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.
I am astounded that they all only add up to 47%
Only an Absolute Idiot would not agree with Romney !!
Nobama 2012 ping
The messiah knows this. That is why he is cramming as many people on the rolls as possible
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.
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.
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.
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