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After hearing this segment on "Up With Chris Hayes" on MSNBC, I'll be curious to see how Mitt Romney defends his cruel remarks to a group of his funders about how 47 percent of Americans don't pay income taxes.
One of Mitt's fundraisers and economic advisers, Emil Henry, said he would "triple down" on what Romney told his fundraisers.
So what does this mean? Is he going to raise taxes radically on average folks like me while cutting taxes for the richest 1 percent even deeper than anyone could imagine? Is Romney going to explode the federal deficit even more than Bush and the GOP Congress did when they first cut taxes for the richest 1 percent?
These Republicans have no right to blame President Obama for exploding the deficit when it was the policies that they enacted when Bush was in the White House that did the deed.
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For those who haven't seen the segment, here's the clip:

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I don't know if anyone else has posted this, but I hope that the more people see this, the less they'd even consider voting for Romney, even in the reddest of states.
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    "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." --Gandhi

    by alaprst on Sun Sep 23, 2012 at 09:34:55 AM PDT

  •  I watched enough of the mornig shows to hear what (1+ / 0-)
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    the party line is:

    Mitt was merely offering a political analysis of the electorate to his audience and was explaining why his message of lowering taxes wouldn't resonate with people who are already paying no taxes.

    Which is a completely pathetic load of bs since it conveniently ignores his tirade about how this 47 % group feel like they're victims who are entitled, ENTITLED!, to food, shelter, jobs, etc..

    His message to the audience was clearly, "I have to forget about the Moocher Vote." He didn't use the word 'Moocher" but he didn't need to - it absolutely was the subtext.

    In no way was he ever attempting to explain how it was that 47% of the public pays no income taxes while forgetting to mention the plethora of taxes and fees they do pay OR that they were getting benefits that they had paid their entire lives to receive.

    Play that clip from now until the election 24/7. It's clear what Mitt's message was and all the spin in the world can't change it. Plus, it was so inelegant!

    “Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” FDR

    by Phoebe Loosinhouse on Sun Sep 23, 2012 at 10:11:55 AM PDT

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