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Tue Sep 18, 2012, 04:25 PM

Politico Breaking News: "Mitt Romney refused to back down" (from email from Politico)

Source: Politico

Mitt Romney refused to back down Tuesday afternoon over comments he made that "47 percent" of people in America "are dependent upon government" and "believe that they are victims."

"There are a number of retirees, members of the military and so forth who aren't paying taxes, and that's as it should be," the GOP presidential nominee told Fox News's Neil Cavuto. "But I do believe we should have enough jobs and take-home pay such that people have the privilege of higher incomes that allow them to be paying taxes. I think people would like to be paying taxes. The good news is if you're doing well enough financially that you can pay a tax. And the problem right now is you see in this country so many people have fallen into poverty that they're not paying taxes they have to rely on government and the right course to help them is not just to have government handing out but instead government helping people to get back to good jobs."


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Reply Politico Breaking News: "Mitt Romney refused to back down" (from email from Politico) (Original post)
Bertha Venation Sep 2012 OP
aquart Sep 2012 #1
Redfairen Sep 2012 #14
movonne Sep 2012 #2
fun n serious Sep 2012 #3
mac56 Sep 2012 #4
Volaris Sep 2012 #10
Blue_Tires Sep 2012 #15
maxrandb Sep 2012 #24
oliverrams1 Sep 2012 #5
msongs Sep 2012 #6
heaven05 Sep 2012 #18
sinkingfeeling Sep 2012 #7
JBoy Sep 2012 #8
Downwinder Sep 2012 #9
Tx4obama Sep 2012 #11
svip Sep 2012 #12
magic59 Sep 2012 #13
Marrah_G Sep 2012 #16
lavenderdiva Sep 2012 #17
L0oniX Sep 2012 #19
Kteachums Sep 2012 #20
shanti Sep 2012 #21
Shitty Mitty Sep 2012 #22
GeorgeGist Sep 2012 #23

Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 04:28 PM

1. Does he plan to feed them while helping them?

Will he ship Americans to China?

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Response to aquart (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 05:25 PM

14. We'll find out after he runs his focus group - nt

Nt

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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 04:28 PM

2. Has he paid any taxes???who knows..he won't show us

his tax returns...he might be part of the 47%...

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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 04:29 PM

3. There he goes again

Now they " have to" rely on government and they GOVERNMENT should help them back into good jobs? WTF? Didn't he just flip?

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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 04:30 PM

4. "I think people would like to be paying taxes.

The good news is if you're doing well enough financially than you can pay a tax."

I think my head just exploded.

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Response to mac56 (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 04:43 PM

10. You beat me to it. The people at the secret fundraiser dinners wont like that,

not ONE. LITTLE. BIT.

Secondly, he can't even FIX IT without making it worse. (not that he thinks it needs fixing, but you know where I'm going with this)

God what a jackass. The narcissism of this man is approaching Cheney Levels.

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Response to Volaris (Reply #10)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 05:28 PM

15. They know he's just being fake since he's in full damage-control mode...

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Response to mac56 (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 04:02 PM

24. Don't the Right Wingnut Asshats always say

"if you want to pay more taxes, there's nothing stopping you from writing a check".

Or is that option just for rich people.

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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 04:31 PM

5. His Taxes

We don't even know for sure if he's paying taxes. What a joke!

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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 04:33 PM

6. hey romney believes in "...government helping people to get back to good jobs." nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 08:23 PM

18. which ones

the thousands of jobs he sent to china? those jobs? right

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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 04:35 PM

7. So Mitt, since your number one business rule is 'cut costs', are you saying all you

'job creators' are going to start paying a living wage?

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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 04:38 PM

8. He forgot the part where he calls those people lazy freeloaders

that don't want to take any personal responsibility.

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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 04:43 PM

9. How many of that 47% are victims of Bain capitalism?

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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 04:45 PM

11. Here's a VIDEO


Mitt Romney Doubles Down To Neil Cavuto On Hidden Camera Video Remarks
Video here: http://www.mediaite.com/tv/mitt-romney-doubles-down-to-neil-cavuto-on-hidden-camera-video-remarks/

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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 04:47 PM

12. Ironic here that ..

.. Mitt wants to talk about how much 47% of Americans pay, or don't pay, in taxes. But yet he doesn't want that 47% of the electorate, that he claims he isn't worried about, to talk about HIS taxes.

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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 05:00 PM

13. The more that fascist nut struggles

 

the tighter his political noose gets.

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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 05:32 PM

16. Of course that isn't what he said in the video

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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #16)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 05:57 PM

17. of course not

now he's 'speaking more elegantly', and trying to pull the wool over everyone's eyes....

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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 09:08 PM

19. The arrogant fool is destroying himself. Thanks much!

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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 09:16 PM

20. Truth be known he would like to cut everybody's salary including the minimum wage!

He would like to get rid of unions and make people work for nothing. He would like the rich to prosper while the middle class funds their prosperity.

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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 09:19 PM

21. pride goeth before a fall

his pride doesn't allow him to backtrack, such a small man!

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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 10:14 PM

22. FUCK SHITTY MITT ROMNEY

Fuck him, fuck him, fuck him! I know at least one guy at work who was a Shitty Mitty supporter until this came out, and now he has the same feelings as myself: FUCK MITT WITH A TELEPHONE POLE!

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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 08:22 AM

23. Hey Mitt I'll show you my taxes if you show me yours.

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