Mitt Romney is dumb in his comments about those dependent on government. The people who are hurt most by the current tax code with all its disincentives to growth are the unemployed. They are the ones not getting capital invested in their labor.
The government and quasi-government waste machine votes Democrat, that we know. The unemployed and dependent vote Democrat, partially because some don’t feel like working, but mostly because they understand that the Republicans are not truly putting forth growth policies which will put their abilities to full use.