A common complaint among the conservative elite is that Americans have become too dependent on big government handouts. Mitt Romney’s comments regarding the 47 percent who believed they were entitled to said handouts typified the Republican position on the matter, and his effective writing-off of this segment of the population was a factor in his loss to Barack Obama in 2012. 395 more words
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Remember the “47 percent”?
During his 2012 campaign for the presidency, Mitt Romney was caught on tape describing nearly half the country in disparaging terms, labeling them moochers who want handouts. 682 more words
Nearly three years after he famously said he was “not concerned about the very poor,” former presidential nominee Mitt Romney told Republicans in a speech Friday night the party must focus on helping “lift people out of poverty.” 741 more words