A video was recently released in which Mitt Romney writes off 47% of America as people who consider themselves victims and who support Obama and people who he feels that he can not help. Is this the moment that he lost the election or was it at some other point?
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The number of those on Food stamps has risen by 45% since Obama has taken office - is that Bush's fault too? Romney is honest. Those who are on the government dole are more likely to vote Democrat - so why should he spend funds campaigning to them?
Regarding your last question, it is interesting that Willard's claim to the Oval Office is his executive experience, yet he is running an even more incompetent campaign than John McCain.
The majority of Romney's wounds are self inflicted.
C.L. - Many new food stamp recipients are people hurt by the recession - lost jobs and foreclosures - and are probably just as likely to be Rep. or Ind. At any rate, a man who denigrates half the country is unworthy of this nation.
The majority of "people on the dole" as you put it live in red states. They are the working poor, the elderly like my parents retired in Florida and disabled PLUS 7,000 or so millionaires who game the system. If Romney ever releases his tax return.
@peanutroaster He wasn't talking about the working poor, students nor elderly. If you're working, you're paying taxes i.e. payroll etc. If you're a student, you're in school, if you're elderly on SS/Medicare you've already paid taxes.
By the time you remove all of the people he supposedly wasn't talking about you are left with a pretty small percentage. Even so, he is still running to be President of everyone. Not just those he deems worthy of his attention.
And he did not say anyone was unworthy. He was speaking of wooing voters and that these had already made up their minds so he couldn't worry about them, in terms of trying to woo them.
He said they don't "take personal responsibility and care for their lives," and "believe that they are victims." Those comments are insulting and their is no justification for them.
Only 17% (and you could argue closer to 10%) of the 47% are elderly or disabled. Yes he used the 47% and should have accounted for the difference. He himself has already said he should have stated it differently.
Only 7 percent of households are nonelderly and pay no federal taxes. http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/09/19/2353011/def...
So, do you honestly believe he didn't mean every word he said?
SassySue - we can only go by what the man said. Not what you wish he said. Obviously the spoiled rich man has complete disdain for half of the people in the country and the largest group resides in red states. GOP is distancing themselves him.
Obama was referring to people who vote against their best interests. I.e. some people in the 47% who vote Republican. Sort of the same issue, Romney cares less about any unfortunate American Republican or Democrat.
No he wasn't. Nothing about "voting" mentioned.
Try to justify it again.
So the elderly, disabled and working poor should be treated like convicts? Hope you never need the safety net. Fraud is something for the judicial system - why don't your report your friends who scam the system?
Number of nonpayers grew the most under Bush. Not Obama or Clinton. Besides, almost everyone pays taxes, even undocumented workers.
The Left always accuses the Right of not caring about the elderly and disabled if you dare say you are tired of paying the way of the freeloaders. They know we are not referring to the elderly or frail but they have nowhere else to go...
Actually, the elderly and college students are both included in Mitt's 47% he isn't worried about. As are the working poor, who after applying their deductions end up with no taxable liabilities.
So even though you don't disparage them, Mitt does
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