When Mitt Romney talks about the 47% of Americans who don't pay income taxes everyone immediately conjures up a view of some poor, lazy, good for nothing and know that he is not talking about them. Unfortunately this is not the reality as countless people have pointed out. I'm not going there instead I would link what Romney said to what our own Diane Hendricks had to say about right to work. She was knowingly on camera, Romney wasn't but the two displayed what can only be characterized as contempt for the non-rich (the people who help make them the maker class). What has shocked people is that this is out in the open and no one is backing away. Sure there were cracks before, Leona Helmsley famously said that only the little people pay taxes, which I believe led to her conviction on tax evasion charges.
What is truly amazing is that this is the same group of people who would eliminate the minimum wage which will create even more people who don't pay income taxes. They are either ignoring the income disparity or are really trying to create a peasant class where we are grateful for the scraps that fall from the table of the rich.