Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Dear Mr. Romney,

We heard you tell us that the mortgage foreclosure process should be allowed to "run its course" until we "hit the bottom"and that the automobile industry was not worthy of being resuscitated. We realize your economic plan could result in 13 million fewer people being eligible to receive food stamps, that your position on Medicare could eventually lead to an out of pocket premium of up to $6400 per year for equivalent coverage to what is now provided and that by 2021 if your policies are enacted there would be between 14 and 27 million fewer people receiving Medicaid. We know you believe employment is there for anyone who would just stop relying on welfare.

It is perfectly clear from all your pronouncements, how you feel about all those who trust in government to sustain them through the tough times, to allow them even the most meager of existences. We know that the poor, the unemployed, the disabled, the elderly, and the children who count on compassionate and benevolent leadership would not have a friend in the White House if you were elected. But we never thought you would be so frank in your assessment of the 47%.

To steal from a phrase that was born a year ago, we are the 47%. We are Democrats, and we are many more than you have counted. We are all who believe that America is not about giving tax breaks to the wealthiest, or running a business whose primary goal is to enrich the few and let the rest falter. We are people who believe that a plan that will bring 30 million additional people health coverage is a good and moral thing, an obligation not a burden for our country. We are the ones who don't place $10,000 bets and who don't have our money sheltered in overseas accounts. We are the people who don't have write offs for our horses or friends who are Nascar owners. We don't have elevators for our cars.

We have seen behind the curtain Mr. Romney, and what is there is something very ugly and small. We, whether rich or poor, young or old, black or white,  find reprehensible what you had to say about the 47%. We, Mr. Romney are much more than just 47%. We are Democrats and we are going to make certain that your vision for our country never becomes reality.


Anonymous said...

Amen, Robert! And you were awake so early to post this letter...fears that Romney will buy this election keep me up at night.

Anonymous said...

Bravo! Avante Marche!