For the past few years, after we have completed all of our paperwork, we have not owed any income taxes.
We don’t receive government benefits, housing, or insurance. I do not expect for the government to pay for the private school I wish I could send my son to, the one I probably will send him to, or the day care that he currently attends.
We work our asses off. I have a master’s degree, but chose a rather low income profession. My African immigrant husband is currently in school, working full time, and hoping for a better job in the future. We forego the pleasures of going out to eat frequently, meeting friends for drinks and the last vacation we went on was our honeymoon 6 years ago. We spent one night in a different city and that was that. We forego these things to pay our legitimate bills.
We are not quite poor. I guess we are lower middle class.
I am one of the 47 percent and Lord Romney can kiss my ass.