I guess a lot of republican christians are going to be surprised in the
millenium when Jesus says he wants to give money to the poor.
The President of the United States is President to 100% of the country, not 90%.
Sorry but Mitt botched that interview answer. It wasn't even a gotcha question
and he stepped in it....again. Unfortunately for the poor if Mitt
does become President they will be in a lot of trouble because his plan will
raise their taxes by over 60%. The "90% Middle" who according to him
are STRUGGLING will only get a 2% cut and the wealthy who according to him
"are doing just fine" will get a 15% cut in taxes.
Romney didn't say anything that is not true. The "very poor" (sadly)
have a HUGE safety net. A safety net so massive, in place because of the
Judeo-Christian values in America, that the very poor hardly have to lift a
finger to stay alive or even have a place to sleep. Medicare,
Medicaid, hospitals that won't turn anyone away that walks into an emergency
room even if they can't pay, banks who won't evict those in homes who fail to
pay their mortgage, churches, friends and neighbors, even complete strangers who
often help, state welfare, etc and all of this available to those who claim
"I'm helpless" without so much as a drug test while many of us who pay
for the needy (many of which are actually capable) have to PASS a drug test to
keep the job which pays for those who are "poor".About a
year ago I was shopping in my local grocery store late at night and saw a woman
with a shopping cart HEAPING with food, MUCH of it high fat junk food and sweets
and soda, and saw her pay with state issued food stamp coupons. Yes, it ticked
me off and I'm not afradi to say it.I believe that Jesus Christ had
it right when He said "Thou shalt not be idle; for he that is idle shall
NOT eat the bread nor wear the garments of the laborer." (D&C 42:42)Many of us are GLAD to help those who are truly needy but incessant
"safety netting" only breeds laziness and ingratitude.
I watched MSNBC plot this against Mitt Romney. If it appears that Mitt's
contenders are joining Democrats in defeating him it's only an appearance.
Truth is they are Democrats, and they don't want to be president, they were sent
by lobbyers and are funded by the Word Bank owned by Rothschild. They want
Obama another term, and Ron Paul laughs louder at Mitt's defeat. Mitt's defeat
is our defeat. The GOP candidates, news media, and Liberals are attacking him.
Are we going to attack him too? Will we self-destruct?
Small minds find confirming evidence, amplify it, and strengthen their own
narrative.Open minds accept the breath and depth of the situation in
its content, intent, complexity, and truth, and adjust their narrative
accordingly.All sides would do well to remember this.
We'll remember in November.Laugh it up now.Cry in
December.Republicans are mocking President Barack Obama for telling
an unemployed semi conductor engineers wife to send him a resume so he could try
to discover why the man has been out of work for three years.Obama
made his offer to Jennifer Wedel, a 29-year-old mother-of-two from Fort Worth,
Texas, after she questioned him during an experimental Google+ question and
answer session from the White House.Now the Republican National
Committee has launched a website, NotBetterOff dot com, in which it offers to
drop off any resume to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue."Were pretty
sure the 12 million jobless Americans would all love to send their resumes to
the White House for some help," RNC spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski said.Wedel told Obama about her husband during Monday's town hall and
questioned why the government continues to issue and extend visas for illegals
for specialized jobs when there are unemployed Americans in the same field.
From a 1964 speech by Lyndon Johnson-to create new federal programs:All this and more can and must be done. It can be done by this summer, and it
can be done without any increase in spending. In fact, under the budget that I
shall shortly submit, it can be done with an actual reduction in Federal
expenditures and Federal employment.Sounds like a lot of BO. If we
are still wrestling the same problems with having spent over ten trillion
dollars, than something different must be done.Mitt may have better
Pagan:That's why our country doesn't progress. Too much focus on the
poor. Schools don't progress, too much focus on the non achievers. It hinders
the others, and a safety net is the way to go.In 1964, President
Johnson declared a "war on poverty'. Ten trillion dollars later, poverty
more than tripled. Look it up , and you'll find Johnson's speech is almost
identical to Obama's. Maybe the same speech writers. You don't build a country
by making people dependent.Truth be known, Romney has given more to
the poor than you or I ever will. Only a few will be grateful, while others
become bitter. Want to improve the country, than focus on the
achievers and improve upon it.
If BO had said this, it wouldn't be news at all. Or if any one questioned the
intent of the statement, you would be labled a racist. By the way, how does
Pagan get away with all the insane cut and paste posts? Pagen do you have a Job?
