The 47 percent: a case studyAbout that 47 percent: Let me introduce you to Andrea. When I met her a couple of years ago, she was a home health aide who typically worked six days-a-week and often put in 50 hours.
The 47 Percent May Struggle but the Top 20 Percent Are Feeling FlushThere has been a lot of talk about the 1 percent, the 47 percent, the 99 percent or whatever slice of the population is lately in the spotlight.
George Allen on Mitt Romney's '47 percent': 'I Have My Own Point of View'In Virginia's Senate debate on Thursday, George Allen became the latest down-ballot Republican to face questions about Mitt Romney and the "47 percent." His answer: Americans need jobs. "I have my own point of view," the GOP Senate candidate said ...
Are you part of the 47 percent?The 47 percent statement came from Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney at a fundraiser earlier this year, when he said that percentage of people were voting for President Barack Obama because they are "dependent on government" to meet their ...
47 percent vs. 1 percent: the emergence of tax-class warfareWhen Romney dismisses the 47 percent of Americans (actually 46 percent) who don't pay federal income tax as people "who believe they are victims," or when he appoints deficit-reduction hawk Paul Ryan as his running mate, he's trying to reassure wealthy ...
Romney drifts from Reagan in debate over the 47 percentMSNBC's Thomas Roberts talks to MSNBC Contributor Ron Reagan about his father's championing of the 47 percent, and Mitt Romney's comments about the same group.
Romney and the '47 Percent'However, Romney appears to have said that 47 percent of the people don't pay income taxes, think of themselves as victims and won't vote for him.
The 47 percent don't matterSALT LAKE CITY, September 20, 2012—Will Mitt Romney's candidacy be sunk by his disparagement of the 47%? Probably not. Pundits of all persuasions have analyzed and assessed Romney's remarks to a group of donors that "there are 47 percent who ...
The 47 percent as a new Republican platform?The 47 percent as a new Republican platform? Former South Carolina Republican Congressman, Bob Inglis, sits in the Guest Spot to talk about the shift to the extreme right, and his own loss to a Tea Party candidate during the 2010 Tea Party Revolt.
Mitt and the 47 PercentThe deeper problem with the "47 percent" argument is that it is right-wing Elizabeth Warrenism. It reflects the belief that federal income taxes are an expression of our togetherness.
The 47 Percent SolutionAnd then of course the loser-moocher 47 percent video surfaced. David: Putting the substance aside, what do you make of the politics of it?
Rabbi On The 47 Percent: Giving To Needy Is A Jewish ObligationRabbi Matt Soffer wouldn't call himself a member of the "47 percent," but according to the description of the group offered by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in a leaked video this week, Soffer probably qualifies.
The 47 percent: Think too few Americans pay income tax? Here's how to change it.Romney argued at a private fundraiser last spring that the 47 percent (actually, it's 46 percent) of American households don't pay federal income taxes amount to a group that is "dependent upon government, who believe they are victims, who believe the ...
Romney Tries To Massage The 47 Percent MessageBut Romney cannot back away from his 47 percent speech, or he loses the base. He can't intensify it, either, because of increasing damage from independents.
Jon Stewart calls Fox News coverage of 47 percent story 'bullsh*t mountain'When Mother Jones released a video showing Mitt Romney disparaging the 47 percent of Americans who pay no income tax, the story immediately took hold on all the major news networks.
Who are the 47 percent? 5 jobs held by people who pay no income tax.In a secret video, Mitt Romney said 47 percent of Americans don't pay federal income taxes - and he was right. Half of that 47 percent don't owe anything because they can claim deductions. But the other half are workers who hold jobs that don't pay ...
Private Equity and the 47 PercentIt is surprising that Romney, well known for his time at the helm of Bain Capital, was unaware of the role that he and others at the fundraiser played in contributing to the 47 percent who he says will not vote for him. Copyright, Truthout. May not be ...
Meet some of the lazy, shiftless 47 percent: CowboysIn the real world, that 47 percent includes the working poor, the newly unemployed, handicapped people, the elderly, veterans, 4,000 millionaries and the nation's greatest icon, the American cowboy.
The 'Lazy' '47 Percent' VoteThis week video emerged of Mitt Romney at a May fundraising event alleging that 47 percent of the electorate would vote for Barack Obama because they are "dependent upon government" and "believe that they are victims.
47 Percent or Bust!As the "47 percent" saga drags on, a sizable group of conservatives are telling Romney to stand by the argument. Romney is standing by it, which is probably the best of a bunch of bad options.