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Old 09-19-2012, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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One 61 year old republican in Florida who supports Mitt Romney said he feels like Romney wrote him off. The man is part of the 47% who doesn't pay income taxes, He works part time and said he was insulted by Romney's remark.

"I am insulted. I support you and you just wrote me off with the 47% who pay no taxes. In that group are those who cry every time they use food stamps; people who would trade them in a minute for a real job. In that group are Christians who shudder at the thought of voting for abortion and gay rights," he wrote in an iReport. "You have strengths that appeal to the demographic you just wrote off ... use it! In the middle of rich supporters you cannot afford to write off a huge group with a careless word."

Romney's remarks huge mistake or plain truth? – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:13 PM
 
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Hilarious...Romney wrote off a huge chunk of his voting base that fall under that 47% bracket including soldiers, retirees, people living in rural areas, even some students and min wage workers (quite a few of those groups vote Republican), disabled veterans etc.

Its clear that Romney hates anyone else other than ultra-wealthy multi millionaires and billionaires and considers the rest of Americans as serfs and peons who exist solely to slave for their feudal lord masters.
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:28 PM
 
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One 61 year old in FL, I know this election wil be tight, but maybe we can survive without his vote which Romney probably didn't have to begin with. Seniors are not stupid. Your IQ doesn't drop as soon as you start drawing Social Security. They know who Romney was speaking of and most of them can't stand Obama.
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:30 PM
 
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One 61 year old in FL, I know this election wil be tight, but maybe we can survive without his vote which Romney probably didn't have to begin with. Seniors are not stupid. Your IQ doesn't drop as soon as you start drawing Social Security. They know who Romney was speaking of and most of them can't stand Obama.
Who was he speaking of in your opinion then, black people? There arent that many of them in USA FYI.

He clearly called 47% of Americans moochers and scvm and there is no way you apologists can spin this campaign blunder of catastrophic proportions.
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:22 PM
 
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Romney has labeled seniors and veterans as moochers and dregs of society. Romney seems to forget that before seniors retired they all worked and paid a higher tax rate that he does. Our current day veterans are all volunteers who fought and fight for America as well as all Americans such as Mitt Romney, a draft dodger, and his non military able-bodied sons, I sincerely believe these vets are entitled to say the least. 50% of these good vets are homeless and 30% cannot find employment. Romney also asserts that these 47% pay no taxes but he fails to realize that they do pay property tax, state taxes, sales tax, etc. If these 47% stopped paying their property taxes municipalities all across the country would be filing for bankruptcy.

This should not surprise us as Mitt Romney has also declared that the middle class Americans earn between $200,000 and $250,000 annually.

There is no doubt that the Romney/Ryan team is determined to end Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. They are also determined to end entitlements for our good military service men and women. Romney/Ryan want to shift the entire tax burden to the working class Americans while giving the richest more tax breaks and incentives.

I believe that all of us, seniors, veterans and military personnel, should show Romney how little we matter, (as Mitt said), when our vote re-elects President Obama.
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:05 PM
 
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One 61 year old republican in Florida who supports Mitt Romney said he feels like Romney wrote him off. The man is part of the 47% who doesn't pay income taxes, He works part time and said he was insulted by Romney's remark.

"I am insulted. I support you and you just wrote me off with the 47% who pay no taxes. In that group are those who cry every time they use food stamps; people who would trade them in a minute for a real job. In that group are Christians who shudder at the thought of voting for abortion and gay rights," he wrote in an iReport. "You have strengths that appeal to the demographic you just wrote off ... use it! In the middle of rich supporters you cannot afford to write off a huge group with a careless word."

Romney's remarks huge mistake or plain truth? This Just In - CNN.com Blogs
This 61 yo Romney supporter who felt insulted by Romney's remark is typical of a big chunk of his Republican base. Low income, poorly educated white people who cheer when they listen to right wing talk radio hosts like Limbaugh attack "big government socialist programs" because, in their minds, Limbaugh was referring to programs benefitting minorities.

They never made the connection inside their pea brains that they also benefit from same reviled "socialist programs". It took a video of Romney thrashing the 47% before they realized that 1 + 1 = 2. Bingo. A bulb lights up inside their heads. It's as if a dark room is suddenly illuminated. And they are shocked to find themselves sucking hard on the government's socialist teat.
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:08 PM
 
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Hilarious...Romney wrote off a huge chunk of his voting base that fall under that 47% bracket including soldiers, retirees, people living in rural areas, even some students and min wage workers (quite a few of those groups vote Republican), disabled veterans etc.

Its clear that Romney hates anyone else other than ultra-wealthy multi millionaires and billionaires and considers the rest of Americans as serfs and peons who exist solely to slave for their feudal lord masters.





Bull, quit the manufactured class warfare crap.
We see right through it.
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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republicans (part of 47%) feel like Romney wrote them off

One 61 year old republican in Florida....

Is that only one or did you mean one more? Or you just making up stuff?

Are you aware that using the plural means more than one? Or you just practicing the ol' bamboozle, planning on another four years?
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