle class as does Obama….AND the Truth is that 47 per cent of people are on federal assistance and there is a majority who use it as a lifestyle. But oh thats OK with our President Barry…..he would rather you take time off get entitlements and not work! Dont worry the middle class has your back, always did and always will unless Romaney is elected!

    • Meg

      Another good source to understand the issue more thoroughly:

      http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2012/09/mitt-romney-and-taxes

      I should note that the Economist is considered a conservative news source, yet they are also finding discrepancies.

    • Lee Sinclair

      He’s a complete and utter idiot. But we already knew that. He’s a typical rich guy, out of touch with reality and greedy as hell.

    • Suzy G.

      Deborah, that may be the exact quote, but you are twisting what he meant. He means FREE food without working for it. But you know that. Please acknowledge that there really are people out there that spend their lives using government programs for food, housing, and health care. Being middle class myself, I KNOW that these programs are important and wonderful to those in need. I am happy to know my tax dollars go to help people. But I also know the system is abused. Romney was talking about those kinds of people. He NEVER said that “only half of us are entitled to food!” Now that is some real twisting. It’s amazing how ugly things have to get in this presidential race. Do we really need to villainize either candidate?