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Did Mitt Romney's 'Victim' Remarks Offend You?

Gov. Romney is taking heat for his remarks about 47% of Americans being hopeless losers dependent on government.

The latest uproar in the 2012 presidential race is over Gov. Mitt Romney's remarks that 47 percent of Americans don't pay federal income tax and are dependent on government.

What do you think about the controversy? Tell us in the comments section below.

Romney's remarks were secretly videotaped at the Florida home of 76ers co-owner Marc Leder in May.

Romney is not apologizing.

The controversial statements include the following:

"There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right -- there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent on government, who believe that, that they are victims, who believe that government has the responsibility to care for them. Who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing."

"[M]y job is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives," Romney added.

About three-fifths of the 47 percent are working and make less than $20,000 a year. They still pay payroll taxes (Social Security, Medicare, unemployment) and spend an average of 12.3 percent of their incomes on state and local taxes.

Chris Miller October 04, 2012 at 01:17 PM
Let's see what the polls say today. Romney gathered a lot of support last night. As to Obama, he should have stayed on the course with his putter in hand
Ken White October 04, 2012 at 07:18 PM
There has yet to be a messiah who has walked on this earth. Obama's the fairly elected president and hopefully will be elected again.
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Chris Miller October 05, 2012 at 12:44 PM
Bruce All you need to do now is get the paragon of virtue in the White House to do the same thing.
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