We are the 47 percent of Americans Mitt Romney spoke about.
We have worked hard since we were 14 and 15. We paid into Social Security, Medicare, unions and retirement. We served in the Korean war ( on the front lines). We have a grandson in Afghanistan.
We raised our children to believe in God and in our government. We paid taxes, obeyed the laws, supported our church, schools, sports, foster care and scouting. (We have four Eagle Scouts in our family.)
We have multiracial friends and family. Our kids and grandkids went to college with loans and found jobs. We have voted in all elections since we were both 21.
Yes, we have fallen on hard times. We are paying high medical insurance every month. We are still attempting to work at ages 73 and 82, just to make ends meet.
Yes, we have made mistakes and spent our money sometimes unwisely. But we have not collected welfare, food stamps or unemploymet, and we do not condemn people who need to.