SECRET VIDEO: Romney Tells Millionaire Donors What He REALLY Thinks of Obama Voters

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SECRET VIDEO: Romney Tells Millionaire Donors What He REALLY Thinks of Obama Voters

When he doesn’t know a camera’s rolling, the GOP candidate shows his disdain for half of America.

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| Mon Sep. 17, 2012 1:00 PM PDT

During a private fundraiser earlier this year, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told a small group of wealthy contributors what he truly thinks of all the voters who support President Barack Obama. He dismissed these Americans as freeloaders who pay no taxes, who don’t assume responsibility for their lives, and who think government should take care of them. Fielding a question from a donor about how he could triumph in November, Romney replied:

There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. 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 health care, 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…These are people who pay no income tax. Continue reading “SECRET VIDEO: Romney Tells Millionaire Donors What He REALLY Thinks of Obama Voters”

Romney Regrets Unions Prevent Deep Cuts in Federal Workforce

By Peter Nicholas and Victoria McGrane, AP

September 18, 2012, 6:08 PM

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/David McNew)


Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney suggested he would reduce the federal government workforce if he wins the election and voiced regret that union protections would prevent him from cutting more deeply, in remarks at a secretly taped fundraising event.

The video of Mr. Romney’s private question-and-answer session with donors in May includes an exchange with a man who urged him to “clean house” if he is elected. The questioner described Attorney General Eric Holder as “probably the most corrupt” AG in U.S. history and advised Mr. Romney to target two regulatory agencies, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Continue reading “Romney Regrets Unions Prevent Deep Cuts in Federal Workforce”

Romney Says Remarks on Voters Help Clarify Position


September 18, 2012

Romney Says Remarks on Voters Help Clarify Position

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Mitt Romney on Tuesday defended his comments about people who are dependent on government services, saying that the secretly recorded video of him speaking at a fund-raiser last May actually helps to clarify the philosophical differences between himself and President Obama.

Mitt Romney spoke at a fund-raiser in
Salt Lake City on Tuesday, as the political
discussion swirled over comments he
made in a recorded video.

Facing an escalating torrent of criticism from Democrats and Republicans for characterizing 47 percent of the country as people who believe they are “victims,” Mr. Romney sought to steer the political conversation toward a debate about the size and scope of government in people’s lives.

Speaking to Neil Cavuto on Fox News, Mr. Romney said he stands by comments that he said demonstrates his belief in the power of free enterprise rather than a growing reliance on largess from the federal treasury.

“The president’s view is one of a larger government,” Mr. Romney said. “I think a society based upon a government-centered nation, where government plays a larger and larger role, redistributes money — that’s the wrong course for America.”

He added, “We believe in free people and free enterprise, not redistribution.” Continue reading “Romney Says Remarks on Voters Help Clarify Position”