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Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/09/18/mitt-romney-gets-it-right/#ixzz26uxw7GZ4 There is no sin greater in a presidential race than telling the
truth. Romney is being excoriated for accurately describing the
situation in America today. Here are the stats:
*49% of all Americans pay no fed income tax
*47% receive a check from the government of which more than half are
means tested welfare checks (Medicaid, welfare, food stamps, etc.)
*36% of all Americans of working age are either not working or looking for work.
We must remember, however, that a great many of those who receive
checks from the government have earned them. Some by their taxes over
the years to Social Security and Medicare and others by paying a deeper
price by service to their country.
The benefits Romney was talking about are means tested benefits,
distributed based on income. All together 100 million Americans receive
such benefits (out of a total population of 308 million), these benefits
include welfare, food stamps, Section 8 housing, Medicaid and other
Generalities are always unjust. And painting with broad strokes will
do many individuals an injustice. But the fact remains that our
electorate is basically bifurcated into those who pay taxes and those
who receive benefits.
The danger comes not with the benefit but with the sense of
entitlement. Why do so many people feel Romney will be better at
improving the economy and yet still plan to vote for Obama? The answer
is that they care more about preserving their entitlements than about
improving the economy. They have come to rely on political action more
than economic growth as the key to their solvency.
Did Romney err in telling it like it is? It would have been better if
he had made a forthright, factual statement on the issue. It looks bad
for these unpleasant facts to come out in a "gotcha" moment at a
videotaped private event. But the fact remains that an Obama reelection
would turn the tide psychologically in America from the land of upward
mobility through hard work and initiative and toward a country akin to
Greece: dependent on government aid in the form of a subsidy and
By stating this fundamental truth, albeit off the record, Romney has
done a service for which he should be praised not excoriated. It all
boils down to what John Kennedy said: There are those who ask what their
country can do for you, and those who ask what you can do for your
country. Dick Morris is a Fox News contributor and author. His latest book is "Screwed!: How Foreign Countries Are Ripping America Off and Plundering Our Economy-and How Our Leaders Help Them Do It." Visit his website: www.dickmorris.com and follow him on Twitter@dickmorris.