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Is What Mitt Romney Said the 47% True?

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posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 02:25 AM
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Ben Swann takes a look at the hidden video capturing Mitt Romney saying 47% of Americans don't pay federal taxes... is he right?

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posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 02:33 AM
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Mitt Romney's speech nothing more then pandering to his handlers? I think his comments about the 47% are his real opinion.Let's look at it from another point of view.



posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 03:40 AM
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To the elites.

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posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 04:19 AM
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He's probably about right.... Since I'd only disagree in single digit numbers, I'll assume he did his homework after being made a fool of recently on another budget matter. I'd be really worried if he made the very same blunder twice. lol.. This is the budget board I made awhile back and it shows what he's saying within the top table of numbers pretty well.



The trick of course is that Romney is being specific in this words and ONLY including Federal Income Tax as I read it. Most people under about $50,000 or so get a return and don't pay in a real sense. The far right of the top area of the chart shows how much in real terms all the taxes combined average out to hit each group. Again though..
..only federal. It's not the taxes Romney talks about that makes a $30 carton of cigarettes here a $70 one in New York or has people in paying radically different taxes of all kinds from one area to another.

First, here are the numbers I think Romney was using...and this first is the % based display.



and for everyone who doesn't know what a quintile is either...and thinks my board up there is a bit too fuzzy (Still working on that save issue.. Hmm..) here is the Gov't report section defining in real numbers what 1% looks like.

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and of course.. it tends to show the actual problem too. As the economy gets worse, the people still high enough in that chart to be called the big targets, shrinks. It's already a bit surprising to see how low it gets to be among the 1%. I would have thought many millions would have been the starting point.

Oh..and if you quite literally want to have your night ruined...or made...depending on the state you live in, take a look at this little gem.
It's magic for showing HOW different the states truly are and why $60,000 lets someone live well here but isn't even Middle Class in New York City or Los Angeles.

Taxes of All kinds shown by type, state and % - Searchable Database



posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 08:39 AM
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That 47 number keeps popping up.

September 20, 2012 : Gallup

Romney 47%

Obama 47%

It's over.

--- Aloha Obama ! Your new home on Oahu is ready for you. ---

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To make matters worse Jay Carney says that it is " self evident" that it was a " Terrorist

Attack" on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Apparently, the War on Terror is back on.

Al Qaeda is alive and well.



posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 08:43 AM
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Originally posted by mike dangerously



Ben Swann takes a look at the hidden video capturing Mitt Romney saying 47% of Americans don't pay federal taxes... is he right?

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Wow! Reality Check: Mitt Romney was saying the truth!

I guess we should write that down.

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What about that other video about Obama? - Redistribution Video -

Does that mean Obama is a socialist?



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