Victimized By The Government - Leave The Drama To Your Mama

The Signs Are There

Poor victims, poor, poor victims. Life has dealt them a different hand from those who are willing to pull themselves up by their bootstraps. I have to reflect on the Occupy Wall Street Movement who claims they are the 99%. No, not really. Better classified by the 47% bracket. I have a problem myself with the 47%, some say it's 49 or 51%, who pay no income tax in support of this nation. They have no problem putting their paws out to be filled with government goodies, they use the roads and bridges that the rest of us built and in some cases breed generation after generation of welfare recipients who would never give a thought to working. Blast Romney if you care to but what he said, and a pathetic site like Mother Jones wants to make a scene about, is spot on and the truth.

Looking at the polls right now Romney is absolutely right. Right around 47% of Americans want the government to be there Nanny. Obama wants you to let him continue to be your Nanny and build his dream dependency state. Obama has the unusual title of being known as The Food Stamp President. Deny it if you want but food stamps are up to 47 million recipients. Coincidental? It has to be. Under Team Obama the Agriculture Department has been advertising and promoting food stamps hooking more people on this huge entitlement program. They'll even throw in a free cell phone when you sign up.

Before we listen to exactly what Romney said when addressing a Florida fund raiser crowd, lets listen to Peggy Joseph and exactly what kind of person Romney knows he will never be capable of penetrate her pea sized brain in the voting booth.

They Walk Among Us...If I Help Him, He's Gonna Help Me?

Those are the type of people that Romney was referencing. It's called the entitlement crowd and all of us probably know some of them. Many of us may, in fact, be related a few of them and maybe even some who are reading these words are them. What Romney is referring to was our nation moving toward economic dependency (Who's your Nanny?) and away form economic indpendence where you do for yourself. Many, maybe not all but many, of Obama supporters do see themselves as victims. They slurp down that Obama-Aid about redistribution of wealth because they feel that they are the underdog and don't have the same fair shake the rest of us have. Maybe it's because we're willing to bust a hump and do what has to be done rather than want someone else to "build it for us."

Obama talks about "fairness" while failing to mention those 47% who pay not a cent of income tax to help support this nation. Fairness seems to be one sided in Obamaville. Why should anyone expect to reap the fruits of another's labor without toiling like the provider of the fruit? Yeah, Obama's gonna pay your mortgage and buy your gas. What a crock of horse crap that is.

So here's what Romney said to that fund raiser crowd and the fact is that what he said is true. Maybe not put the most eloquent way but being politically incorrect myself I have to praise his honesty.

What the Lames Stream Media leaves out of the discourse is the fact that Obama believes, and has believed, in the redistribution of wealth. He had that exchange with Joe the Plumber in Ohio back in 2008. Let there be no doubt that Obama is a believer. I keep encouraging every one who is a citizen of the nation to go see the documentary 2016, Obama's America. The redistribution of wealth is NOT a new concept that Obama invented. It was a principle advocated by Karl Marx. Karl termed it this way and this is exactly what Barack Hussein Obama believes, "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.” Straight up Marxist rhetoric.

Listen to this clip form 1998 in his own words.

The Roots Of Obama...

I'm known as a "facts guy" so lets talk facts, not rose colored lens stuff. 47% of "tax-filers" pay no income tax. Nothing in that sentence said Americans, it refers to tax filers. So why is that anyone who files a tax return pays zero (not a dime) in income taxes and often gets back more than they put in? Bottom line? That allows 47% of tax filers to have no a skinny penny invested in the federal government at income tax time. The argument would be that they pay payroll taxes such as social security and medicare. Save it because that isn't income tax and is not meant to fund the government, though the government has been dipping into that kitty to fund their largesse.

Much of that abuse is built into the tax system in the form of tax credits, the earned income credit (a biggie for the entitlement crowd), exemptions and so forth and so on. That's why many of us hire a CPA to do our taxes, but we still pay taxes. The flip side is are the crowd Romney alludes to. Remember Peggy Joseph above? I guarantee you that she is a "professional victim." She also fits the free loader profile who believe that we owe her something and the federal government's role is to be your Nanny. Read the US Constitution for Pete's sake.

So in reality, that thing the far left wants to avoid, who picks up the load for the 47%? Who is pulling the wagon and who is taking the free ride?

