Romney owes Americans an apology: We all pay Sales taxes, cell phone taxes, gasoline taxes, liquor taxes and etc.Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
Are you outraged with Mitt Romney’s utter disregard for 47% of the American population?
It sounds like Romney doesn’t think 47% of the American population isn’t taxed enough.
Now let’s talk about the 47% Romney is basically lambasting. Does this include military soldiers since many of them do not fit into the class he is seeking? Indeed the unintended consequence of Romney’s 47% remark reveals economic hardship reality of our troops, young families & seniors.
Particularly when every American I know pays up the wazoo in taxes albeit gasoline, in some cases food, clothing, liquor, tires, tobacco and the list goes on and on.
Let’s take gasonline taxes for instance. Did you know Americans pay an average of 48.8 cents per gallon in taxes? Almost 50 cents per gallon, folks.
Below is an interactive map that will give you an idea with regard to all the gas taxes going into the revenue system.
It appears Romney is simply out of touch with the ordinary American and the tax burdens we are already overloaded with.
It doesn’t stop with gasoline taxes in which almost every American depends upon in order to get to and from work. Look at the alcohol tax revenue, Sales Tax Holidays, Tobacco Tax Revenue, State General Taxes on items such as clothing and household needs, and the tax list can go on and on.
Should Mitt Romney discount the 47% of the American population since every American pays taxes in some way or form?
Does Romney’s elitist views include only a certain class of people and shouldn’t every single American who pays into any type of tax department be treated the same?
After all, at its core, the Boston Tea Party was a conflict over taxation. You may have heard the phrase “taxation without representation,” which developed in this era. Unlike their British brethren, the people living in the 13 colonies did not have direct representatives in the British parliament. Because of that, the colonists had no way to vote for how they would be taxed or who would represent them. And because of this lack of representation, the British government was free to tax the colonists in any way — and for any amount — that it saw fit. With no way to fight taxation and no way to claim their rights, many colonists feared that their property could be taken away through debilitating taxes.
Fact is, Romney’s slam against 47% of the American population seems to be pretty damning and it shows his utter disregard for a much needed “unity” message we are all thirsty for. It is unfortunate that Romney has shown no concern for the approximate “other half” of Americans. This is highly unfortunate and Mitt Romney owes Americans an apology.