Despite polling data indicating that over 60% of those surveyed see GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's concern about Americans becoming too dependent on government as valid, most still say they will vote to reelect Obama.
â€œAs a general proposition, it might be a bad thing for people to become too dependent on the government,â€ said one poll respondent. â€œBut this whole freedom thing is kind of abstract compared to actually getting stuff for free. I mean, take the 10 million free phones the government has given out. A phone is something I can hold in my hand. I can use it to call my friends, play video games, download tunesâ€”you know, have fun.â€
â€œFreedom might have been important to people when they were fighting taxation without representation in 1776, but what's that to me here and now?â€ asked another poll respondent. â€œI don't have to pay taxes, but I still get to vote. My vote counts just as much as the sap who has to work. Shouldn't I use it to keep the free stuff coming?â€
In related news, Stephanie Cutter, deputy campaign manager for President Barack Obama's 2012 reelection effort bragged that â€œDemocrats have locked up the women's vote. We're giving them free birth control and free cell phonesâ€”two items of critical importance to the modern woman. The Republicans offer whatâ€”lower taxes, fewer regulations? Even if we were to concede that these are desirableâ€”which we don'tâ€”they'd provide equal benefits for men. Why should any woman vote for that?â€