I’m not a “victim” by Granny
September 20, 2012
During that infamous video inside the home of a Boca Raton wealthy supporter, Mitt Romney declared that 47% of Americans expect ”entitlements” from the government or are living off entitlements. He babbled on to label those people as Americans who “pay no taxes.”
Oh my…..Am I one of those ’47% Victims’?
Every month I receive a Social Security and pension check. After 40 plus years in the work force, dumping taxed money from my salary into my Social Security account, I figure I earned my retirement. Unbeknownst to the Mitt, I still pay taxes: Taxes are deducted from the pension I contributed to during my 20 years at my last job. I also opted to have the minimal deduction taken out of my Social Security check. Then there’s the annual school tax, county tax, and local tax that I must pay. When I purchase goods and services, taxes always show up at the bottom of those receipts. No free pass here.
I own one home. Not a second, third, fourth, or fifth home sitting some place across America or in a country located some place beyond America. My savings and checking account reside in one local bank. I own no stock, or enjoy any kind of capital gains or am wealthy enough to hide my money in a foreign land that would allow me the privilege of cheating on America: Paying No USA Taxes.
Who’s fooling who? There are putrid odors of exclusivity, intolerance and ignorance spewing out of the Romney campaign. The outcome of this will only bring more divisiveness within our Nation.
I’m not a “victim” and I refuse to be labeled as such.
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