Seems Romney wasn't only offensive but wrong again

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    Romney's 47 percent figure lumped together separate groups that have little relation to one another. Most Americans do pay taxes: The poorest fifth of Americans paid an effective tax rate of 17 percent last year, and the second-poorest fifth paid an effective tax rate of 21 percent, when factoring in payroll taxes, sales taxes and property taxes, among others, according to Citizens for Tax Justice.

    It is true that 46 percent of American households did not pay federal income taxes last year, according to the Tax Policy Center. But that number is unusually high, in part because of the recession -- and a majority of that 46 percent still paid payroll taxes. Only 18 percent of American households paid no income taxes and no payroll taxes last year. It is largely low-income seniors and very poor people that legally don't pay federal income taxes or payroll taxes, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Tax Policy Center.

    It was also inaccurate for Romney to claim that those who don't pay federal income taxes would vote for President Obama "no matter what." Nearly all states with a high percentage of Americans that don't pay federal income taxes vote Republican in presidential elections, according to the Washington Post.
     
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    Romney was caught pandering to fat cat donors who like to hear that half of Americans are just looking for Government handouts
     
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    Aww c'mon dude if you are going to say someone is wrong at least get the spelling in the title right! :tongue:
     
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    It that is how you wish to interpret what he said....then dont vote for him.
     
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    No worries, I am sure the seniors, military personnel and veterans that he threw under the bus won't hold it against him in November...
     
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    What I don't understand is IF all Romney was saying was the "truth"...why wasn't this speech to the millionaires also part of his Convention speech? I mean if it is the "truth" then shouldn't it apply in all circles?
     
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    What I interpret are the facts and according to the facts, Romney was wrong or just lied, however you prefer. But then again "We won't let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers". DAMN!!! Them pesky facts.
     
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    That would just give the "liberal media" the opportunity to "twist" what he says by reporting his words verbatim.
     
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    In other words, Romney was right, but democrats can split a group into whatever component parts that support the untruth that they are correct.
     
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    In Ca back in 2007, Obama was talking about how frustrated Americans in Pa were. He then explained how they cling to their guns and religion and take it out on those that are not like them..

    He did not say "some of them"......so I guess we should assume he meant ALL of those frustrated Americans living in Pa are religious gun toting racists?

    Well...I didnt take it that way....did you?

    Stop debating like a child.
     

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