Foot-in-mouth Mitt Romney's argument - if you want free stuff vote for Obama - ALMOST makes the point. But not quite. It's a good soundbite - for Obama.
Now, he's right, but this ranks right up there with "I don't care about the very poor." The upshot of that was captured on Twitter by Will Antonin (via Legal Insurrection):
Romney: "If you want free stuff, vote for Obama". Obama: "If you want free stuff, vote for me". Sadly, who'll win that one, you think? #tcot
The right soundbite? I offer as a starter:
There is no such thing as a free lunch. If you don't have to pay for it, the country does.