Tom Foreman fact checks Mitt Romney's controversial remarks and takes a look at who is in Romney's "47%."
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I am a victim of my illness, not my government.
I am in the 47%. I sweated and trusted the Government with my savings, they sweated and trusted the banks with their savings, and now they want to draw out mine and leave theirs. Wake up your conscience!!
My 80 yr old grandma is one of the 47 percent. She was housewife who raised 4 kids, never a victim, never lazy. She now lives on the social security and Medicare that my grandfather paid into – and Romney / Ryan want to hand it over to wall street. I suspect they'll rob us all and hide it in offshore accounts.
I am Romney's "47%." Viet Nam Vet with 100% disability, and I am senior citizen collecting social security I sure as hell Earn it the hard way by serving my country and working hard. Is this how he going to treat the vats and seniors, is this why he selected Ryan the butcher of medicare and social security to cut all are benefits and give more to the rich is this the Romney & Ryan way?
Wolf I take exception with your statement about people paying into SS for 30-40 years ......IT was / is MANDATORY ... To "pay in" we were not given a choice.....DAM RIGHT we expect a return on our mandatory" pay in "for Social Security!!!!!!
You political pundits think what Romney said is going to be bad for him. I think its going to have the opposite effect. I was an Obama supporter in 08, but since then his policies have really turned me off. I think this issue is something that most americans are concerned with. The huge debt . I am one of those 47% who doesn't pay federal income taxes. I think this is wrong, we should not be along for a free ride and let someone else pay our way. Don't punish success.
Redistribution of wealth is a bad thing? Any taxation is a reditribution of wealth. Giving money I pay in taxes to subsidize oil companies is a good redistribution in the eyes of the GOP. Keeping fellow Americans fed and housed is a bad redistribution by Romney's reckoning. How is it possible that most voters see this for what it is. Grasping at straws by someone who's in over his head.
WTG CNN on fact checking who's in Romney's 47% who see themselves as victims and likely to vote for Pres Obama also where are most of these 47%ers live in Red or Blue states?
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