Romney had it right..so of course the Dems call foul!

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    Ignoring the fact that their precious dictator's failed policies in the Middle East are killing people by the gross.

    "According to the Census Bureau, 49% of Americans in the second quarter of 2011 lived in a household where at least one member received a government benefit. (The total population at the time was 305 million).
    That’s up from 30% in the 1980s and 44.4% in the third quarter of 2008, a recent growth in part attributable to the bad economy of President Obama’s first term."

    The Data Behind Romney’s 47% Comments - Washington Wire - WSJ
     
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    Romney's fixers won't be able to fix this mess, his goose is cooked....
     
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    and obamas are?
     
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    What mess?
     
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    His whole friggin' campaign. I guess he doesn't know the rule of holes...."when you're in one quit digging"
     
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    Was he correct or not?




    Tell me, do the following have any impact on your thinking?

    1. The desire for equality of income or of wealth is, of course, but one aspect of a more general desire for equality. “The essence of the moral idea of socialism is that human equality is the supreme value in life.”
    Martin Malia, “A Fatal Logic,” The National Interest, Spring 1993, pp. 80, 87



    2. Sociologist Helmut Schoeck’s observation: “Since the end of the Second World War, however, a new ‘ethic’ has come into being, according to which the envious man is perfectly acceptable. Progressively fewer individuals and groups are ashamed of their envy, but instead make out that its existence in their temperaments axiomatically proves the existence of ‘social injustice,’ which must be eliminated for their benefit.”
    Helmut Schoeck, “Envy: A Theory of Social Behavior,” p. 179
     
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    See the problem here is not the facts. The problem comes in when Romney says "it's not my job to worry about those people" News flash Mr. Romney.... It most certainly is your job to worry about those people. There are plenty of Republicans that work every day and pay no taxes and that receive some sort of government help. It's not just "Them"
     
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    Partly, read the previous threads and see where he is wrong....
     
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    no he doesnt being poor means u have a saftey net, does that mean u have to take care of them no the government is doing that. was it wrong what romney said, no because we are already paying big bucks for peopel to not only be poor but to take advantage of it, see food stamps, adopting children, dependants and if possible anything else they can write off.


    what we should be concerned about is the greed of the people mainly the poor and middle class.
     
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    Your own link acknowledges that some of what he said does not hold up so well. What say you about the notion that those 47% will automatically vote Democrat. Are there no republicans in that category? The statement shows how out of touch he is, and the focus is not whether or not it is valid. A percentage of this 47% is elderly or disabled or pay no federal income taxes due to income based exemptions, not because they don't take responsibility for their own lives.

    Not "elegantly stated" or "spoken off the cuff." At least he is a master of understatement.
     

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