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Tue Sep 18, 2012, 09:36 PM

"Mitt Romney's 47 Percent Disproportionately Live In Republican States"

Mitt Romney's 47 Percent Disproportionately Live In Republican States

by Brett LoGiurato at Business Insider



In leaked comments from a private fundraiser that have caused quite the stir over the past 18 hours, Mitt Romney perpetuates the popular conservative meme that 47 percent of Americans do not pay any income tax.

Here's what Romney said in the footage published Monday by the liberal magazine Mother Jones:

"All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent on government, who believe 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's an entitlement. And that government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what…These are people who pay no income tax."

The surprising thing about Romney's statement, though, is where the non-income tax filers live. They come from a surprisingly red base.


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Tue Sep 18, 2012, 09:37 PM

1. I would assumer many non tax payers in the South vote God, gays & guns and vote

republican. The 47% who don't pay income tax and the 47% who vote Obama are not exactly the same people. I wonder how many people who work at Wallmart don't pay taxes because they are not paid enough.

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