Lest The Press Forgets...

Why is what Romney said controversial at all? Does the truth sting that much? Is the truth that controversial? We just need to look at the way this nation is heading with these career, pick pocket politicians leading the charge. We are looking at The Nanny State. The government is spending about a trillion dollars a year in means tested entitlement type welfare. Fact check that one if you care to. That does not include social security and medicare which are contributory and not meant to be classified as entitlements in the first place.

So the Lame Stream Media is going to latch onto another diversion to deflect attention from the main issues of this election. Those would be the national debt, continued high unemployment without an end in sight with Keynesian economists calling the shots, poverty and welfare on the rise, and an out of control federal government. I find this latest distraction npot a distraction at all and a subject Romney needs to keep hammering away at:

THERE IS NO FREE LUNCH!

"Like" it, "Tweet" it, you just can't beat it. Spread the word...

As Always,

The Frog Prince

FOOTNOTE: Since publishing this "Mother Jones admits that it has no full tape of what Romney said, and that its video is missing "one to two minutes" at the most important moment." Imagine that! A far left wing trash rag practicing selective editing? And the Lame Stream Media slurping up the koolaid like the lap dogs they are.

Remember In November!

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tsadjatko 4 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

Actually I don't think the number is 47% who will vote for Obama and big government because I think the polls are weighted to Obama's advantage to make them appear close and polls asking people if they think they are entitled to government handouts put the number at 40%. I know many people who do not pay income taxes because they are on disability or retired and on social security and would never vote for Obama so that 47% number contains a lot of people who understand the choice we have to make and are against Obama's policies..but 40% or 47% the point is we are heading higher and higher than any time in history and it is a certainty that if Obama is reelected we will go well over 50%! It has been said and is not hard to comprehend that once the majority realizes it cannot be stopped from voting to be given money from the treasury the end of a democratic republic is at hand.


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

tsadjatko - The Lame Stream Media has taken the 47% a bit out of context. What Romney was referring to was the percentage of tax filers who pay no income tax. That is a true statistic. He was also referring to the entitlement crowd. Your last statement is as true as true can be. The Democratic Party, in the person of Obama, wants that base of people to expand. They want them to believe that there is a free lunch. There isn't and never will be.

TFP


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gmwilliams 4 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

Great hub, Frog. There are too many pissants around. My advice: Man or Woman Up, face Your responsibiities! Excellent, man. Love Your Hubs!


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breakfastpop 4 years ago

Terrific hub. I wrote about this very thing for tomorrow because I have to leave early in the morning. We are always on the same page, but that is a source of comfort to me. Up, interesting, useful and awesome.


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

BPOP - Missed ya the last couple of days. Must be busy!

TFP


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forlanda 4 years ago from US of A

Good hub Frog. I've noticed what you and others are noticing as well. The mainstream media is doing all it can to make sure Obama wins this coming November. Obama is running and making promises like he's not the incumbent president, and the press has its target set on Romney, looking for any gaffe or misstep along the way.


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

forlanda - Just a repeat of their lack of journalistic integrity displayed during the 2008 campaign.


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34th Bomb Group 4 years ago from Western New York State

Another great Hub, Your Highness!

Being partially dependent on the Federal government, as you know, to live, I think that those of us who are should kick some back to the pot ONLY if it goes to reduce the deficit.

I have pension and other income on which I pay Income Tax (which I think sucks considering the amount - but those are the rules and I follow the rules.)

I also am only getting my own money back - still. I paid a heck of a lot of income tax since I was 16 years old. I still haven't gotten back what I've paid in. One year I paid $67,000 in Capital GAINS!! (I did not like that.) That wasn't the only time either.

One might think I'm now sitting pretty having earned so much, but the past 12 years have eaten up any savings I once had.

I guess I'm saying I do depend on the government, but I'm not in the 47 per cent.

And I hate the fact that I do. HATE IT!!!!!


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

34th - I'm a bit more compassionate than people might believe. Romney is also if you look at the amounts he contributes to charity. There are times that get hard for all of us. That is when assistance should be there. What we are seeing too often is "professional victims" who bleed entitlements and milk the federal coffers like a cow. Those are the folks I believe that Romney was talking about - not legits.