If so, is it working for the DNC or are you constantly trolling the news, at the
expence of your employer?
continues as Part IISorry folks, in politics, what becomes damaging
is when a verbal gaffe fits a pre-existing narrative. And that's what happened
today when Mitt Romney uttered the words: "I'm not concerned about the very
poor." Romney's comment about not being concerned about the poor is his
latest statement that his rivals either Democratic or Republican could use to
portray Romney as being out of touch with average Americans. This is a time
people are worried. They're frightened. They want someone who they have
confidence in. Republicans jumped on President Obama for saying the word
"interesting" when a woman asked him a question about her unemployed
husband. (In that exchange, Obama asked the woman to send her husband's resume
to him.) All political candidates just like all non-politicians make verbal
gaffes. Romney won Florida with a coalition of women, Latinos, seniors,
"somewhat conservatives," the wealthy, and people who lived in three
basic regions. Jesus Christ is concerned about the very poor and Romney should
follow in his footsteps. Come this November 2012, better be more concerned
about the very poor, they vote also you know. Once again Romney shows how out of
touch he is.
First off Mitt Romney won Florida with a coalition of women, Latinos, seniors,
"somewhat conservatives," the wealthy, and people who lived in three
basic regions.Based on exit polls, revised this morning:- Women (49% of electorate): Romney 52%-28%- Latinos (14% of
electorate): Romney 54%-29%- 65+ (36% of electorate): Romney 51%-34%- Somewhat conservative (26%): Romney 52%-32%- $100K a year+ (31% of
electorate): Romney 52%-30% - $200K a year+ (9% of electorate): Romney
60%-23%- Miami and South (17% of electorate): Romney 56%-28%- South
Central (20% of electorate): Romney 50%-27%- Tampa Bay area (18% of
electorate): Romney 47%-27%So 55% of the electorate came from Miami,
South Central Florida and the Tampa Bay area, and Romney won in those places by
an average of 51%.continued below
'The poorest among us have become the scapegoats for all our economic problems
and political prop for the republicans...' - spring street | 2:42 p.m. Feb. 1,
2012 Supported: **'Hatch proposes drug testing for
welfare, unemployment recipients' - KSL News - 06/16/10 "We
should not be giving cash to people who basically are going to go and blow it on
drugs and not take care of their own children." - Sen. Orrin Hatch And yet: **'Hatch, Republicans challenge tax cut expiration' - By
Becky Bruce - Deseret News - 12/01/10 "WASHINGTON, D.C.
Republicans in the U.S. Senate are drawing a line in the virtual sand, vowing to
keep all legislation off the Senate floor unless Congress extends the Bush-era
tax cuts..." - article So, on the one hand: Anyone
on welfare and unemployment, do drugs. And on the other hand: We need to STOP the Senate, to keep taxes low, for the wealthy. Result? **'Study: Rich get a lot richer, outpace middle
class' - By Andrew Taylor - AP - 10/26/11 'It finds that after-tax
income for the top 1 percent of U.S. households almost tripled, up 275 percent,
from 1979 to 2007.' - article
Once again Romney shows how out of touch he is with the concerns of the real
world if he really believes the needs of the poor are taken care of. The poorest
among us have become the scapegoats for all our economic problems and
political prop for the republicans making it impossible to actually even suggest
maybe we are not effectively addressing their needs. The only good I can see
about this comment is that maybe it will force Obama off the political sidelines
on this issue and to finally take a serious stand for those most in need.
Perhaps we should ask Mitt (nicely, of course) what he considers "middle
class". After all, his tax returns show that someone earning $200,000 makes
about 1% of what he does. For all we know, you've got to be in seven figures to
warrant Mitt's attention.
Give me a break. First the media rails on Romney for staying away from the
media and being scripted, but whenever he talks freely they cut and piece out
his words to make him look bad. I agree with him 100%. If you are
extremely poor, (bottom 5%) there are plenty of resources out there for you.
There is WIC for women and medicare for medical expenses. Food stamps, housing
subsidies, welfare. As a president, you really don't want to focus your efforts
here. You want to put your energies into where the majority of the people need
your help - the middle class. As their lives improve, and more jobs become
available, the extremely poor also have a chance to rise.
So, Romney is not focused on the poor. They have a safety net. Let's LOOK at it, shall we? **'Republicans kill Senate
jobless aid measure' - By Andrew Taylor - AP - Published by DSNews - 06/24/10 **'Senate Republicans - again - kill bill for jobless aid' - By Stephen
Ohlemacher - AP - Published by DSNews - 06/30/10 (After 2010
Midterms) **House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits By
Andrew Taylor AP 11/18/10 Ok. So, Republicans do not
support that 'safety net.' How about jobs? Republican
speaker of the House: **'John Boehner: If GOP Cuts Cause Federal Job
Losses...'So Be It' - Huffington Post - 02/15/11 **Senate
Republicans likely to kill Obama jobs bill By Andrew Taylor AP Published by
DSNews 10/11/11Me: The Republican party does not care
about you, the well being of this country... **'Republicans bail on
budget talks, blame Democrats' - By David Espo - AP - Published by DSNews -
06/23/11 and work AGAINST, that very 'safety net' Mitt Romney will
never experience. They only support, big business. As
supported by the FIRST Wall Street bail out. And: **Mitt Romney:
Corporations are people...my friend - By Phillip Elliot - AP - Published by