Carter grandson arranged Romney video's release

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Sept. 21, 2012 8:09 a.m.

    I've asked many cashiers at grocery stores about people buying with food stamps. It came to ninety percent.

    If you look at children in our schools, most qualify for reduced or free lunches.

    Forty seven percent may have been a low figure.

    It's scary having people dependent on a government who is sixteen trillion dollars in debt.

    What's going to happen when the entitlements end, or run out? We're being led into a trap.

  • Counter Intelligence Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 19, 2012 11:43 a.m.


    Nice way to twist things

    Yes I know that many people need help and many people that do not pay taxes have in the past or will in the future - I also suspect that you know that Romney was not condemning the legitimately disadvantaged, but making comments about the dangers of a dependent society. But you would rather play oppressed misunderstood liberal, being thwarted by big mean right-wingers who dare question the legitimacy of you angelic compassion, rather than admit it. So I am not surprised (pleasantly or otherwise) by your feigned indignation

    The underlying philosophy of a nation of makers and takers is NOT healthy - it is completely irrational. It is nice to hear Romney say that.

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    Sept. 18, 2012 6:50 p.m.

    the only people "pleasantly surprised" are those that are not "rational" enough to know that the vast majority of that 47& (over 42%) which includes not just the poor but many middle class and upper class families work hard everyday and pay their own bills and pay all other taxes.

  • Counter Intelligence Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 18, 2012 1:46 p.m.

    Interesting that the left-wing press is all aghast at Romney's comments, while a great many people are are actually pleasantry surprised that Romney went off-script and told it like it is: Obama wants a dependent class who NEEDS him (with the uber-incompetent fictionalized Julia as his poster child)

    Obama is focusing on the video it their current campaign notices - but not offering a link because they know that most Americans actually agree with Romney - Too many people are free-loading and big government creates dependence which equals loss of freedom

    Romney has made no apology and has wisely asked that the entire video be released

    I would be truly ironic if another Carter handed the election to Republicans LOL

  • liberal larry salt lake City, utah
    Sept. 18, 2012 12:23 p.m.

    Hold on! You left out the good part of the story. The event was a $50,000. a plate fund raiser held at the home of the famous partier Marc J. Leder. Not only did Mitt come across like Thurston Howell the third, but he total mischaracterized the 47% of american household who pay no FEDERAL income tax. Many of the non payers are students, retired people, the disabled, and heck I even remember a year when Ronald Reagan didn't pay any federal income tax.