What did Romney and the GOP mean by "gifts"?

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    "With regards to the young people, for instance," Romney told his big fund-raisers, "a forgiveness of college loan interest was a big gift. Free contraceptives were very big with young, college-aged women. And then, finally, Obamacare also made a difference for them, because as you know, anybody now 26 years of age and younger was now going to be part of their parents' plan, and that was a big gift to young people."

    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal - said a winning strategy does not involve "insulting (voters) and saying their votes were bought"

    Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who said, "Rhetoric like this keeps digging a hole for the Republican Party."

    Remember, it was just this month that one of Romney's companies in Freeport, Illinois is closing down and moving to China. Since Mitt called "blind trust" a "ruse" and a "trick" on the American people (thank God for videotape), he can't hide behind that and say, "The move has nothing to do with him". Paying Americans 17.50 an hour or Chinese 99 cents an hour. All that extra money is basically "free".

    And take a good long look at those "gifts".

    Contraception - the cost of providing to a thousand women is less than the state taking care of a single unwanted child.

    Before Obama moved the student loans away from the banks, they were getting 60 billion in FREE money over 10 years. Now that FREE money can be used to invest in young Americans.

    The vast majority of those families getting food stamps have family members with jobs. But if you've lost your job under Bush, and are now working for minimum wage, you rely on the food stamps to feed your kids. Some would call that a "small business subsidy" because that small business doesn't make enough to cover all employee cost. Hmmm, business subsidy. Like Oil? Guess it's different if it's less than billions.

    Investing in Young Americans.
    Investing in US Infrastructure.
    Investing in Education.
    Investing in Health.

    And there you have the "divide". Democrats call those investments a "good idea". Republicans call those same investments "socialism and wasted money".
     
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    basically that you use government to rob from workers to give to various constituencies, most of whom didn't work for those benefits, in order to enslave them into continually voting for Democrats.
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpAOwJvTOio]Original Obamaphone Lady: Obama Voter Says Vote for Obama because he gives a free Phone - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    "When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic." Benjamin Franklin
     
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    Or maybe pass laws so they can rob from the workers to compensate their greed.
    Gotcha!



     
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    "We are socialists, we are enemies of today's capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemingly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and prosperity instead of responsibility and performance, and we are determined to destroy their system under all conditions."

    Right?
     
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    Wow, it really sounds like you know what you are talking about. Except, it doesn't make sense. Even welfare has a "work requirement". Remember that Mitt said Obama wanted to end the work requirement? What were they talking about? Think about it.
     
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    Mitt Romney is moving one of his companies from Freeport, Il, where workers are paid 17.50 an hour to China where workers will be paid 99 cents an hour. He can do that because China is socialist and the government handles peoples health care. Who could possibly believe we are anywhere close to that in this country? Besides, well, you know....

    Oh, and don't say that company wasn't doing well, because it was making money hand over fist.

    And don't say "blind trust". We have Romney ON TAPE calling that a "ruse" and a "trick" on the American people. His Secretary/lawyer handles his "blind trust" so he knows what he is talking about.
     
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    The problem is, if the GOP keeps using this rhetoric, they will continuously alienate more and more people.

    Jindal was right to criticize Romney.

    Romney is arrogant, bitter, and clueless. That's why he lost.
     

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