Quote of the Day: “First of all, let’s not forget that four years ago, well after Romneycare was put into place, four years ago you not only endorsed me, you went on Laura Ingraham and said, ‘this is the guy who is really conservative and we can trust him.’ Let’s not forget that you said that,” Mitt Romney said to Rick Santorum at tonight’s debate in Arizona after the former Penn. Senator questioned the former Governor’s conservative credentials. — GOP Debates, Mesa, AZ, February 22, 2011.
Romney finally admits he isn’t a conservative. Else, why would he attack Santorum’s conservative credentials by attacking Santorum’s endorsement of Mitt Romney in the 2008 campaign? Only if you think that Santorum was endorsing Romney’s non-conservatism.
In either case, I don’t see how Romney can win that particular argument.
Half of the people in the U.S. didn’t pay any income tax last year. Well, make that almost half, 49.5% according to reports. These are the folks dependent on government either through the various welfare programs or through the “Earned Income Tax Credit.” I’ve heard one description of the Earned Income tax scheme as the Negative Income Tax. The Negative Income Tax is were the government pays you for not working. Oh! Wait! That’s welfare isn’t it?
151.7m people – 49.5% of the U.S. population – paid no federal income tax in 2009, figures show
By Daily Mail Reporter Last updated at 11:21 PM on 22nd February 2012Only half of U.S. citizens pay federal income tax, according to the latest available figures.In 2009, just 50.5 per cent of Americans paid any income tax to the federal government – the lowest proportion in at least half a century.And the number of people outside the tax system could have climbed even higher since as the economic downturn has continued to bite and unemployment has remained high.