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Tue Oct 2, 2012, 06:14 PM

Paul Ryan: 30 Percent 'Want Their Welfare State,' 70 Percent 'Want The American Dream' [View all]

Source: Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan, share a similarly dim view of a very large portion of Americans, according to previously unreported remarks by Ryan. Both believe that many of their fellow citizens are dependent on government and have no motivation to improve their lives -- but they disagree over the precise number.

Romney's estimate, famously, is 47 percent. For Ryan, it's 30 percent.

"Seventy percent of Americans want the American dream. They believe in the American idea. Only 30 percent want their welfare state," Ryan said. "Before too long, we could become a society where the net majority of Americans are takers, not makers."

Ryan's comments were delivered as part of his keynote address at The American Spectator's 2011 Robert L. Bartley Gala Dinner, which the magazine posted online. A reader tipped HuffPost to Ryan's speech, given in November -- six months before Romney's videotaped remarks.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/02/paul-ryan-30-percent-welfare-state_n_1933730.html




This news is just now breaking.

The headline currently at HuffPo on the front page is: RYAN CAUGHT ON TAPE: 30% OF AMERICANS WANT WELFARE
Check out the photo HuffPo is using on their front page of Ryan's tongue sticking out: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/

Al Sharpton is fixin' to play the TAPE and discuss this when he returns from commercial.



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