In his bitter words.
I believe Romney was saying that these 47% don't pay federal income tax. Which is not disputable. And there are studies that do support Romney assertion about government dependence and how more people than ever before are on government dependence. But I guess Democrats and Obama supporters don't really have a problem with this issue. As someone told me recent, "when 51% of the public realize that they can elect policitians who will PAY them to stay home and not work, the country will be screwed."
We're only 4% away. But if Obama and the Democrats have their way, we will be there sooner rather than later. All the more votes for them!!!!! Remember the woman who said she would vote for Obama because he would pay for her gas and mortgage? There are many more of those voters out there who think just like she does.
After reading the link it is that the lax regulations of the past 30+ years caused much of the problems of today. Yes some of the regulation need review. They may be obsolete or passed their due date. Yet to get that done we will need a bigger regulation workforce.
The sins of the last generation of political leaders are the crows that are coming home to roost. It was the politicians that failed to stop the break up of companies,off shoring,housing loans that were illegally made. Yet the history of this foolishness seems to be lost. Congress is to blame for many of the ills.
Uncertain future is an issue. But it was last year's congress was to blame. But corporations are sitting on vast amounts of cash. The jobs that are available now pay less than the ones that were lost. That means less discretionary spending. As a consumer economy the good well paying jobs with benefits are much more rare than they were.
Many of those jobs that paid are never coming back. It is up to the private employers to employ with good wages and benefits.
Fine vote for Obama, the facts are there, you choose not to see. This country is in dire shape, which more spending cannot resolve and the left thinks tax hikes are the answer, the only answer. I have more hopes for my children then to be the life long receipients of hand outs, that's why I'm voting for change.
Why dire shape? Where was your outrage over deficits when we were talking them in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and every year until the recession hit in September 2008? What side of the war were you on? What side of the 2003 tax cut?
When Bush acted in September 2008, I agreed with his action. When Obama took office, the economy was four months into a serious tanking. If you think any president can snap fingers and *poof* its fixed, good luck. No matter if McCain or Obama won, there had to be a stimulus package. Either would have benefited, and either would have inherited an atrocious economy.
Oh, I don't believe Romney is clueless. In fact, I think this is a golden opportunity for Romney to hammer Obama on his failure as a leader and how more people are on welfare and foodstamps than ever before. Bitter? Naaaa, I think the only ones who are bitter are the ones who are mad at Romney for stating the truth and also the ones who won't vote for him "no matter what".
Why? Because did you actually watch the recording, you know, where *your guy* says he wishes to 'kick the can down the road' on Palestine-Israel and China-Taiwan? Yup, kick the can, and 'hope it resolves between now and then'.
Now run that leadership thing by me again.
Nah, Not bitter just politics, And a lot of its true.
I adjudicated over six thousand unemployment claims. I can count on one hand the number of people not interested in looking for work.
In FL, they started drug testing TANF recipients. It turned out less than 3% tested positive. The right persists with these stereotypes, without checking their facts.
47% might not pay income tax, but most pay other taxes.
These claims of lazy people I can't countenance. It's bull doo doo. You can find as many freeloaders amongst the wealthy, who inherit the wealth. Mitt Romney, Mr I did it myself, can't even see how his name got him in doors when younger. He can't see the advantages his parents wealth and status brought him. He can't see the advantages gained through our tax system, our infrastructure, the protection afforded inside and outside the country of his assets.
You will find people in all classes who take advantage, and people in all classes who work hard.
...and Republicans are far more likely to take advantage of tax breaks. On and on it goes.
I don't want this argument between rich and poor, and we didn't start it. The right did, just as it started a war on women. In my 57 years, I've seen contentious poltics, but the prejudice, the ugliness that comes from the right now is mind boggling.
Republicans like Alan Simpson, someone quite conservative, shakes his head in disgust. You vote out a decent person like Lugar. You've elected people who 45 years ago would never have seen light of day in any respectable political discussion.
Way to go.