Dependency and Finishing Up with Mitt

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Did Mitt run against Santa Claus?  He believes he did.  In a final call with supporters, Mitt Romney said the following:

“In each case, they were very generous in what they gave to those groups,” Mr. Romney said, contrasting Mr. Obama’s strategy to his own of “talking about big issues for the whole country: military strategy, foreign policy, a strong economy, creating jobs and so forth.”

“With regards to the young people, for instance, a forgiveness of college loan interest was a big gift,” Mr. Romney said. “Free contraceptives were very big with young, college-aged women. And then, finally, Obamacare also made a difference for them, because as you know, anybody now 26 years of age and younger was now going to be part of their parents’ plan, and that was a big gift to young people. They turned out in large numbers, a larger share in this election even than in 2008.”

“You can imagine for somebody making $25,000 or $30,000 or $35,000 a year, being told you’re now going to get free health care, particularly if you don’t have it, getting free health care worth, what, $10,000 per family, in perpetuity — I mean, this is huge,” Mr. Romney said. “Likewise with Hispanic voters, free health care was a big plus. But in addition with regards to Hispanic voters, the amnesty for children of illegals, the so-called Dream Act kids, was a huge plus for that voting group.”

And in an unrelated – but related – article, economist Robert Samuelson wrote:

If you doubt there’s an American welfare state, you should read the new study by demographer Nicholas Eberstadt, whose blizzard of numbers demonstrates otherwise. A welfare state transfers income from some people to other people to improve the recipients’ well-being. In 1935, these transfers were less than 3 percent of the economy; now they’re almost 20 percent. That’s $7,200 a year for every American, calculates Eberstadt.

And during Obama press conference where he shifted blame regarding Benghazi (we’ll cover that tomorrow) the stock market dropped over 200 points while he spoke.

Taxes will be going up, spending will be going up, debt will be going up (Obama has his “mandate”) and the Welfare State will continue to grow as Democrats build their voter base.

 

 

 

 

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3 Comments on Dependency and Finishing Up with Mitt

  1. A very good description of what is currently transpiring in our country. The founders thereof would roll over in their graves, if they had knowledge of what is happening.

    Once the people found out they could vote themselves free stuff, it was all over but the crying.
    LD Jackson recently posted..President Obama Is The Luckiest President In History

  2. Everything is going according to plan and the 47% ROmney talked about will become 50% and then higher still and at that point there will be no turning back. Actually there may already be no turning back, as this election showed us.
    Steve Dennis recently posted..Barack Obama defends Susan Rice for lying about the Benghazi attack

  3. sharon smith // November 15, 2012 at 11:05 AM //

    Working Americans will be squeezed to the max, should taxes go up. Stagnant incomes, inflation on goods and services, deflation on homes and investments, and higher taxes.

    Is this the current liberal agenda, to break the country’s bread winners? Maybe they haven’t seen past the aisles of Walmart lately, but small business owners are not just white guys, but a diverse group of people.

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