Steve Chapman on Mitt Romney's "47 Percent" Comment

Mitt Romney's unguarded thoughts about the half of America that pays no income taxes—"who are dependent on government, who believe they are victims"—show a notable lack of empathy as well as political savvy. Maybe that's a surprise. But the big surprise, writes Steve Chapman, is how little he seems to comprehend about the federal budget or the tax system or American politics.

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