Those in power are the true drains on society

Mitt Romney's 47% opinion should come as no surprise.

Dear editor,

Mainstream media has reported a “shocking” story about comments made by governor Mitt Romney at a recent campaign event. In his opinion, the 47 per cent of Americans who don’t pay income tax are “leeches”, and would probably be Obama supporters.

This is just a blunt and hurtful adaption of John F. Kennedy’s famous exhortation to “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country,” and the governor is probably correct in assuming that the people who don’t pay income tax will vote for his opponent this November.

Romney supporters will more likely include Wall Street investment bankers, hedge fund administrators, CEO’s of huge corporations, and other successful entrepreneurs who understand how the system works, and who (along with their legion of highly paid professionals) have taken “leeching” into a whole new dimension with taxpayer bailouts, quantitative easing, and an unlimited “debt ceiling”. These are the experts that can get people working and paying their dues — a little like pimps and drug lords.

One thing is certain in the coming election. Whichever party wins the presidency, the United States will get a government “of leeches, by leeches, and for leeches”. Ordinary working Americans will have to continue waiting for representation.

Blair Hamilton

Port Hardy

 

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