Romney Voter: I’m in the 47%

CALLER: I’m in the 47%, and I am not offended. I support Romney —

RUSH: Wait a second. Wait a second. Wait a second. You are admitting to being in the 47%. How do you know? What is it about you that makes you in the 47%?

CALLER: Well, it is a little hard to figure out, but my husband and I both work, and with us both working we earn a total of about $80,000 a year. We are not dependent on the government. So Romney got that slightly wrong even though I support him, but with earning about $80,000 a year, six children with all of our deductions and our mortgage home deduction, we pay in the taxes, but at the end of the year the federal government sends them back to us.

RUSH: Yep, there you go, earned income tax credit.

CALLER: Yes. So I’m calling to say I am the 47%.

RUSH: Right, okay.

CALLER: I am not offended by what Romney said. I’m a conservative and I support him, but he misspoke just slightly because a lot of us pay in our taxes, but the federal government kicks them all back to us, and we’re not all dependent on the government. We take our $6,000 tax return every year, and we use it for vacation money because we trust Mickey Mouse more than we trust this administration to create jobs and stimulate the economy. This administration can send it to Solyndra, foreign countries we don’t agree with —

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