At a fundraiser, Mitt Romney claimed 47 percent of Americans are "dependent on government . . . believe they are victims . . . believe they are entitled to healthcare, to food, to housing, to you name it."
Ten percent of what Mr. Romney would call "moochers" are Americans on Social Security. Unlike Mr. Romney, they paid into that system. They expect and deserve their benefits.
While Mr. Romney says the 47 percent pay no income taxes, he ignores the payroll taxes the 47 percent pay, the sales taxes, property taxes, state taxes, etc., which in agregate means the 47 percent pay a greater percentage of their income in taxes than Mitt Romney and his multi-millionaire friends do.
In fact, it is Mr. Romney who is today's corporate "Welfare Queen." He has $250 million in large part thanks to our government's generosity toward multi-millionaires. Our government gives him a 15 percent tax rate and carried interest. None of the 47 percent he deems "losers" gets those government giveaways. We don't have Swiss bank accounts or yachts registered in the Cayman Islands to help us avoid paying our taxes.
I've worked 50 years, and paid my way -- all the way. Working men and women who work full-time -- sometimes at two jobs with low pay -- and senior citizens are not moochers, deadbeats or parasites. We pay more in taxes as a percentage of our income than Romney and friends do by far.
We are not what's wrong with America today, Mr. Romney. You and those out to crush what's left of the middle class are what is wrong with America.
You and "our" Congressman, Duncan Hunter II (who is totally dependent on government for his survival) can say that a corporation is a person, so you both can continue to rake in the money you didn't work for, but real people who must fight every day to take care of their families will not tolerate either of you as our representatives, either in Washington or the world.
The people -- senior citizens, working men and women, students, women who demand they will control their own healthcare decisions, all people against "permanent war" and for rebuilding this nation -- will have the final voice. They will be the "deciders," and you both won't like their decision.
I am David Secor and I am a candidate for Congress to represent the people -- from Temecula to Jamul, from Fallbrook, San Marcos, Escondido to Borrego Springs, from Valley Center, Pauma Valley, Ramona to Julian, from Rancho San Diego to Rainbow. It's time to end the 32-year Hunter dynasty and overthrow Duncan Hunter II on November 6th. The People will have me, their own lobbyist, in Washington. And my vote in Congress is simply NOT FOR SALE.