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Romney: 47% Of Americans Will Vote for Obama No Matter What

kwarner968 Wrote: Sep 28, 2012 11:43 PM
While I was a student, I was a member of the 47%. I now have my degree, and am in the 53%. I didn't suddenly become more hard-working, nor did I become a better person when that degree was conferred upon me. When I am old, after a lifetime of good solid work, I will hopefully be able to retire. Then, too, I would be a member of the 47%. It would not be because I was looking for handouts, but because I had given my whole life before and was simply seeking repayment of the loan of my more productive years. Romneys statement implies that the 'victim' mentality is far more pervasive than it is. Or, rather, that the victim mentality is all that stands between someone and a better life. I say this - having a good attitude will take....
kwarner968 Wrote: Sep 28, 2012 11:48 PM
(my apologies on the double post)
none of us would. Why? If all of the poor suddenly made $10,000 more (through hard work or otherwise) then all of those who until then had made $10,000 more would now have the standard of living of the poorest. Inflation would ensue and we would have a LARGER poor population than before.
kwarner968 Wrote: Sep 28, 2012 11:46 PM
you farther than a bad one. But take two men, same age, education, social upbringing and throw them into the world. One will do better than the other - either through ones bad luck or the others good. Is one a victim? Only of chance, but chance IS a factor in our lives, whether we wish to admit it or not.

Lastly - stop blaming and shaming the poor. Imagine an economy with no working poor. Can you? Its not economically feasible. We rely on the poor - whether here or abroad - to provide us with cheap items. No matter what economies need the poor in order to survive. I'm not advocating socialism - its inefficient and costly - but I DO think the belief that 'everyone can make it' is ridiculous. If 'everyone' made it, none of us...
kwarner968 Wrote: Sep 28, 2012 11:46 PM
you farther than a bad one. But take two men, same age, education, social upbringing and throw them into the world. One will do better than the other - either through ones bad luck or the others good. Is one a victim? Only of chance, but chance IS a factor in our lives, whether we wish to admit it or not.

Lastly - stop blaming and shaming the poor. Imagine an economy with no working poor. Can you? Its not economically feasible. We rely on the poor - whether here or abroad - to provide us with cheap items. No matter what economies need the poor in order to survive. I'm not advocating socialism - its inefficient and costly - but I DO think the belief that 'everyone can make it' is ridiculous. If 'everyone' made it, none of us...
Mother Jones has obtained and released video of Mitt Romney saying some things that Americans and the media will no doubt take uncharitably.

There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to...