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Published: Tuesday, Sept. 18 2012 10:41 a.m. MDT

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LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

What IF....

Mitt Romney is caught in this videeo, accusing 47% of Americans not paying income taxe as being "victims".

And the highest ranking U.S. Senator who has accused him of not paying any income tax for the last 10 years,
And Mitt Romney has defiantly refused to follow in his own Father's footprints and disclose his tax information,
because it turns out that Senator Reid was telling the truth?

I can not think of a more ugly and un-happy ending.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Just when you thought it couldn't get worse...
Mitt Romney gets caught accusing 47% of America as being "victims" because they didn't pay income tax.
The ONLY thing worse than this I suppose, would be that after defiantly refusing to follow his own Father’s footsteps and disclosing his own tax forms for months,
Would be for Americans to find out Senator Reid was right all along, and that Mitt Romney has paid NO income tax for the last 10 years.
I can’t imagine a worse scenario for Republicans to be in 7 weeks before the election.

Pack
Layton, Utah

So where does the entitlement of something for nothing which so many Americans have, come from if not from the government?

LelandTC
West Valley City, 00

Much ado about nothing...
47% don't pay income taxes.
Reducing government will get rid of or reduce some programs benefitting people who are recieving some kind of government assistance.
Let me illustrate how that may not be a bad thing...
35 years ago. I lost my leg to a drunk driver. My artificial leg at that time cost $500.00. It was a good size expense for me, but I could manage it. Then government stepped in with their programs to "help" handicapped people and immediately the cost of the leg shot up to over $2000.00. I could no longer afford to get the leg on my own and was forced to get government assistance on your, the taxpayer's dime.
Today a leg cost's over 20,000.00. The government and taxpayer is being taken to the cleaners. And you wonder why taxes have to keep going up so much? I don't believe this was an exception to the rule. I think there are other more efficient ways to help the needy than through the government dole. One thought, rather than paying for handicap services directly, support non-profit organizations that do this same thing.

spring street
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

@pack
less then 9% of the population receives any kind of "entitlements and less then 4% rely on it as their sole source of income. If you are talking about why some people do not have to pay income taxes or pay at a much reduced rate you would have to ask Romney that since he pays less then half the rate I do, ask him about why he feels entitled.

Mark B
Eureka, CA

I'm not positive on the answer to Pack's question, but one answer could be...the private equity investment industry. Anyway, it seems to pay much better than anything the government has going.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

I see more money, and more businesses on Corporate Welfare than I do the people's General Welfare.

Do you suppose Romney is upset with WallStreet, Banks and other Corporations who pay NO taxes?
Who are "entitled" to Government perks and hand-outs,
since he believes Corporations are People too.

Counter Intelligence
Salt Lake City, UT

no reason for Romney to get back on track - because his video actually helps him with his base and independents; the only people offended are the professional victim class that secretly know he is right

merich39
Salt Lake City, UT

Counter Intelligence...

Yeah, sure. It might help Mitt with the GOP base, but it will definitely hurt him with independents. I'm an independent who has voted GOP numerous times. I'll never give my vote to Mitt. Never.

Is it too late for the GOP to nominate a different candidate? One who doesn't suffer from foot in mouth disease?

Tolstoy
salt lake, UT

@CI

the professional victim class? really? you think that helps his campaign? You do realize that the "professional victim class" includes not only poor working class people but also many in the middle class and upper classes.

Furry1993
Ogden, UT

To merich39 4:33 p.m. Sept. 18, 2012

Is it too late for the GOP to nominate a different candidate? One who doesn't suffer from foot in mouth disease?

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Agreed. I keep hoping that the Republicans will gain some common sense and put Jon Huntsman on the ticket, at its head. He is the only sane, rational candidate the Republicans had in this election cycle. AND he is the one with the experience, both domestic and foreign, to get this country going the right way. The party won't, of course -- Huntsman is too sane and rational, and is not an extreme far right wing authoritarian.

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