TribLIVE

| Opinion/The Review


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

My mom's 'the 47 percent'

Daily Photo Galleries

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, 9:02 p.m.
 

Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan, when talking about Mitt Romney's “47 percent” remark, said on Sept. 18, “The way to get those 47 percent of Americans who are not income taxpayers to become taxpayers is to get them jobs.”

Well, Mr. Ryan, my mother is one of the 47 percent. Mom is 88 years old and has full-blown Alzheimer's.

She lives off my dad's pension — he worked for 43 years in the coal mines of Western Pennsylvania. Mom pays her property taxes every year on time.

According to Mitt and Paul, Mom should get a job so that she wouldn't be part of the 47 percent. I guess my dear mother is a slacker, according to this dynamic duo — a pair I'd be willing to bet never worked as hard as my dad did in the bowels of this earth.

If anyone can justify putting Romney and Ryan in the White House, bring it. But don't you dare call my parents lazy, moochers or non-entities.

Adrienne Sempr-Capaccio

West Deer

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Chamber lends support to bike event
  2. TJ roll to 4th straight win, rout Elizabeth Forward
  3. Martin’s homer rescues Pirates in 4-2 victory over Brewers
  4. North Versailles restaurant, dance studio damaged in crash
  5. McKeesport men jailed following high-speed chase
  6. Monument to Steel Valley Korean War hero relocated
  7. East Allegheny releases teacher salary figures
  8. Ringgold rolls over West Mifflin
  9. Finally healthy, Letang looking to make his presence felt as a leader
  10. Marc USA acquires Boston-based Results:Digital
  11. Moore hopes to see red (zone) in Steelers debut
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.