Who said the following?
”Forty-seven percent of people today don’t pay any taxes. So let’s have a fair tax code where everybody pays their taxes.”
Answer: Linda McMahon on a local station last year.
But wait a minute; didn’t she just denounce Mitt Romney for criticizing the “47- percenters”, saying, “I couldn’t disagree more.” Didn't she just say most of them want to work, but Obama has failed to create jobs for them?
Linda McMahon can run, but she can’t hide… unless we allow her to pull the wool over our eyes. She doesn’t want us to know what she really plans to do if she is elected to the U.S. Senate. She is in the 1 percent and is for the “1-percenters” and wants a government by the 1-percenters and for the 1-percenters.
Who make up the 47% that Linda McMahon feels should be paying their fair share? Which people comprise the 47% who Mitt Romney believes expect to be taken care of?
In the most recent Forbes magazine, Howard Gleckman writes that the 47% include people who work 50 hours 6 days a week as home health aides. The total salary is too low to require her to pay taxes.
The 47% include college students who work 10 to 15 hours weekly. It includes elderly who worked all their lives and paid for the Social Security which they rely on to survive. It includes those in the military on active duty.
During her failed run against Senator Blumenthal, McMahon refused to support a middle class tax cut unless her 1-percenters also got a tax cut. When she talks about how we must stimulate the economy, she means giving tax cuts to those like herself, millionaires and billionaires. But those who struggle? Tax them.
Think about how many ways she is similar to Mitt Romney. It is truly frightening when a person who so badly wants to be our senator will say anything about her rival, Chris Murphy, and against the presidential candidate of her own party - even when she agrees with him; and why?
Can it possibly be obtain our votes, gain a seat in the United States Senate, and then violate the trust we placed in her words?