Mitt, you have so much to learn about the country you love and want to lead. Let me see if I can help you down your path of discovery.
- Actually, each and every person on this earth is "... entitled to health care, food, and housing." Applying that to everyone on earth, that's my opinion. But at least for those who live in the US, it's settled law. It's the "life" part of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
- Even if this imaginary group - this mass of whining, irresponsible parasites - existed, rest assured, you and your fellows at that fundraiser would be the last folks on earth we would turn to for help. You aren't at any risk of misleading "dependent" people into thinking you would throw us a crumb.
- It doesn't exist, this scary group you describe. Mitt, you patriot, you celebrator of the American people, you don't know your own country. And you're missing out.
Your vision of the poor people in this country embarrasses you. Shouldn't you know, at your age, and with your breadth of life experience, that there are whiny, irresponsible parasites at every income level. Yes, sir, there are individuals who walk around feeling entitled to be handed something they haven't earned. One can find them living as inner-city thugs, middle-management loafers, and, well, high-level corporate predators.
But the underclass you envision as dependent is made up of the hardest working people you'll ever find. You are actually talking about the backbone of the country, Mitt.
I would have thought a finance guy would take a look at the numbers before making such proclaimations: If you had stopped to compare the number of people on some kind of assistance with the number of people hunting for work, holding down part time jobs, holding down several jobs, working jobs and going to school, working jobs and raising kids, you'd have realized the only way it adds up is when working people still aren't making enough to eat. They don't stop working when they get food stamps, Mitt.
You're talking about the people that wait for the bus and catch rides and go to their service industry jobs and hospital jobs and day care jobs and maintenance jobs and food service jobs.
Think about what you're saying, Mitt - that half the country is sucking off the other half. You don't know what you're talking about. But you're talking about us, and we're offended.