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.