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”