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

Penny49 Wrote: Sep 22, 2012 2:30 PM
It may be true that some of the people in that 47% believe in "individual responsibility" , but it's dangerous to have government subsidized citizens but each generation seem to "believe" it is their right to be given just a little bit more (when they are encouraged to believe this by government, teachers, etc.) Any government assistance (for able bodied individuals) should be accompanied by mandatory work requirements. It gives the individual a sense (and rightly so) of individual responsibility and gives them back their dignity.
racord Wrote: Sep 23, 2012 6:10 PM
Don't Forget: OBAMA IS TRYING TO STOP THE WORK REQUIREMENT. WHY? Maybe to destroy our economy.

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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