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Gov. Romney Was Correct

nomore Wrote: Sep 20, 2012 11:07 AM
No, this article is right. People on Social Security (including my parents) are dependent on the government for that cash. Social Security IS an entitlement. You paid in, and you are entitled to a return on your "investment" But, you are correct if you are arguing that they are in a different class than those on Welfare. People on Social Security did pay in and the government lied about what they were doing with the money. Nevertheless, it does not change the truth of the thrust of this article. Forty-seven percent of people do not pay income taxes, have no skin in the game and as a consequence, are happy to vote for those of us paying taxes to pay more. Social Security recipients DO pay taxes on that "income".
As readers of this column and viewers of Fox News Channel may know, I have not hesitated to criticize Gov. Mitt Romney's presidential campaign and the governor himself. I have argued that his message is muddled and his values are unknown beyond his ardent wish to improve economic conditions through the use of free market mechanisms rather than central economic planning, a position with which I agree entirely.

I have also maintained that his willingness to abandon, or not to accept, first principles has made these questions reasonable: If Romney is elected president, which Romney will show up for...