Romney's secret video: 47% of America...

Romney's secret video: 47% of Americans have no work ethic

There are 16 comments on the story from Sep 18, 2012, titled Romney's secret video: 47% of Americans have no work ethic. In it, reports that:

Romney doesn't back away from message caught on secret tape

By the CNN Wire Staff updated 9:23 PM EDT, Tue September 18, 2012

Romney's charged comments at a May fund-raising event were recorded with a hidden camera. The video shows him telling his donors that nearly half of Americans back Obama because they rely on government support. "There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what," Romney says in one clip first posted on Monday afternoon. "There are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent on government, who believe that, that they are victims, who believe that government has the responsibility to care for them. Who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing."

CNN Fact Check: As of June 2011, 49% of Americans received some sort of financial support from the government, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. So that figure has some basis in fact.

But the number includes more than just people receiving anti-poverty assistance. It also includes Social Security and Medicare, the federal pension and health care programs for seniors -- programs that are funded by workers' payroll taxes and aren't typically associated with concerns about dependency. It also includes other benefits, such as worker's compensation or educational assistance for veterans.

-- The number of people who qualify for "means-tested" benefits, which require applicants to have incomes below a certain level, was 35.1%, according to the Census Bureau.

Watch the entire secret video here: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/09/watch-full-secret-video-private-romney-fundraiser

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working democrat

Asheville, NC

#1 Sep 19, 2012
If we cut off red states from federal assistance of all kinds, we could just starve the GOP into oblivion.
Curmudgeon

Savannah, GA

#2 Sep 19, 2012
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/09/us/politics...

Romney hobnobbing with the Multi-Billionaire Koch Brothers, picking up campaign cash, and being protested.

The Koch Brothers also want to Abolish Social Security, Medicare, Unemployment Insurance, and Public Schools, just to mention a few things they insist Must Go.
FactCheck

Burnsville, NC

#3 Sep 19, 2012
Romney SAID that 47% of Hobama SUPPORTERS will not change their minds. They are locked into voting for Homobama. This is not and has never been a secret. It does not include legal pensions such as social security, medicare, state and federal retirements etc.. It does include those who live by setting up baby factories and live off of their bastard kids, prisoners, welfare cheats, disability cheats, homosexuals, muslims, racist blacks, socialist, liberals, hispanics, political party suck ups, communist and an assortment of people who just cannot understand that Homobama has hads four years to do something and he has done NOTHING. The voting block has been no secret and tha HOMOBAMA people have counted on it from the very beginning. Homobama has made promises to all these groups. He came out in favor of homo weddings, not because he favors it, but he wanted the votes. 23,000,000,000 North Carolina residents are out of work or underemployed. Think for just five minutes and try to think of one thing he has done for America???? Mitt Romney spoke the truth and what we all have known, including our do nothing president.
Swamp Fox

Savannah, GA

#4 Sep 19, 2012
You Facts are Crooked.

Would be President Mitt Romney SAID, about his 47%, that these people don't pay any Federal Income Tax, that is True.

20 Million of those people are either Disabled on Social Security and Medicare, or they are Retired Seniors on Social Security and Medicare with an annual income so low that they don't Pay ANY Federal Income Tax.

YOU can't separate those people OUT of the 47% Group that Mitt Romney was talking about!!!!!

If you could do that, Romney wouldn't have a problem, NOR would he bne getting criticized by TOP MEMBERS of HIS OWN Party.

You can't separate the UNemployed from the Group of 47% that Mitt Romney was talking about.

You can't separate the Military serving in the WART ZONE who also Don't Pay any Federal Income Tax.

IN Short, If YOU can manage to do that, THEN YOU Need to Contact the Mitt Romney Campaign, Mitt NEEDS YOU Desperately.

