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Romney: "I Want to Help the 99 Percent"
7:31 PM, JAN 25, 2012 • BY JOHN MCCORMACK

After asking Mitt Romney twice whether the amount of taxes he paid was "fair," Univision host Jorge Ramos cut to the chase. "Governor, how much money do you have?"

"Well, you tell me and I'll tell you--I'm kidding," Romney replied, with a characteristic Romney chuckle. He said he'd already put that rough figure out in a financial disclosure forms, but Ramos wanted specifics. "Two hundred and fifty million?" he asked. "It's between 150 and 200 some odd million dollars," Romney finally replied. "I didn't inherit that money," he added.

During his appearrance at the candidates forum at Miami-Dade College, Romney deflected questions about his wealth by casting himself as the champion of average American workers. "I know what it takes to make America the most attractive place for jobs again," he said. "I want to do that not because I'm worried about the one percent. The 1 percent's doing fine. I want to help the 99 percent. I want to help middle-Americans get jobs that pay good wages."

more:
http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/univision-grills-romney_618576.html




In an emailed transcript from Univision radio, we discover that Occupy Wall Street is still driving the national conversation—even in the GOP primary!
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/01/25/1058515/-Mitt-Romney-practices-the-politics-of%C2%A0envy?via=blog_1

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