Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has gone back on disparaging comments he made about nearly half of Americans, calling his statement “completely wrong,” while being interviewed on Fox News. This is the latest in what has been called an “Etch A Sketch” move through the former governor's presidential campaign.
"There are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent on government, who believe that, that they are victims, who believe that government has the responsibility to care for them. Who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing," said President Barack Obama’s election opponent at a private fundraiser in May. The comment became public knowledge after a video Romney was unaware of surfaced last month, reports CNN.
"Clearly in a campaign with hundreds if not thousands of speeches and question-and-answer sessions, now and then you're going to say something that doesn't come out right," Romney said on “Hannity.” "In this case, I said something that's just completely wrong."
CNN reports that 46 percent of American households will ultimately owe nothing in federal income taxes, according to Tax Policy Center for 2011. The Tax Policy Center is allegedly a non-partisan organization.
At the private dinner, Romney boldly claimed that it wasn’t his “"job is not to worry about those people." Adding, "I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."
“These carbon emission limits will provide real and immediate progress.” Source
“Republicans should never abandon pro-growth conservative principles in an effort to embrace the ideas of Al Gore.” Source