Has the entire country gone stupid?

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    HAS THE ENTIRE COUNTRY GONE STUPID?

    Even a little old 72 year die hard liberal women with massive Multiply Sclerosis scaring in the brain understand what Romney meant when the said he was not worried about he poor and the rich because they had a safety net but he was worried about the middle class, who is the new poor but temporary and their safety net is jobs which he plan to create for them. The poor is the long term chronic poor, elderly, disabled, mental ill, and their safety net which they have always had is Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, subsidized housing, free cell phones, utility subsidies, access bus and discount bus tickets, medicare drug program, food bank, etc. and if there are holes in them he will fix them. The rich can take care of them selves. Even a village idiot can understand this and if you don’t, it is because you do not want to and just want to attack Romney on something. If he fix the middle class with jobs he will fix most of the problems of our economy and the deficit.
    How many of you would like to "fire" Obama because he is not doing this job. "Fire" teachers not doing their job. You "fire" people when they are not doing their job. WTF is wrong with that?
    These attacks on Romney is a new meaning for stupid. And this country is in big dodo.
    Romney, you did not miss-spoke and have nothing to apologize for. You cannot apologize for stupid. He has said many stupid things but this was not one of them.

    I am the poor he should not be worrying about. I have social security, Medicare, drug program, food stamps, HUD housing, discount bus passes, utility allowances, discount cable, free cell phone with 250 minutes a month. I am in my safety net and doing quite well and save $500 a month. Now the ones he worry about is my daughter, son, and grand children, that don't have these safety nets. When these people are doing fine, we all do fine. Because they will contribute to the economy and pay down the deficit while providing for theiro own safety net. Unemployed they cannot do it.

    ALL YOU VILLIAGE IDIOT HEARD WAS "I AM NOT WORRIED ABOUT THE POOR" PERIOD.:cuckoo::evil:
     
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    Has the entire country gone stupid?

    Actually I think that was some time ago but hopefully we will recover in time.
     
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    Indeed. Come November when Obama loses his comfy position that he loathes, and the Statists are rejected out of the Congress en masse.
     
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    Its disheartening to see so many people side with the Biggest Money and against their own best interest. Hopefully, as the election gets closer, people will honestly assess and contrast the amazing accomplishments of President Obama on one side with the obstructionism and Let Them Eat Cake politics of the GObP and cast their vote for America and Americans.
     
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    Not stupid, brainwashed, careless, and ignorant...
     
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    Sounds like they could come live comfortably with you.
     
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    Nobody, not Obama, not Romney, NOBODY, is going to put wads of money in the pockets of the middle class. You might come out with an extra $80 a month or so. That's about it. Not enough for Club Med.
     
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    Voters should not continue to elect the 1% and/or their representatives to office. That will not bring change. It will continue to protect the wealth of the 1%.

    It will also continue to protect the white collar criminals that play their part in the destruction of the economy.

    Buying into the rhetoric that we must elect the wealthy to office and/or business people has yet to prove itself true. Where is the hard evidence?
     
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    Romney has a way of saying what he does not mean. Yes, he continued to clarify what he meant, however, that was too late. In English composition one of the lessons in writing to communicate clearly was to summerize the point of your paragraph in the first sentence. Often, that is all that people will remember. Romney, and any other politician, would do well to remember that.
     
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    My grandmother is poor. She grew up in a time when men where supposed to talk care of the family, but ended up marrying an asshole. She ended up with four kids on her own (and eventually met a great man later on), one who is mentally retarded in which she has cared for, for decades (Instead of dropping him off to the state which would have cost so much more, she cared cares for him with all her heart). Plus, he worked for 30 years doing menial tasks, but earned a paycheck.

    My grandmother is one of these "welfare queens" that the right wing love to lambaste, but the truth is that she is hardly lazy. Nor does she live off the dole. She lives in a trailer and eats bologna sandwiches. She does the best supporting two people off of $16,000 a year.

    I would support her (In fact, I just sent here a nice check, but I wish I could send her more), but I was in school and was hit hard by this crisis. I had to cash in all my savings since I only made $3,000 one year and $6,000 another years and was destitute and living on a mattress with the spring poking through.

    I tried applying for foodstamps, which would have helped for $150 month for 6 months (then disqualifying me for 6 years), but I had $200 too much in my bank account, despite the fact that I was almost living in the streets. Thankfully, I found a place to donate plasma for awhile to scramble by.

    Finally, I scrapped by, landed a decent job, and helped my grandmother buy a car since her old one literally rotted away.

    Fuck this reich wing lie that the poor have it easy. Fuck you.
     
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