Romney defends calling 47% lazy, dependent

Sep 18, 2012 Full story: www.upi.com 65

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney defended remarks rejecting nearly half of Americans as lazy people who think they deserve government handouts.

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Tia

Summersville, WV

#1 Sep 18, 2012
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"All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to healthcare, to food, to housing, to you-name-it -- that that's an entitlement -- and the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what," Romney says in the video.

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I agree that perhaps Romney did not speak as eloquently as some of the silver tounge devils out there, but he has made his point. Just look at WV and how many people believe theye are entitled to housing, medical care, etc.

I'll say this as eloquently as I'm able, GET A JOB!
President Romney

Philadelphia, PA

#2 Sep 18, 2012
get your resumes together and get out there and pound the pavement you lazy obama freeloaders

the gravy train is over, it is not sustainable

we will not become Greece or Spain
President Romney

Indianapolis, IN

#3 Sep 18, 2012
The economy is good and there are plenty of jobs for everyone!
Birddog

Oak Hill, WV

#4 Sep 18, 2012
Romney killed his campaign today. No way in hell he can get out of this one.
watsamattu

Baldwyn, MS

#5 Sep 18, 2012
There are plenty of jobs for anyone that is willing to work. Maybe you can't find a job paying 15 dollars an hour but get 2 jobs paying 7.50 dollars an hour. I have worked as high as three jobs to make it ,and I have never drawn a dime in unemployment,or welfare.I am almost 70 and still work .Don't make much ,but it is better than freeloading off someone else.
Romney

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Sep 18, 2012
watsamattu wrote:
There are plenty of jobs for anyone that is willing to work. Maybe you can't find a job paying 15 dollars an hour but get 2 jobs paying 7.50 dollars an hour. I have worked as high as three jobs to make it ,and I have never drawn a dime in unemployment,or welfare.I am almost 70 and still work .Don't make much ,but it is better than freeloading off someone else.
This is what I like to see. Persons at 69 yrs of age working 3 jobs at $7.50 an hour. I love this. I must admit,if you had worked harder when you were younger you would've been a millionaire by now. I understand not everyone shares my work ethic(s) and are not qualified to realize their dreams. Some of us are definitely smarter. I'm a success. I'm very smart. I'm also very good looking. But I digress. A person can have a great life working at one job at $7.50 an hour. That's enough earnings to live in a nice home. To purchase a new automobile. Send your children to college. To eat good food. To buy nice things. It's certainly a good living and will allow you to cover any medical expenses that could arise for you and your family.

I'm not asking much from Americans. It's time the working class in America to start sacrificing for the betterment of our country. I've sacrificed my entire life for my country. I've probably sacrificed more than most. But the reality is the wealthiest of Americans are what makes our country great. Donald Trump is a role model to all Americans regardless of race,religion and social status. Snooki is an exemplary example of the trust-fund brats that are a big chunk of my constituency. The Kardashians represent the best of upper-class America.

These aforementioned individuals--the best our country has to offer-- really need those tax breaks for the rich. They've sacrificed enough. It's time for working America to stop being lazy,selfish and to start initiating some genuine sacrifice.
watsamattu

Baldwyn, MS

#7 Sep 18, 2012
Romney wrote:
<quoted text>
This is what I like to see. Persons at 69 yrs of age working 3 jobs at $7.50 an hour. I love this. I must admit,if you had worked harder when you were younger you would've been a millionaire by now. I understand not everyone shares my work ethic(s) and are not qualified to realize their dreams. Some of us are definitely smarter. I'm a success. I'm very smart. I'm also very good looking. But I digress. A person can have a great life working at one job at $7.50 an hour. That's enough earnings to live in a nice home. To purchase a new automobile. Send your children to college. To eat good food. To buy nice things. It's certainly a good living and will allow you to cover any medical expenses that could arise for you and your family.
I'm not asking much from Americans. It's time the working class in America to start sacrificing for the betterment of our country. I've sacrificed my entire life for my country. I've probably sacrificed more than most. But the reality is the wealthiest of Americans are what makes our country great. Donald Trump is a role model to all Americans regardless of race,religion and social status. Snooki is an exemplary example of the trust-fund brats that are a big chunk of my constituency. The Kardashians represent the best of upper-class America.
These aforementioned individuals--the best our country has to offer-- really need those tax breaks for the rich. They've sacrificed enough. It's time for working America to stop being lazy,selfish and to start initiating some genuine sacrifice.
I agree Trump is my role model,and if I live long enough I might catch up with him.If not I will go down swinging.(working)
watsamattu

Baldwyn, MS

#8 Sep 18, 2012
Not everyone in America is going to live in a nice home ,and drive a nice car,and be able to send their kids to college.When is it going to be realized by the Democrats.When the welfare dependants reach 51 % ,they will elect people that will give more and more entitlements to them ,till it breaks the backs of the people that are willing to work for what they have.I never lived in a nice house or drove a nice car,or was able to go to college.However I never even once thought it was an entitlement for me to have them.After I had worked for several years I was able to get a nice home and car.I never thought it was anyone elses place to see that I had food on my table.That is my place to feed my family and see that they have a place to live.If everyone else had to same attitude,there would be very little need for welfare or food cards.Only for the truly disabled and people that could not take care of themselves.I have nothing against rich people(GOD bless them)( I think he already has).
between