The choices this time around are a key turning point for our country. That is what needs to sink into people's thick skulls. A big socialistic federal government or a smaller limited government that the founders framed in the US Constitution. The "what's in it for me" mentality needs to take a back seat before we go over the fiscal cliff trying to be everything to everybody.

Tax reform is sorely needed. No one seems to be talking about that anymore. Everyone needs to be pulling the wagon, not just half of us.

The Frog


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34th Bomb Group 4 years ago from Western New York State

I agree FP!


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Angela Blair 4 years ago from Central Texas

Good one, Frog -- and yes, we all need to be pulling the wagon -- which is becoming more and more difficult as it's filled with the "gimme" folks and getting heavier by the day. Best/Sis


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34th Bomb Group 4 years ago from Western New York State

Having put a bunch of the same put upon victimized persons in State Prison over the years - I saw/see that attitude every day. I refer to it as "sitting on the porch with their 40 ouncer while their kids run in the street." Somehow they always come up with the money for drugs, cigarettes and beer. I must be doing something wrong.

I KNOW WHAT IT IS!! I PAY MY BILLS!! I DON'T BORROW MONEY EITHER!!


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gmwilliams 4 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

To Frog and 34th Bomb, I totally concur with both your premises. Not only in the general society but in some of the forums. If you state the bootstrap philosophy, you are crucified. Well, my attitude is BITE ME! While I believe that there are deserving poor such as the physically and mentally disabled, children, teens, and the elderly, those who are able and mentally abled bodied adults should be able to pull themselves up by their own bootstraps. There is no excuse for the latter!


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34th Bomb Group 4 years ago from Western New York State

Agreed again!


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

gmwilliams - My work sometimes requires me to go into neighborhoods where most people don't generally get to go. It's a real eye opener when I do.

The Frog


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas

If the American taxpayer has not been a "victim" post 2008, I do not know what you would call it. Far too much money has gone out the door in the name of entitlement and on the false promise of jobs and economic expansion....all for nothing. There is a fine line between a victim and a foolish mind in love with a utopian concept....the latter creates their own misery. ~WB


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34th Bomb Group 4 years ago from Western New York State

FP - I'll never forget the first time my partner and I went into a home to ask the resident some questions (that old "we're from the D.A.'s Office and we're here to help you b.s.).

We were offered a seat and I was halfway down into one when I was yanked up by Jerry who'd grabbed me under the arm. I didn't know what the heck he was doing but continued to stand.

After we left I'm letting him have it - he worked for ME, etc. - and he broke in with one word "cockroaches." I never EVER sat down in any other home I'd entered for that purposes. Cockroaches! Eeeeeeeeew!


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States

This is a great hub and so right on target. I don't believe the polls and the fact that Obama has the bulk of the media on his side skews all the news so ratings are to be questioned. How convenient that some of the video is missing??

We are some of those people who pay little tax due to having a husband who had a stroke at 59. We have a lovely paid for home, enough money to meet our needs and certainly don't get any handouts, but never would we vote for Obama. I suspect there are more people out there just like us that are not included in those numbers.


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

You know I'm with you on this. I met a "lady" the other night trying to make a scrap book for her son. We got to talking and she went off, big time, about how the government owes her internet. Her son's teacher emails her. The government says her son's education is free and since she needs internet to communicate with his teacher they should provide it to her at no charge because hers is too slow! I wanted to slap her. She really believed it. It's crazy the way half the country thinks the other half just owes them a living. God help us. I, for one, greatly appreciate how you have the stones to point it out! Go Frog!


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TheGroundsquirrel 4 years ago

George Orwell once said "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act."


Stu 4 years ago

When the you know what hits the fan, and Congress will finally be forced to deal with the fiscal situation to avert monetizing to the point that the dollar completely collapses, the 47% are going to be in for a rude shock. There is alot more than simple greed here. Living off other peoples' money has become an assumed, natural part of living for them, like breathing air rather than water. It's become for them an autonomic reflex. I really think many of them think they are "above working," as if that's only for fools who are stupid enough to work and support them. I wonder what answer I'd get from them if I suggested we all be "smart." I bet they couldn't figure out there'd be nothing to buy, no matter how much "Ponderosa scrip" they get. They would probably say "hey, now you're catching on." This nation has gone completely nuts.

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