Romney: "I'm Not Concerned About the Very Poor"

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posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 11:25 AM
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He's right. I was 3 the last time I talked to my father, no idea where he is. Being an only child I grew up in a small house, each floor belonged to a different family. My mother and myself lived on the middle floor and I remember never having anything to eat but peanut butter. I worked my way through college and am starting law school in the fall. I wasn;t given a thing by anyone. When I hear excuses I want to rage because the truth is when I was studying and working you were not so I feel zero empathy.




posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 11:25 AM
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It's "republican bashing" to call someone out, running for president, who says that he does not care about the poor?


He should have just kept his mouth shut.

edit on 1-2-2012 by Liquesence because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 11:25 AM
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we live in AMERICA, this is the place where you should be able to make whatever you want to without being criticized for it...

America is a bunch of haters right now... its not a good look



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 11:31 AM
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Why does everyone want to say we are better off than China and Africa. Do we really want to sink to their level? Compare us to other wealthy nations and say we are better off. Most the people who say this have never even been outside the US. I have and we are getting ripped off!

I was middle class but since the recovery did not come in time I am now poor. My husband and I made less than $16,000 the last three years in a row with no government assistance. Go ahead kick us while we are already down on the ground. Allot of us have nothing left to loose. Go ahead and try and tighten the screws even tighter. Sooner latter the lid will blow off.

Allot of us "poor" people aren't living it up. My gun is the last of my valuables I haven't sold to keep the lights on and food on the table and I am not the only one out here in that position. Who knows I may sell it and hitch a ride to Canada and sneak across the border or then again maybe not. Desperate people with out options dont always make good decisions.

No threat intended just saying for those who still think they can squeeze us harder I suggest you think twice about it..



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 11:33 AM
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Originally posted by DrNotforhire
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yes completely out of context of your original post...

he said hes not worried about it because its not a problem.. I AGREE with him on that... considering RIGHT NOW if you live in california you make more money on the Government dollar than you do getting a real job.....

I think that system is fine.


It's not a problem for him because they represent a very small electorate, compare to the middle class he is catering to, telling them what they want to hear to get elected.

As far as out of context, i think the OP is not out of context: quoting "i am not concerned about the very poor because they have a safety net," is pretty in context, even though perhaps a clarification--a clarification which does not make any better the statement that 'i do not care about the very poor'--would add nothing to the statement.

The system is fine? Wow. The poor can barely get out of the rut they are in, these days, because the American dream is dwindling because of corporation and people like "fire-people" Romney.

And that system is fine, or is it because they get *some* government assistance?



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 11:36 AM
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Originally posted by Desolate Cancer
What do the very poor contribute to society anyway? Nothing, they are a worthless group,


Not only are they are a deliberately created economic group upon whom a lot of middle class jobs are predicated, the liquidity of their spending power, both personal income and the incomes of those whose work involves servicing the Section 8 housing, medicaid etc., helps keep the fiscal wheels well oiled.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 11:37 AM
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What I don't understand is that he wants to run for President, but fails to realize that a lot of veterans who fought the foreign wars that he is so in favor of fall under this category i.e Homeless people.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 11:39 AM
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3 generations of knowing how to manipulate a system doesn't think its the poor thats the problem

it makes me think the people on the system are the problem



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 11:44 AM
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I agree that the quote is taken completely out of context. If you read the entire story, what he said makes sense. He just should have worded it differently. The poor (the real poor) are still being taken care of the way they always have.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 11:45 AM
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Before everything feel apart my husband and I would sometimes work 50-60 hours a week. I got an education the only thing its doing for me these days is making me over qualified for the crappy jobs I am willing to take but cant get hired for because I am over educated and over qualified. The only work we have been able to find is temporary work, paying sometimes $10 or more, less than I used to make. I am willing to and have tried to go to some of the day labor places to even dig ditches to pay the bills but there are too many "qualified" people and not enough work.

Politicians will spend trillions of dollars getting elected this year. Really think they care about anyone but their big contributors? Politicians no matter what party have been bought and sold before they ever get elected. I have no illusions that ANY of the candidates running care about me or anyone like me. The whole thing is a sick sad joke.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 11:51 AM
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Originally posted by Liquesence

"I'm not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there. If it needs repair, I'll fix it."

A safety net spun by financial and social black widows.

