Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Romney campaign: "Mitt Romney wants to help all Americans"

The Romney campaign has issued a statement regarding the video of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney telling millionaire donors on what he'd like to do to the Obama voters.  According to Talking Points Memo:
Mitt Romney's campaign responded to the hidden camera footage of Romney at fundraiser claimg that Obama's voters are "are dependent upon government" and "believe that they are victims" posted online in a statement Monday evening.
"Mitt Romney wants to help all Americans struggling in the Obama economy. As the governor has made clear all year, he is concerned about the growing number of people who are dependent on the federal government, including the record number of people who are on food stamps, nearly one in six Americans in poverty, and the 23 million Americans who are struggling to find work," Romney spokesperson Gail Gitcho said in a statement. "Mitt Romney's plan creates 12 million new jobs in four years, grows the economy and moves Americans off of government dependency and into jobs."
So which is the true Mitt Romney, and which is the lying Mitt Romney?  Was Mitt Romney lying to his millionaire donors that 47 percent of the American people are both mooching off the government, and not paying any income tax?  If so, then why was Romney lying to his big money donor base?  Or is Mitt Romney lying in saying that he wants to help all Americans who are struggling in the Obama economy, and are dependent on government programs to survive, when he is really concerned about his millionaire donors big tax cuts?  If this is true, then the 47 percent of Obama voters can drop dead, according to Romney.  So which is it?

Update:  Now Mitt Romney is responding to the video:

Here is the printed quote, via Daily Kos:
I believe the point I was made is that the president starts off with a large number of the voters, 47, 48, 49 percent, something like that. These are people who are in his camp and, uh, they will vote for him almost no matter what. [...] I point out I recognize that among those that pay no tax, approximately 47 percent of Americans, I’m not likely to be highly successful with the message of lowering taxes. [...] And so I then focus on those individuals who I believe are most likely to be able to be pulled into my camp and help me win the 51 or 50.1 percent that I need to become the next President.
So I guess Mitt Romney is more than happy to screw half the country. And he is more than happy to lie, according to the Romney campaign statement.

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