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October 16, 2012
I think Mitt Romney is a good man… but when he said, behind closed doors, that 47% of American wouldn’t take responsibility for their lives? Think about who that is… when my grandfather came home from World War 2, and got the GI Bill, that wasn’t a handout.
President Obama, closing out the debate tonight with his take on Mitt Romney’s 47% remarks.
22:40 // 1 year ago
September 19, 2012

thedailyfeed:

We checked into Mitt Romney’s assertion that 47% of Americans don’t pay taxes and are “dependent on government.” 

While it’s true that about 46% of Americans don’t pay federal income taxes, only 18% don’t chip in something in the form of payroll taxes. 

Here’s a detailed breakdown of who pays taxes, who doesn’t and why

In which a light burns bright on the “47 percent” claims. (Side note: Nate Silver isn’t sure the controversy will actually hurt Romney in the polls. “The news media often jumps the gun in declaring events to be ‘game changers’ when they later prove to little effect on the numbers,” he writes.)

(via thedailyfeed)

10:14 // 2 years ago