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Did Romney Mean We Are Becoming A Nation of Moochers?

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And where would he ever gotten such an idea? Hmmmm. 

Of course, the MSM is treating this as if it were a horrific gaffe. But Romney appears to have been addressing the growing gap of the makers and the takers and the growing push to make  more Americans dependent on the government. In other words, this "gaffe" meets the classic Kinsley definition: "A gaffe is when a politician tells the truth - some obvious truth he isn't supposed to say."[9

Mitt Romney described almost half of Americans as “dependent upon government” during a private reception with donors earlier this year and said those voters will likely support President Obama because they believe they are “entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it.”..

In one video segment, Mr. Romney described how his campaign is writing off “47 percent of the people” who will vote for Mr. Obama “no matter what.” He adds that those people “are people who pay no income tax” and says “so our message of low taxes doesn’t connect."

Wherever could have gotten such notions? Maybe Paul Ryan is sharing his reading list. 

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