There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. 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. And they will vote for this president no matter what…These are people who pay no income tax.
Well, hopefully, everyone who’s reading this knows about the recent “off-record” comments that Romney made to a group of donors at an event, which was as I believe unethically leaked out to the public. These comments caused a pretty big controversy, and has been on the minds of many people, unless you’re living in the US of course, where Romney has actually gained 6-7 points with the Middle class from the eve before the comments went public, till now.
It’s very interesting to see the inductive reasoning that Romney used to get to that conclusion, that 47% of Americans will vote for Obama no matter what. There are three basic facts that Romney assumes to be fact:
A) 47% of Americans rely on the US government to provide for their basic needs( Food, Housing, etc.)
B) Romney will cut funding to the programs that provide these benefits if he is elected President.
C) There are only two viable parties in the United States political system, the Republicans, and the Democrats.
From, these two facts, we and Romney can conclude, that being the maximizing people we are, the 47% of the people who depend on the US government to provide for their basic needs, will not vote for the candidate who will cut funding to those programs providing for their basic needs. And, because there are only 2 viable parties in the US, then obviously the 47% will vote for Obama.
Now, that we can see how Romney got to his general conclusion, he then used Abductive reasoning, to deduce that the 47% pay no income tax. Because, if the 47% of the general population depends on the government to survive, and all they do is “Take, Take, Take” are they logically in a position to give to the government? Romney’s answer is No, and therefore, the same 47% don’t pay income tax.
Now, I can’t fault Romney’s logic, nor his statement that 47% of the population rely on the government, and pay no income taxes, however he did skip over, for his own benefit, a some important facts. He failed to point out the fact that millions, and millions of people who constitute the 47% are either children who aren’t supposed be able to support themselves, or elderly people who have already paid their share of income tax already. So, therefore the 47% who are actually what Romney claims them to be are significantly smaller.