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This probably doesn't count as a diary but I am starting to hear from my conservative friends that the only reason President Obama will win re-election (and he will win re-election) is because people who are dependent on the government (aka "takers") outnumber the people willing to work to provide for themselves (aka "makers"). That's BS so I put together this image to prove it.  Thought some of you might like to use it with your own misguided friends.

Let me make it absolutely clear that I reject the "makers" and "takers" labels. I know people who don't earn enough to pay federal income taxes pay other taxes. I also know that in many instances they contribute more to our country than most millionaires and billionaires.  I know Mitt Romney's "47%" is comprised of people like senior citizens who paid taxes all their lives and soldiers who are risking their lives on our behalf.  

Update: A couple of people have asked how the percentage of so-called "takers" is 47% when no state on the map shows a percentage that high. For the answer, please see - and recommend - T Maysle's comment below.  Basically it has to do with the difference between percentage of population and percentage of people who file taxes.

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