Tuesday, September 18, 2012

US Elections: Romney caught on Video about 'Other 47%'

Mitt Romney's presidential campaign has been dealt a new distraction after a video surfaced showing him dismissing President Barack Obama's supporters as people who take no responsibility for their livelihoods and who think they are entitled to government handouts.


In the video, published by Mother Jones magazine, the Republican presidential nominee tells a private audience of campaign donors that the backers will vote for Mr Obama "no matter what" and that he does not "worry about those people."

"There are 47 per cent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it," Mr Romney said. "These are people who pay no income tax."

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