In one clip, Mr Romney says: “There are 47 per cent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what…who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe they are entitled to healthcare, to food, to housing, to you-name-it…These are people who pay no income tax.”
Mr Romney added: “My job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”
Jim Messina, Mr Obama campaign manager, responded: “It’s hard to serve as president for all Americans when you’ve disdainfully written off half the nation.”
Sadly, it appears that Mitt Romney is the product of a limited education despite his degrees from big name schools. People used to be taught the fundamentals of government in a high school class called Civics. He must have missed it. Too busy going to “Seminary”* perhaps?
Government is what keeps us from stealing from and killing one another. Do you want a good government, or a bad government, like we have now? This government only pretends to work for the well-being of all of its citizens. After all, everyone knows that if the workers are happy, well-fed and housed, with great health care, it’s easier to become rich because you can get more work from a healthy laborer than a sick one.
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Do not despair! The full text is available in lots of other places as well. Like at that liberal radical commie website Forbes. *snicker*
Meanwhile, Mitt is busy alienating tobacco-chawing beer-drinking white midwestern businessmen.
*Seminary is a class that most Mormon (LDS) high school students in states like Utah and Idaho are allowed to take as part of their daily education curriculum.
+The FT says “this” when I copy a section of an article.
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