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Republicans to 47% - You are "parasites"

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These are possibly the most cruel and offensive words by a candidate's surrogate in any election that I can recall.
There are makers and takers, there are producers and there are parasites," she said. "Americans can distinguish between those who have produced and paid in through no fault of their own and because of Obama's horrible polices who cannot get a job or are underemployed. That's what the campaign is about. Crooks & Liars
Conservative commentator Mary Matalin hailed Mitt Romney's "47 percent" line on CNN as good news for Republicans.

Who are the 47%?

About half of those folks are basically exempt from federal income taxes because they are low-income and also may have large families, according to the Tax Policy Center, a project of the Urban Institute and Brookings Institution.
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The other half are exempted because of other provisions in the tax code, including seniors who live off Social Security or people who were able to zero out their federal income tax liability with itemized deductions such as charitable donations, or tax code features such as the child tax credit. Life Inc on Today
So when to Mitt and Mary and all the rest of the callous, uninformed elitists apologize? Never! We are nothing to them. They just need enough of us to swallow their fear tactics of divide and conquer and they'll implement the final beat down on the citizens of this country.  
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(Or you can set your preferences to show all comments, always) by Ned Lud on Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012 at 11:32:13 AM
take a minute to read the article at the link that... by Mark Adams JD/MBA on Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012 at 2:38:39 PM
Does GE, for example, have a sense of entitlement?... by James Granger on Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012 at 2:53:17 PM
In the 1980s, GE led the lobbying consortium that ... by Richard Pietrasz on Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012 at 4:15:50 PM
I have to challenge the notion that 47% of the "pa... by Sister Begonia on Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012 at 4:03:47 PM
The real base of the major parties is not found am... by Richard Pietrasz on Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012 at 5:52:09 PM
always project on to others what they themselves a... by intotheabyss on Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012 at 8:10:02 PM
@Nark Adams:   Thanks Mark and thank you fo... by Ned Lud on Thursday, Sep 20, 2012 at 6:32:54 AM
that from year to year, the much disparaged 47% pa... by John Sanchez Jr. on Thursday, Sep 20, 2012 at 6:52:20 AM
Dear Mitt Romney,  I didn't pay income taxes ... by Lynda Martin on Thursday, Sep 20, 2012 at 8:56:19 AM
I'm in pretty good health -- touch wood -- which i... by Lynda Martin on Thursday, Sep 20, 2012 at 8:57:19 AM
I understand where you are coming from.  My f... by Richard Pietrasz on Thursday, Sep 20, 2012 at 1:55:05 PM