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Mitt Video an Opportunity, Not a Scandal

Steve of CA Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 3:34 PM
Many of the 47 percent who do not pay federal income taxes are Republicans, for example, working lower income people, retirees, disabled veterans. Romney was slandering his own base, without realizing it, apparently
MudontheTires Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 10:03 PM
Hey Steve, read my post at the top of this thread. The only thing Romney did was call attention to the fact that progs have been creating a dependent class in America with their socialist policies.
So what about the Democrats' would-be tempest about Mitt Romney's alleged 47 percent gaffe? Is there any "there" there?

Mitt's statement was made at a private fundraiser, where he was trying to explain that his message of reducing taxes would obviously not resonate with the 47 percent of Americans who are not paying income taxes. It's purely logical; you aren't going to entice those who aren't paying taxes with promises of lower taxes.

The statement was hardly shocking or unique. For years, we've heard the axiom that once the body politic of any nation freely votes itself...