Positions of such high power are not able to serve the sheep who are truly in need. The longer we rely on this charade, the worse the repercussions for our foolishness. We must help ourselves and others. It is the only way we will ever have a semblance of godliness in this world of decay and fleeting light.

Every knee bows to life. Who can escape it's power? Who lives forever except Life and the Children of Life?



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 11:55 AM
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He is not concerned, because it will give him and his buddies a large pool
of desperate workers who will help flood the US markets with more Chinese goods...



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 11:57 AM
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Why this comment from Romeny should piss you off:

While he is saying "I'm Not Concerned About the Very Poor, they have a safety net" (yeah, food stamps), his cohorts on Wall Street are throwing themselves a wild bacchanal, partying to their fortune and mocking the dirty, grubby, poor people.

Inside the Bacchanalian Wall Street Fraternity Party of Billionaire Bankers and Hedge Fund Predators


The whole affair’s reminiscent of the wingdings the robber barons used to throw during America’s own Gilded Age a century and a half ago, when great wealth amassed at the top, far from the squalor and misery of working stiffs.


This is who Mitt Romney is; a corporate raider who extracted his wealth on the backs of the working poor, driving good companies out of business with leveraged buyouts.

The GOP is so out of touch with reality.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 11:58 AM
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it doesn't though... i'd rather have that thought line than the "re-distribution of wealth" that we currently have



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 11:59 AM
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I'm a Ron Paul supporter not a Romney supporter but I have to agree with this statement. The poor do have safety nets in place that the working middle class doesn't have.
Can you afford to go to Disney World or Sea World? People on Welfare can. Our local news station here in St. Louis found that Missouri welfare dollars are being withdrawn at places like Sea World and Magical Midway Amusement park in Orlando, Fl. That is totally wrong!!!! See link below for the story.
www.kmov.com...

Romney also puts his money where his mouth is. If you look at his 2010 Tax Return you'll see that he gave
$2,983,984 to Charity in 2010. That's almost 15% of his income. Do you give 15% of your income to charity?
mittromney.com...

Like I said I'm not a Romney supporter but I believe his focus on the middle class is right.
The Middle class pays the majority of income taxes and without the middle class, there will be no tax dollars to give the poor people and then they'll be in trouble



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 12:06 PM
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Yeah but being "very poor" should be out of the question if you are an American. America shouldn't have a category of being very poor to begin with. It should just be middle class, and wealthy. How we ended up with very poor people is something to think about.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 12:09 PM
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yeah I completely agree

In California.. up to about 5 months ago you were allowed to take welfare money out at the casino ATMS



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 12:11 PM
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I wonder if you realize Obama is more conservative than the late great Ronald Reagan? That conservatives must be apoplectic over how Obama implemented most of their ideas better than they have?

I pay 29% in taxes. I earn a fraction of what Romney does. In 2010 he paid 13.9% in taxes.

In 2009 and possibly in 2008, he may have paid ZERO in taxes.

It's wealth distribution alright, from the 99% straight into the pockets of the 1%. We are living in the new gilded age of the robber barons, and they are partying hard on Wall Street.

Mitt’s Income vs. Your Income
Give this a try, it took me a year to earn what Mittens earned in day, and I don't get any of the special tax breaks he does. Mitt earns in 5 hours what a person working minimum wage earns in a year. But don't worry about those minimum wage earners, they have that safety net, LOL.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 12:11 PM
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Originally posted by fltcui

Like I said I'm not a Romney supporter but I believe his focus on the middle class is right.
The Middle class pays the majority of income taxes and without the middle class, there will be no tax dollars to give the poor people and then they'll be in trouble


But Romney is NOT a supporter of the middle class. He is a supporter on the investor
class, who are the same people controlling Washington and the army of lobbyists
there.

Look at Romney's business practices and you will see it is the EMBODIMENT of
what NAFTA and GAT have done to the country. Romney, made money by
ELIMINATING the middle out of the companies his firm took over. They intentionally
gutted the mid range pay scales, so that he could extract money from the companies,
which also put those companies in the RED. Romney profited off of a model of fiscal
irresponsibility because he could skim all of the fat he created and not be responsible
for the end results, via corporate law and the IRS code.

Romney is the consummate US economic hit man, it was his job to do exactly what
America is suffering from, out source downsize, incur debt, extract that debt in the
form of a salary.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 12:13 PM
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Good for him for earning money...

I applaud the capitalist mentality.... I'm not jealous AT ALL.






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