You are just lying and creating your very own set of "Facts" to suit you, and YOU are hoping these people are Stupid Enough to Listen to You.
Barry Soetoro

United States

#5 Sep 19, 2012
“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years.”
― Alexis de Tocqueville
Swamp Fox

Savannah, GA

#6 Sep 19, 2012
War Zone
sportsfan71

Bristol, VA

#7 Sep 19, 2012
FactCheck wrote:
Romney SAID that 47% of Hobama SUPPORTERS will not change their minds. They are locked into voting for Homobama. This is not and has never been a secret. It does not include legal pensions such as social security, medicare, state and federal retirements etc.. It does include those who live by setting up baby factories and live off of their bastard kids, prisoners, welfare cheats, disability cheats, homosexuals, muslims, racist blacks, socialist, liberals, hispanics, political party suck ups, communist and an assortment of people who just cannot understand that Homobama has hads four years to do something and he has done NOTHING. The voting block has been no secret and tha HOMOBAMA people have counted on it from the very beginning. Homobama has made promises to all these groups. He came out in favor of homo weddings, not because he favors it, but he wanted the votes. 23,000,000,000 North Carolina residents are out of work or underemployed. Think for just five minutes and try to think of one thing he has done for America???? Mitt Romney spoke the truth and what we all have known, including our do nothing president.
That's some impressive statistics you are throwing around there, I didn't even know North Carolina had 23 billion residents. LMAO. You have to be the biggest idiot posting on this site. Do you not know when people read your posts they immediatly think you are a redneck homophopic racist moron and want to distance themselves from voting the way you do? Keep up the good work though, it's going to take more than 47% to keep the object of your obsessive insanity, where he rightfully belongs, in the Oval Office. keep up the good work, I thank you and I'm sure President Obama does too.
yur joking

Asheville, NC

#8 Sep 19, 2012
FactCheck wrote:
Romney SAID that 47% of Hobama SUPPORTERS will not change their minds. They are locked into voting for Homobama. This is not and has never been a secret. It does not include legal pensions such as social security, medicare, state and federal retirements etc.. It does include those who live by setting up baby factories and live off of their bastard kids, prisoners, welfare cheats, disability cheats, homosexuals, muslims, racist blacks, socialist, liberals, hispanics, political party suck ups, communist and an assortment of people who just cannot understand that Homobama has hads four years to do something and he has done NOTHING. The voting block has been no secret and tha HOMOBAMA people have counted on it from the very beginning. Homobama has made promises to all these groups. He came out in favor of homo weddings, not because he favors it, but he wanted the votes. 23,000,000,000 North Carolina residents are out of work or underemployed. Think for just five minutes and try to think of one thing he has done for America???? Mitt Romney spoke the truth and what we all have known, including our do nothing president.
NC population is 9,656,401 and 8.1% are unemployed. McDowell county, of course, has a higher rate of unemployment. 75% of all white babies born in this county were to single mothers- they are all on welfare and all their kids are on welfare. Most of the dads are deadbeats. The county is also undereducated with a less than 10% with a bachelors degree or higher. The poverty level is about 17%- higher than the state average.

MY POINT IS: In McDowell people are poor, not that educated, a ton of people get government assistance, 95% of the people are white, 75% of the white babies don't have a dad in the picture, a the unemployment rate is higher than the state average - AND GUESS WHAT ---- in the last election the county was 63% republicans.

All kinds of people vote repub in spite of the fact that they are - as you would say - a total drain on society.
Factcheck

Burnsville, NC

#9 Sep 19, 2012
FactCheck wrote:
Romney SAID that 47% of Hobama SUPPORTERS will not change their minds. They are locked into voting for Homobama. This is not and has never been a secret. It does not include legal pensions such as social security, medicare, state and federal retirements etc.. It does include those who live by setting up baby factories and live off of their bastard kids, prisoners, welfare cheats, disability cheats, homosexuals, muslims, racist blacks, socialist, liberals, hispanics, political party suck ups, communist and an assortment of people who just cannot understand that Homobama has hads four years to do something and he has done NOTHING. The voting block has been no secret and tha HOMOBAMA people have counted on it from the very beginning. Homobama has made promises to all these groups. He came out in favor of homo weddings, not because he favors it, but he wanted the votes. 23,000,000,000 North Carolina residents are out of work or underemployed. Think for just five minutes and try to think of one thing he has done for America???? Mitt Romney spoke the truth and what we all have known, including our do nothing president.
SSDD
Factcheck

