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Gov. Romney Was Correct

Ron-CA Wrote: Sep 20, 2012 8:24 PM
Apparently you are one of the folks that is just too lazy to do some fact checking. Your own Communist News Network (CNN) had the following article: Which pegs the number at "nearly 50%" Maybe you should stop calling everyone who doesn't agree with you "dumb" and do a little honest research yourself.
jsalter Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 9:52 AM
jsalter Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 9:46 AM
And lets not forget your own Townhall Editor Mr. Glass wrote an article saying that Romney was wrong...justs takes a little research and common sense..thats much better than just taking someone's word for it. But hey this is townhall, so what do you expect.
jsalter Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 9:40 AM

I mean you could cut and paste an article that only speaks to half the issue or you can research the all of Romneys claims...but typical Romney says jump and you say how high...and you call me lazy
jsalter Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 9:27 AM
Gimme a few more minutes I am just getting started
jsalter Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 9:26 AM
Moreover, Republican policy -- on the part of Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush -- has pushed to move poorer people off of the federal income tax rolls, as noted by the Washington Post's Ezra Klein and Newsweek's Matt Zeitlin.
jsalter Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 9:26 AM
It was also inaccurate for Romney to claim that those who don't pay federal income taxes would vote for President Obama "no matter what." Nearly all states with a high percentage of Americans that don't pay federal income taxes vote Republican in presidential elections, according to the Washington Post.
jsalter Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 9:26 AM
It is true that 46 percent of American households did not pay federal income taxes last year, according to the Tax Policy Center. But that number is unusually high, in part because of the recession -- and a majority of that 46 percent still paid payroll taxes. Only 18 percent of American households paid no income taxes and no payroll taxes last year. It is largely low-income seniors and very poor people that legally don't pay federal income taxes or payroll taxes, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Tax Policy Center.
jsalter Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 9:25 AM
Romney's 47 percent figure lumped together separate groups that have little relation to one another. Most Americans do pay taxes: The poorest fifth of Americans paid an effective tax rate of 17 percent last year, and the second-poorest fifth paid an effective tax rate of 21 percent, when factoring in payroll taxes, sales taxes and property taxes, among others, according to Citizens for Tax Justice.
jsalter Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 9:25 AM
Actually you are dumb. We are talking about those that really on it and are on it because they want to be on it. We are talking about Romney saying that 47% are lazy and unmotivated. We are talking about Romney's claim that 47% consider themselves victims. We are talking about his argument in totality. That article speaks nothing to that claim. And your own townhall editor wrote an article saying that Romney is just wrong. Again I say if you believe that 47% of this country rely on government and are lazy and unmotivated then you are dead wrong and you are dumb to believe that-- because there is not proof whatsoever. So my friend get off of the false news network
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...