Fayetteville, WV

#9 Sep 18, 2012
You know what Mitt says is true. but I do not think that it is exactly 47% of the ppl thinking that they are owed anything, I agree with him to a point,Yes these people that are sitting home collecting ssi,foodstamps,medical care etc and are 100% capable of working any kind of job should get off their lazy arses and get a job.But,The ones that do work their arses off at a minimum wage job and have a family and can not make ends meet and need assistance,should receive assistance until they are to the point they don't need it no longer.And you always hear people say "Got to go to work to support the ones collecting assistance" well the ones that do work their tails off and get assistance is also paying for their assistance.Give assistance to the ones that do need it, not the ones that just want it because they are lazy slobs.My husband is a manager at a local buisness,we have car and 2 kids in school.He works various hours diffrent days of the week,I want to work,but it would be difficult working diffrent schedules together,and trying to get our kids to and from school and all the apts that we have and my medical conditions that require 8 diffrent medicines and several dr appts a week is just to much,especially with no help from family or friends,so he works and I take care of everything else that has to be done outside work and yes we recieve foodstamps and that is it.Its not that we WANT to recieve them, but we NEED the help,with all the bills and everything we have,without the foodstamps, I would have only 150 to spend on groceries a month to feed 4 ppl.So it is families like my own that do need assistance temporarly.But to the ones that can work and just dont want too, get off your lazy arses and do something to contribute!!
watsamattu

Baldwyn, MS

#10 Sep 18, 2012
Birddog wrote:
Romney killed his campaign today. No way in hell he can get out of this one.
He told the truth,and people don't want to hear it.There is an elephant in the living room and people don't see it.I'm sure some of the 47% really need the help but most could help themselves if they would.Everyone in America cannot live without taking care of themselves.Someone has to work to pay the taxes,and it is reaching the point to where the taxpayers can't pay any more . Just the ones that are unable to work should have Medicaid,and the ones that cannot take care of themselves should have welfare.
Jane Dough

Montpelier, VT

#11 Sep 18, 2012
Birddog wrote:
Romney killed his campaign today. No way in hell he can get out of this one.
if Obama survived "clinging to their bibles and guns", Romney will survive this...
watsamattu

Baldwyn, MS

#12 Sep 18, 2012
Romney wrote:
<quoted text>
This is what I like to see. Persons at 69 yrs of age working 3 jobs at $7.50 an hour. I love this. I must admit,if you had worked harder when you were younger you would've been a millionaire by now. I understand not everyone shares my work ethic(s) and are not qualified to realize their dreams. Some of us are definitely smarter. I'm a success. I'm very smart. I'm also very good looking. But I digress. A person can have a great life working at one job at $7.50 an hour. That's enough earnings to live in a nice home. To purchase a new automobile. Send your children to college. To eat good food. To buy nice things. It's certainly a good living and will allow you to cover any medical expenses that could arise for you and your family.
I'm not asking much from Americans. It's time the working class in America to start sacrificing for the betterment of our country. I've sacrificed my entire life for my country. I've probably sacrificed more than most. But the reality is the wealthiest of Americans are what makes our country great. Donald Trump is a role model to all Americans regardless of race,religion and social status. Snooki is an exemplary example of the trust-fund brats that are a big chunk of my constituency. The Kardashians represent the best of upper-class America.
These aforementioned individuals--the best our country has to offer-- really need those tax breaks for the rich. They've sacrificed enough. It's time for working America to stop being lazy,selfish and to start initiating some genuine sacrifice.
You are being silly ,if you work one job at 7.50 an hour you can't have a nice home, a nice car and you can't send your kids to college.However, neither you or anyone else is entitled to those things.The Democrats are telling people that they are entitled to those things to get votes,and it will break the backs of the working people if it continues.VOTE ROMNEY!!!
DOA

Belfry, KY

#13 Sep 18, 2012
His figures are not correct and he is a total stool.
watsamattu

Baldwyn, MS

#14 Sep 18, 2012
His figures may not be just exactly right ,however his statement is right.
watsamattu

Baldwyn, MS

#15 Sep 18, 2012
Birddog wrote:
Romney killed his campaign today. No way in hell he can get out of this one.
Everyone better hope and prey that he does get out of this one.We can't stand anothr 4 years of Obama.Our 16 trillion dollar debt will be 25 trillion if Obama is reelected.
Smile

Summersville, WV

#16 Sep 18, 2012
watsamattu wrote:
<quoted text>Everyone better hope and prey that he does get out of this one.We can't stand anothr 4 years of Obama.Our 16 trillion dollar debt will be 25 trillion if Obama is reelected.
And if he is and the debt rises to that number, you know who's fault that will be, right? Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush!

Chicago Crap Teacher

Philadelphia, PA

#17 Sep 18, 2012
Birddog wrote:
Romney killed his campaign today. No way in hell he can get out of this one.
no birdcrap, there's no getting out of telling the truth

you idiot
Birddog

Oak Hill, WV

#18 Sep 18, 2012
Chicago Crap Teacher wrote:
<quoted text>
no birdcrap, there's no getting out of telling the truth
you idiot
Pundits today, even loyal Republicans,are calling Romney's campaign 'An utter disaster'. How you like them apples?:D
Tony

Broken Arrow, OK

#19 Sep 18, 2012
Romney of the wealthy, for the wealthy, and by the wealthy. Romney only represents the wealthy as he says.
Tony

Broken Arrow, OK

#20 Sep 18, 2012
Maybe Romney and the Republicans could start a bidding war for votes. Who ever pays the highest amount of money for your vote wins. Let the bidding begin. This will boost the economy and give people more money to spend and putting money into the economy.

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