Yesterday, I listened to Romney's speech at a fund raising event held by Mark Leder. I just wanted to slap the taste of arrogance right out of his self-serving mouth. Here is the link to the full transcript:
First, let me tell you being Mexican is no joke in America. My husband has to work harder (actual labor) to support his family than I did serving my country. Our adult sons labor at jobs well below their intellect since, here in Texas we only have menial hand-to-mouth jobs to offer in our area or jobs out in the dangerous oil and gas field industry. Our sons took jobs making $9 an hour when unemployment would have paid them more. We are all living together under a single roof because $9 an hour does not support a single person let alone a family needing food, transportation, housing, and child care. While this is a blessing to be together it also adds to sterotypical multi-generational close knit hispanic homes.
Hubby and I are going on 17 years of raising children in a society who feels it is okay to disparge immigrants because it makes the situation of racial bias comical. Hell,,,,,, even my own mother has uttered horrible racists comments about the myth of 'lazy mexican' to me. This 'only kidding' comment of his is maddening because he is basically saying President Obama was elected by minority voters because he is a black man. What a load of bullshit. I am sure there were voters who did vote for him to CHANGE the tide of HOPELESSNESS for those living in the fringes of the 'eeking by' in this economy.
For another thing Romney the jackass does not acknowledge is even the poor pays taxes and usually up front in the form of: sales tax, federal withholding for social security & disability, gas tax, plus others forms of taxation I may have forgotten. Hell even those paying rent are paying for school tax just it goes in a lump sum to property owners who in turn pay property tax. No one but the wealthy can afford to ask for an extension to 'jury rig' our federal taxes or defer payment until another year.
How is Mr. Romney any different by taking 'Capital Gains' as income than say the elderly who paid into the systems for 50 years and is living on less than 14K a year? Seniors still pay taxes just like everyone else. Those who are on disability usually have a pretty damned good reasons for getting the stipend to help meet their financial needs. For example, our 21 year old daughter who had a stroke on her 13th birthday and has had medical issues since. Trust me, that $400 a month helps but does not meet all her needs under her mothers roof.
AM I TOO A VICTIM dependant on government 'handouts?' Because I take a retirement check after serving my country for twenty years. That is a bunch of bullshit to me as well. While I am a staunch 'work for what you want and need' advocate. I in good faith could never vote for the GOP this go around.
Voting for Romney
pissed off Independent used to be Republican