09/19/2012 04:46 pm ET

#47Percent: What Twitter And Instagram Users Thought Of Mitt Romney's '47 Percent' Remark (PHOTOS)

Are you part of the 47 percent of Americans who don't pay federal income tax? Perhaps you're retired, going to school or simply too poor? Or maybe as Mitt Romney "inelegantly" put it, you're one of the Americans who believe "that they are victims, who believe that government has the responsibility to care for them."

Those were Romney's words during a speech at a private, $50,000-a-plate dinner in May, which, unbeknownst to the former Massachusetts governor, was secretly recorded. Mother Jones magazine verified and published the recordings on Monday, and Romney has since been roundly criticized by Democrats and Republicans alike.

Romney has since defended the substance of his remarks, though not the unartful phrasing.

The Huffington Post has profiled some "47 percenters" -- those among the portion of Americans who don't pay federal income tax, according to the Tax Policy Center. But we also asked every 47 percenter following HuffPost on Twitter and on Instagram: What did you think of the candidate's remark? Followers tagged their responses with #47percent.

Here are some of your answers. You can continue to weigh in on Twitter or Instagram with the #47percent hashtag, or in the comments below.