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Romney: Welfare State So Successful We Donít Have to Worry About Poor
Stop the ACLU ^ | 1 Feb 2012 | John Stephenson

Posted on 02/01/2012 11:25:24 AM PST by Jay777

So, we shouldn’t worry about the poor because we have a welfare state that keeps them on a crutch (or “a float”). I understand that his focus is on the middle class and that he believes these were the people hurt the most by the financial situation in America, but is the underlying philosophy here to just “fix holes” in the “safety net” or should we be trying to fix the entitlement mentality that helped pull us into this debt? This should be red meat for Newt who worked to reform welfare. Some are defending this as being taken out of context, and it very easily could be…but the underlying philosophy to keep the poor “a float” in their dependency on the government sounded pretty clear.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: classwarfare; elections; opportunity; romney; romneytruthfile; welfare; welfaretrap
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1 posted on 02/01/2012 11:25:27 AM PST by Jay777
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To: Jay777; Jim Robinson; DarthVader

Quick, somebody! Get this Quote to newt!


2 posted on 02/01/2012 11:27:50 AM PST by left that other site
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To: left that other site

And to Rush and Beck, if they can get their head out of their a$$es for a minute.


3 posted on 02/01/2012 11:29:37 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: Jay777
ROMNEY POOR, ROMNEY AND THE POOR
4 posted on 02/01/2012 11:30:27 AM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: VanDeKoik

Limbaugh was all over this in his first hour...


5 posted on 02/01/2012 11:31:37 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Jay777

and I know poor people who plan to vite for Willie Mitty again this time...

and some mega rich too...

will this make them change their minds ???


6 posted on 02/01/2012 11:32:48 AM PST by Tennessee Nana (Married With Children: The TV Show about Romney's Conservative Family)
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To: Jay777

I am starting to think Willard is like Soetero...credentialed but unintelligent.


7 posted on 02/01/2012 11:34:23 AM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Jay777

Click to Donate to Newt Gingrich

8 posted on 02/01/2012 11:35:13 AM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God: Newt, Rick and Sarah will be right next to you.)
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To: FrankR

Romney will just bet you $10,000 there’s a law/tax he can pass to patch the net, or somebody he can pay to make the law or tax.


9 posted on 02/01/2012 11:35:23 AM PST by Irenic
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To: Jay777

I am not a Romney fan. but that was a major screw-up. I bet Romney is sitting in a room somewhere with his head in his hands right now wishing he could take that back. THAT’S going to leave a mark!


10 posted on 02/01/2012 11:35:37 AM PST by BRK
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To: left that other site

This is a major stick-the-foot-in-the-mouth moment for Myth Remulak in less than 24 hours! It is all over the Internet and is posted on Facebook too so I believe Newt has this and will use it to his advantage.


11 posted on 02/01/2012 11:35:45 AM PST by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: who knows what evil?

That quote right there will sink him in the general. No matter how he tries backtrack.

I literally can not stand Rick Santorum. He reminds me of Huckabee. I wish he would pack it in and go home. He is just an angry looking distateful man. Reminds me of an uptight nosey neighbor.

Go Newt. He is the best.


12 posted on 02/01/2012 11:35:52 AM PST by lone star annie
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To: Jay777

Newt or the Democrats are going to go crazy with that quote n tv ads!

they probably should


13 posted on 02/01/2012 11:37:10 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Jay777

” - - - Some are defending this as being taken out of context - - - “

The only thing that is taken out of context is coming from those who claim that Romney is a Republican.

“Safety-Net” Willy, the mild-mannered Massachusetts Moderate, who can’t even park his bicycle straight.

I DO love these looooooooooooong Primary Campaigns!


14 posted on 02/01/2012 11:37:20 AM PST by Graewoulf (( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: lone star annie

It may very well sink his chance at the nomination.


15 posted on 02/01/2012 11:38:46 AM PST by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: Jay777

This is what has been bothering me about Romney’s quote.

Taken in context, he seems to be saying that all we need to do about the poor is provide a safety net.

As opposed to the idea that we should find ways to raise people out of poverty so they can join the middle (or even upper) class.

Romney’s mindset seems exactly the same as the Democrats.


16 posted on 02/01/2012 11:39:24 AM PST by Brookhaven (Mitt Romney has been consistent since he changed his mind.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Limbaugh is discussing this again right now, that the media will attack ANY nominee in this way in order to shift focus from Obama.

I suggest we work to nominate Newt or Rick and not focus on mocking any of the republicans.

Rush is also discussing that more people favor Newt over Santorum based on name recognition and electability. All sounds correct to me. It’s not simple and we have to operate within current political reality.


17 posted on 02/01/2012 11:40:14 AM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: DarthVader

You KNOW Whom I am thanking right now.

Let all that has been concealed
Be revealed.


18 posted on 02/01/2012 11:40:36 AM PST by left that other site
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To: left that other site

romney. Waving his perfumed hanky at his adoring subjects out the window of his luxury carriage.


19 posted on 02/01/2012 11:41:03 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Jay777

Can he buy a lot of votes?
Willy-Boy, Willy-Boy.
Can he buy a lot of votes?
Charming Willy.

He can buy a lot of votes,
In a twinkling of his eye.
But he’s cool shark,
And cannot leave his PAC Men.


20 posted on 02/01/2012 11:41:19 AM PST by Graewoulf (( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.))
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