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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.

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