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1 posted on 09/18/2012 3:43:11 PM PDT by raptor22
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Romney is correct on this. Not necessarily about how they vote, but that the 47% are more suseptible to being bought off with big unaffordable programs that will break the back of the 53%.

I also think this is a great opportunity to put some spin on this with a simple retort. Romney wants people in the 47% to get good jobs, pay taxes and make that 47% a smaller number. Obama's only objection with that number is that he wants it bigger. More food stamps, more welfare, more medicaid, more low paying jobs, through policies that bog down the economy.

2 posted on 09/18/2012 3:49:20 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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When you take all the people on Welfare:
When you take all the people on Food Stamps;
When you take all the people on Unemployment;
When you take all the people on Medicare (which they helped pay for);
When you take all the people on Social Security (which they helped pay for);
When you take all the people on Medicade (which they did NOT help pay for);
When you take all the people on Disability:
When you take all the people on subsidised Rent Programs:

I am astounded that they all only add up to 47%
Only an Absolute Idiot would not agree with Romney !!

3 posted on 09/18/2012 3:49:48 PM PDT by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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4 posted on 09/18/2012 3:52:31 PM PDT by raptor22 (Join me on Twitter @gerfingerpoken)
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The messiah knows this. That is why he is cramming as many people on the rolls as possible


7 posted on 09/18/2012 4:02:31 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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Very confusing responses.

Half of FR responds to him as if he is saying “the” 47% who draw a check from the government.

Half of FR responds to him as if he is saying “the” 47% who do not owe income tax in a given year.


8 posted on 09/18/2012 4:12:06 PM PDT by ansel12
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Although Alex de Tocqueville put it far more eloquently, in simplest terms, "if you rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always be able to count on Paul's vote."

Mark

12 posted on 09/18/2012 4:37:30 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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I get SS from the government. I paid into it as did my employer. If the government did not invest it effectively to cover inflation that is their problem. I don’t consider it a government hand-out that obligates me to vote for anyone.


14 posted on 09/18/2012 4:51:40 PM PDT by ex-snook (without forgiveness there is no Christianity)
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I have read a couple of stories on the Weekly Standard site damning Romney for his remarks...

Their concern, rightly so, was that his remarks seem to relegate the poor to being poor forever.

I think the writers of these articles aren’t taking into account the context of what Romney was saying....he wasn’t saying (and doesn’t say) anything of the sort.

Indeed, his record of job creation and wealth creation completely is the opposite of what the critics say his remarks indicated.

Instead, the way to see this, is that Romney was speaking ELECTORALLY...not about how he would govern. His appeal for lower taxes won’t work for those who don’t pay taxes...

I have even heard Romney, to my chagrin, boast that he was going to keep the rich paying the same share of taxes...in essence, the rich will keep paying 70+ percent of the income taxes....

All this makes me believe Romney was talking about how to win the election—not how to help change the outlook of citizenry and the electorate.

just my thoughts.


15 posted on 09/18/2012 5:02:06 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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What Romney should now do is explain the reasons why those on fixed incomes have to go on food stamps and other “benefits” such as energy assistance etc.

The price of,goods, services, food,and energy,have been driven up the democoms through edicts of regulations and prohibitions designed to change the systems of distribution and use of resources to conform to a socialist scheme or ideal


16 posted on 09/18/2012 5:08:57 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (The best way to punish a - country is let professors run it. Fredrick the Great p/p)
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