Burnsville, NC

#10 Sep 19, 2012
yur joking wrote:
<quoted text>
NC population is 9,656,401 and 8.1% are unemployed. McDowell county, of course, has a higher rate of unemployment. 75% of all white babies born in this county were to single mothers- they are all on welfare and all their kids are on welfare. Most of the dads are deadbeats. The county is also undereducated with a less than 10% with a bachelors degree or higher. The poverty level is about 17%- higher than the state average.
MY POINT IS: In McDowell people are poor, not that educated, a ton of people get government assistance, 95% of the people are white, 75% of the white babies don't have a dad in the picture, a the unemployment rate is higher than the state average - AND GUESS WHAT ---- in the last election the county was 63% republicans.
All kinds of people vote repub in spite of the fact that they are - as you would say - a total drain on society.
WTF? He's one of them. White, privileged and brain dead. Give it up, he has a 4th grade mentality and education. Ignore the troll. He /she/ it will dissapear.
Factch

Burnsville, NC

#11 Sep 19, 2012
sportsfan71 wrote:
<quoted text>That's some impressive statistics you are throwing around there, I didn't even know North Carolina had 23 billion residents. LMAO. You have to be the biggest idiot posting on this site. Do you not know when people read your posts they immediatly think you are a redneck homophopic racist moron and want to distance themselves from voting the way you do? Keep up the good work though, it's going to take more than 47% to keep the object of your obsessive insanity, where he rightfully belongs, in the Oval Office. keep up the good work, I thank you and I'm sure President Obama does too.
Amen.Amen amen amen. Preach it BROTHER! He is the rebubs worst nightmare and a democrats wet dream.:)
OFoPreacher

Little Switzerland, NC

#12 Sep 19, 2012
FactCheck wrote:
Romney SAID that 47% of Hobama SUPPORTERS will not change their minds. They are locked into voting for Homobama. This is not and has never been a secret. It does not include legal pensions such as social security, medicare, state and federal retirements etc.. It does include those who live by setting up baby factories and live off of their bastard kids, prisoners, welfare cheats, disability cheats, homosexuals, muslims, racist blacks, socialist, liberals, hispanics, political party suck ups, communist and an assortment of people who just cannot understand that Homobama has hads four years to do something and he has done NOTHING. The voting block has been no secret and tha HOMOBAMA people have counted on it from the very beginning. Homobama has made promises to all these groups. He came out in favor of homo weddings, not because he favors it, but he wanted the votes. 23,000,000,000 North Carolina residents are out of work or underemployed. Think for just five minutes and try to think of one thing he has done for America???? Mitt Romney spoke the truth and what we all have known, including our do nothing president.
With ignorant people such as yourself that is why the GOP is going down. Now being mitt is gone all we need to do is get the teapartiers out of congress and America will survive even without you.
sportsfan71

United States

#13 Sep 19, 2012
Barry Soetoro wrote:
“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years.”
&#8213; Alexis de Tocqueville
This is an almost accurate acessment. Our system of government is almost identical to the government of the Roman Empire, undeniably one of the most powerful govrnments in history. However with Rome, it's governments demise did not come at the hands of it's poverty sricken citizens, their elderly, their children, or the mentally and physically handicapped they opressed and over taxed, but from the greed of it's elite, who paid nothing in and spent lavishly on their lifetyles and pet projects.
tink e means

Asheville, NC

#14 Sep 21, 2012
yur joking wrote:
<quoted text>
NC population is 9,656,401 and 8.1% are unemployed. McDowell county, of course, has a higher rate of unemployment. 75% of all white babies born in this county were to single mothers- they are all on welfare and all their kids are on welfare. Most of the dads are deadbeats. The county is also undereducated with a less than 10% with a bachelors degree or higher. The poverty level is about 17%- higher than the state average.
MY POINT IS: In McDowell people are poor, not that educated, a ton of people get government assistance, 95% of the people are white, 75% of the white babies don't have a dad in the picture, a the unemployment rate is higher than the state average - AND GUESS WHAT ---- in the last election the county was 63% republicans.
All kinds of people vote repub in spite of the fact that they are - as you would say - a total drain on society.
Think s/he means that Mitts position that all the people in poverty, welfare dependents, and non-taxpayers are going to vote Democrat is COMPLETELY WRONG given the FACT McDowell county always votes at least 63% Republican. Course s/he might mean something else.... thats the way I take it.
Charles Scamardo

Dallas, TX

#15 Sep 21, 2012
If you put gasoline in your car you pay a Federal tax.
Bjorn

Stockholm, Sweden

#16 Sep 23, 2012
this romney it is rel shame for usa and it is shame that there are such people, who vote for such scumbag.

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