I'm one of the lucky ones: I've never needed direct government financial assistance. Although I do appreciate all the things government has given me. Like the public schools I attended. The roads on which I drive. Clean air and water. National defense. Little things like that.
I'm a taxpayer. Some years I pay a lot. And while I don't like subsidizing large corporations, and wish corporate welfare would end, there are other things I don't at all mind paying taxes to help finance. Like public schools, and roads, and clean air and water, and national defense. But there's something else I don't mind helping to finance.
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.I don't mind paying taxes so that people who otherwise couldn't afford it have health care and food and housing. I think they are entitled to it. Because they are human beings. And I think it's my responsiblity to help pay for it. Because I am my brothers' and sisters' keeper. It's an ethos. And Mitt Romney doesn't understand it.