I am one of Romney’s 53% and I wish he would stop fighting for me September 20th, 2012

I have to vent for a minute because I’m just sick of this shit. I am one of Romney’s 53% that he is supposedly fighting for and I say the government should be taking more of my money. Why?

1. I believe in social safety nets. We should pay to make sure that our citizens are not bankrupted, made homeless or face untimely death as a result of things that should be considered routine in the modern world, including the treatment of health problems, getting an education, recovering from a mental illness, being caught on the wrong end of a business cycle, or growing old.

2. Trickle down is an overstated myth. We should be investing to go after the root causes of poverty, not hoping that a few extra dollars in my wallet is going to magically make more and better jobs appear. The only thing that those few extra dollars have ever made materialize is shoes or fancy clothes, which more than likely is causing that money to be sent overseas where it is being used to fix their problems with poverty. I would rather see more of it invested here at home with our own people to fix our fundamental problems.

3. We live in a first world country and there is absolutely no reason why we cannot seem to keep our basic infrastructure running and current.

4. The people I trust least in this world are the financiers and architects of our free market. They are not out for the public good, so why should they be the gatekeepers of it?

5. I’ve known a lot of people from a lot of walks of life, and I can honestly say that I have never met the freeloader that is the constant villain in neo-conservative rhetoric. I’m sure they are out there, but they are not the norm and are not the population that we should be turning our whole society upside down to eradicate through slow starvation and serfdom.

Sorry to vent. I am just so sick of this shit. We’re all in this together, and proper investment of our money for the public good, through the government institutions that manage it is essential for our prosperity and we should all be pulling for that. Some of us, for one reason or another, have more to pull with, and we should be pulling harder.

Romney, please stop trying to fight for me.

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