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Why Romney’s Remarks on 47 Percent Dependency Are Wrong, Wrong, and Right

comsense08 Wrote: Sep 22, 2012 8:57 AM
Danial, If what you say is true, then explain why poll after poll have Obama at 47% of the vote? Explain the dynamics of how government dependants want to vote for Romeny, and those NOT dependant on the government want to vote for Obama? Frankly, I think all government employees should be included in that 47% because they sure are dependant on that government check!!

Mitt Romney is catching a lot of flak for his surreptitiously recorded remarks about 47 percent of voters automatically being in the Obama column because they don’t pay federal income tax and thus see themselves as beneficiaries of big government.

Since I’ve warned about dependency and raised the alarm that we risk becoming another Greece unless entitlements are reformed, one might think I agree with the former Massachusetts governor.

Not quite. I think Romney raised an important issue, but he cited the wrong statistic and drew an unwarranted conclusion.

Here’s what I said to Neil Cavuto about the controversy.

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