"Just when you think politics can’t sink any deeper into the mud, they rent a back hoe. This week, Obama’s campaign website posted a letter from a young woman with Down Syndrome. She wrote that she works and pays taxes, but because she gets some government support, she’s one of the 47 percent that Mitt Romney doesn’t care about. It’s sad that she’s been convinced of such a false idea, and it’s sickening to use her to score political points. I know of no Republicans who begrudge help to those who genuinely need it. But I do know the Democratic Convention was practically a four-day infomercial for taxpayer-paid abortion, for any reason. Today, as many as 91 percent of babies diagnosed prenatally with Down Syndrome are aborted. If you’re going to claim to be the only party that cares about people with Down Syndrome, seems to me the least you could do is defend their right to live."
She wrote that she works and pays taxesThen she's not one of the 47%she’s one of the 47 percent that Mitt Romney doesn’t care about. No one said Romney doesn't care about the 47%, he said that they would not be particularly open to his tax cut message since they don't pay any anyway.I know of no Republicans who begrudge help to those who genuinely need it. Some think that this help is more effectively and efficiently provided by charitable organizations and family than the government but unfortunately potential additional funds to help in this regard are taken by the government to provide inefficient methods of dealing with it.
But I do know the Democratic Convention was practically a four-day infomercial for taxpayer-paid abortion, for any reason.An infomercial? For any reason? Really?And this is in a complaint about politics sinking into the mud?The ironic lack of self-awareness is astonishing.
She wrote that she works and pays taxesiamski: Then she's not one of the 47%Oh yes she is. As you recognize below.she’s one of the 47 percent that Mitt Romney doesn’t care about.iamski: No one said Romney doesn't care about the 47%, he said that they would not be particularly open to his tax cut message since they don't pay any anyway.Well, the 0bama campaign and other left-wing dimwits/liars have, but I know what you mean. You are exactly right. But this woman hasn't "been convinced" of any such thing. She's a left-wing tool who was going to support 0bama. Romney said that since 47% of the people pay no federal income tax, his message of cutting spending and lowering the tax burden isn't going to appeal to them. I think he's wrong to that extent, because there probably are people among that 47% who are not economically illiterate, and still don't just support more spending and taxes on someone else. But the general point holds, for the most part, people who pay no income taxes don't see much personal incentive in lowering tax rates. Romney assumes they are all going to support 0bama (again, for the same reasons, this is a crude "all-or-nothing" shorthand that is wrong, but I get that he is generalizing). Romney isn't wasting his time/energy/money to appeal to people who have zero chance of voting for him. And this woman has zero chance of voting for him. Not because she just found out that gee, Romney doesn't care for her. But because she is simply a left-wing Democrat. Good for her. But that isn't Romney's fault. 0bama was wise not to waste the 47% attack in the debate, where Romney would have torched it for 67 million people to see. Much better to save it for his campaign speeches and ads where it can go unchecked, just like his other lies and deceptions like the mythical $5 trillion tax cut Romney is promising to everyone but nobody has any documentation of him actually doing so. I am sure that this will come up in the next debate, particularly since questions from the audience will be featured (after they are screened and selected by Democrat "moderators"). It would be shocking if Romney were not prepared for this. But 0bama should keep making hay out of it to the ignorant for as long as he can.
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