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Should Scott Prouty be recognized as a hero of the year of 2012?

  1. Ralph Deeds profile image67
    Ralph Deedsposted 3 years ago

    Scott Prouty was the waiter at the Romney $50k/head fundraiser who videotaped Romney's 47% comment that may have changed the result of the election. He debated with himself for 2 weeks before deciding to take careful steps to release the tape for maximum effect.

    1. Mighty Mom profile image90
      Mighty Momposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I just watched the interview.
      Definitely my hero!!

      Was surprised that he's an Independent who did not go in with a "gotcha" intention, but rather to listen to
      Romney's ideas with an eye toward voting for him.
      Prouty could have cashed in long ago.
      He didn't.
      And he's only coming forward now because Romney's coming back on the scene @ CPAC.

    2. AMFredenburg profile image78
      AMFredenburgposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Absolutely. He showed intelligence, insight and extraordinary courage. I hope he gets to fulfill his dream go to law school.

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      Brenda Durhamposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Hero of the year?
      Hero?
      LOLOL it sure doesn't take much to make you admire someone, does it?

      Eh....now, if someone had had the skill and wisdom to secretly videotape Obama and his cronies during their closed-door conspiracy that birthed the "Healthcare Bill",  THAT would've been something to admire!   Funny thing---no one has come up with that disclosure.   Why?   Because..........eh......they LOCKED THE DOOR so the Republicans couldn't even participate.

      I'd say Romney's pretty heroic himself for not being as sneaky and paranoid as Obama/Pelosi/Reid etc.

      1. Cody Hodge5 profile image81
        Cody Hodge5posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Before Sarah Palin said "death panels" the majority of Americans actually supported the bill.

        It's been proven that "death panels" don't exist.

        I'm pretty sure that Romney won't be able to take his words back so easily.

    4. tirelesstraveler profile image87
      tirelesstravelerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Where's the link?

      1. Mighty Mom profile image90
        Mighty Momposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        http://tv.msnbc.com/shows/the-ed-show/

        Best way to get the full picture is to watch the interview. But there are reads here
        also.

        Ironically, it wasn't even the 47% comment that captured Prouty's attention.
        It was the China factory visit.

        For the millions of Americans who were asking "Who is Mitt Romney REALLY?"
        Prouty's visit stripped away the fancy wrapping paper.

        1. AMFredenburg profile image78
          AMFredenburgposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Yes, the China factory visit set me back; he was essentially describing slave labor conditions and enthusiastically approving of them.

    5. Shyron E Shenko profile image86
      Shyron E Shenkoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I am with AMFredenburg, about the China factory. YouTube http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2... "During a private fundraiser earlier this year 2012, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told a small group ...
      www.youtube.com/watch?v=slFZ8K2aBoY

  2. innersmiff profile image80
    innersmiffposted 3 years ago

    Bradley Manning or Ron Paul, for me. You know, people who strive for peace.

    1. Mighty Mom profile image90
      Mighty Momposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Apparently you have not yet heard the CPAC quote du jour.
      Courtesy of Allen West:
      "Peace comes from the Marine Corps, not the Peace Corps."

      1. tirelesstraveler profile image87
        tirelesstravelerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        So you think Scott gave this video to the media for free?

        1. Cody Hodge5 profile image81
          Cody Hodge5posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Have any proof that he didn't? And if he did get paid, it doesn't change what Romney said.

          1. tirelesstraveler profile image87
            tirelesstravelerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Did Romney say the working people weren't his responsibility or did he say those who believed they were entitled weren't his responsiblity?  If 47 % of people don't pay taxes, who is?

            1. Josak profile image61
              Josakposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              People who are not elderly, disabled and below the poverty line?

            2. Cody Hodge5 profile image81
              Cody Hodge5posted 3 years ago in reply to this

              The sad part is you actually believe that 47 percent of people don't pay taxes....

              1. tirelesstraveler profile image87
                tirelesstravelerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                Only got that statistic from the radio.  The new was all the hype last year that 49 % of the people don't pay taxes.

                1. Shyron E Shenko profile image86
                  Shyron E Shenkoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  First of all, according to the Tax Policy Center, more than 60% of those non-income tax paying households did pay federal payroll taxes—meaning Social Security and Medicare taxes.  (Considering all Americans households, including those that owed income tax, 62% paid more in payroll taxes than in federal income taxes.)

                  By the way I NEVER hear it mentioned that Medicare only pays 80% and receipants are responsible for the 20%.

                2. Shyron E Shenko profile image86
                  Shyron E Shenkoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  First of all, according to the Tax Policy Center, more than 60% of those non-income tax paying households did pay federal payroll taxes—meaning Social Security and Medicare taxes.  (Considering all Americans households, including those that owed income tax, 62% paid more in payroll taxes than in federal income taxes.)

                  By the way I NEVER hear it mentioned that Medicare only pays 80% and receipants are responsible for the 20%.

            3. Mighty Mom profile image90
              Mighty Momposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Below is what Romney actually said.
              To me, the last sentence is the kicker.
              That anyone who does not pay income taxes can never be convinced to take personal responsibility and care for their lives.
              The irony, of course, is that he got 47 percent of the vote!


              "There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it. That that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what.... These are people who pay no income tax. Forty-seven percent of Americans pay no income tax. So our message of low taxes doesn't connect. So he'll be out there talking about tax cuts for the rich. I mean, that's what they sell every four years. And so my job is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."

        2. Mighty Mom profile image90
          Mighty Momposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          He is not the one who brought it to the media. Jimmy Carter's grandson did.
          But he had to leave his job.
          He did not get paid for interview on The Ed Show yesterday.
          If he writes a book or otherwise capitalizes on this after the fact, he'll be able to pursue his dream of going to law school.
          Isn't that the American Dream in action?

          1. tirelesstraveler profile image87
            tirelesstravelerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            How come he quit his job?   You would have thought he would have been a boost for business.

            1. Mighty Mom profile image90
              Mighty Momposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              A boost for the company hired to cater a $50K a plate fundraiser at some gazillionaire's house in Florida?
              Yeah, probably.

              1. tirelesstraveler profile image87
                tirelesstravelerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                That is small peanuts for the affairs here in California.

                1. Mighty Mom profile image90
                  Mighty Momposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  Damned Hollywood types jacking up the prices of fundraisers, eh?
                  smile

            2. Shyron E Shenko profile image86
              Shyron E Shenkoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              I think he fears for his life.

 
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