In a strange turn of events, Bill Mahr said on his show Friday that there are people who are not contributing, but that society is picking up the tab. After taking a jab at Mitt Romney for not attending the inauguration, he labeled those who do not pay into the system as “dirt bags.”
“Mitt Romney during the campaign talked about the 47 percent. And of course to get to that number of 47 percent who don’t pay federal taxes, that’s what he was talking about, you have to include veterans and retirees,” said Mahr in a Newsbusters report. “But it’s not really 47 percent.”
“It’s not zero percent either, takers. I mean, there are a lot of dirt bags in this country, and I think it’s somewhere in between 47 and zero,” Mahr continued. “I think we should split the difference and say we have 23.5 percent dirt bags in America. I do. Like the Octomom. California pays. We pay to, you know, feed and clothe and spay and neuter her children. And she’s not giving back to society.”
Mahr also went on to comment about the number of people on disability now compared to the past. He said in 1968 it was 51 people on disability for every one who is paying, but that ratio is now 13 to one.
“You know, it just seems like there’s less people pulling the wagon and more people in the wagon, and at some point the wagon is going to break,” said Mahr.
See Mahr’s remarks from the Media Research Center here: