I'm confused as to whether I'm in Romney's 47 percent or 53 percent.
I've paid income tax, Social Security, and later Medicare since I was 16. I pay income tax on the pension and Social Security I'm receiving now.
I went to law school on the G.I. Bill, as I served during the war in Korea, went to public schools and universities, drive on public roads, have police and fire protection, and have the protection of the military, so does that makes me one of the freeloaders?
I don't have money in Swiss or Cayman Island banks, so I'm not the 1 percent. Five percent of government spending is for programs, including food stamps, children's lunches, housing subsidies for the poor, handicapped, and elderly, etc.
Far more goes for corporate subsidies, so just who are the real freeloaders benefitting from the redistribution of wealth?
The middle class, of course, who get tax deductions for their children, mortgage interest, charitable donations, and all the goodies I got. It's not 47 percent, we're the 99 percent.