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Brooks: Showing Concern For “the Poor” Should be Conservatives’ Top Priority

Bojangles3 Wrote: Mar 05, 2013 1:51 PM
The comments made by Mitt Romney about the 47% of people being freeloaders, prove that at least one of the leaders of your party, doesn't care about the concerns of the poor.
Johnny L. Wrote: Mar 05, 2013 11:41 PM
Romney gave far more of his own money to the poor than Obama did. Yet, because he rightfully points out the freeloader problem facing our Democracy, you say he doesn't care about the poor? Typical.

And what else do you call the 47% who benefit from defense, justice, welfare, etc. without paying a dime and who vote for Obama because they think he will give them more stuff? Once people learn they can vote themselves free stuff on the public tab, that is not charity anymore but rather legalized theft and the eventual doom of a democracy.

So much time and money and digital ink has been spent in recent months trying to figure out “what went wrong” during the last election cycle. But perhaps the answer is simpler than we realize: Writing in the Wall Street Journal on Monday, AEI president Arthur C. Brooks argued that conservatives are failing to discuss an issue every voter in America cares deeply about -- namely, how to empower and improve the lives of poor people:

[T]here is only one statistic needed to explain the outcome of the 2012 presidential election. An April poll—which mirrored every other poll...