WELL, YES: Tucker Carlson and Neil Patel: Romney must own ’47 percent’ argument 100 percent of the time. “An ever-shrinking number of Americans finance an ever-growing proportion of the government’s budget. The tax code is becoming steadily more progressive, which shouldn’t surprise anyone who understands power politics. It’s always easier to force sacrifice on an unpopular minority than it is to ask the majority to pony up. . . . Anyone who doesn’t think the welfare-industrial complex is trying to increase dependency isn’t paying attention.”

Related: Howie Carr: “A huge percentage of Obama’s voters are basically wards of the state. There are millions of them, and they have no intention of voting for anyone who might want them to ever go out and work for a living.”

UPDATE: Graphic: All You Need To Know About Who Pays What Taxes In America. This needs to be more widely publicized.