Got that? Romney is conflating the people who pay no net income tax with the people so dependent on government aid that they have to vote for Obama. But these aren’t the same people! Most of the “lucky duckies,” to use the classic WSJ term, are old people who subsist on Social Security. Elderly voters broke big for Republicans in 2010. Scores of poor whites who benefit from the Earned Income Tax Credit vote for Republicans. So Romney’s conflating two concepts. One is that people who pay no net income taxes don’t understand the “cost” of government. The other is that the socialist Democrats are voting themselves back into power by creating a poorer, more dependent electorate — one that gets by on food stamps and unearned welfare checks. This is Tea Party rhetoric churned into something new and stupid.