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

Texas Chris Wrote: Sep 24, 2012 8:36 AM
Good luck. Another trueism is that politicians will promise whatever it takes to get re-elected. Even conservatives want to preserve Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Road Welfare, Unemployment... A host of government programs, all unconstitutional.

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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