Romney Flip-flops on 47 Percent

Barack Obama should have demanded a photo I.D. from Mitt Romney at the debate the other evening because, as he himself quipped, Obama didn’t know the man who stood at the other podium.

Yet, today, the I.D. even more necessary with the news that Romney is today saying, “I was completely wrong about the 47%.”

WTF!

Huh?

(CNN) – Mitt Romney said he was “completely wrong” when he argued that nearly half of Americans were “victims” and dependent on government.

The admission came Thursday as the GOP presidential candidate sought to clarify his controversial “47%” comments.

“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 Fox News. “In this case, I said something that’s just completely wrong.”

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Wrong.  I wonder if Mr. Romney could define the word, wrong.  Wrong as in bonehead mistake?  Wrong as in terribly poor judgement?

Or is it wrong because it lowers my poll ratings?

Give me a break!

BREAKING NEWS: US jobless rate dips to 7.8%

The right-wing is spinning out of control  this morning with the release of the breaking news.  Romney will somehow [in his own clever way] spin it towards himself, even though he hammered the president with his +8% jobless rate.

Even though there were  but 114K new hires, not enough to keep up with birth rate, one needs to remember that 10,000 baby-boomers turn 65 every day.  The arithmetic is simple: 10K x 30 = 300,000 people leaving the workforce.

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13 thoughts on “Romney Flip-flops on 47 Percent

    1. I note that R $ R have a ‘debt clock’ which they carry around to each event. I wonder if we could get a Romney Lie Clock that counts his lies?

  1. ‘quipped, Obama didn’t know the man who stood at the other podium.’

    Now, why didnt Obama say that to the 60 million that were watching on
    Wednesday evening? Instead, he had to read it off a teleprompter before a crowd of a few thousand. There is something wrong with this picture,
    my fellow commentators!

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  3. “… one needs to remember that 10,000 baby-boomers turn 65 every day. The arithmetic is simple: 10K x 30 = 300,000 people leaving the workforce.”

    M_R, what’s your point with that statement? I believe we need 150,000 jobs to keep up with the birthrate…..

    1. Well, let’s extend this math problem. How many baby-boomers retire at 60? 61? 62? etc.

      ‘We’ are moving out of the workforce in droves, my friend. This demographic clearly impacts the unemployment data month to month.

    2. The biggest (only?) concern about Social Security is the decreasing ratio of retired persons (collecting) to working persons (paying into). Here are some facts to take into consideration, especially while watching that Romney ad about employment percentages:

      1. The leading edge of the Baby Boomer retirement is starting to hit.
      2. The highest actual number of people eligible to work occurred during the Clinton administration.
      3. The population might be expanding, but the retirement group is expanding faster.

      One of Romney’s ads claims the true unemployment rate is around 11%. Some might consider that an outright lie since they arrived at that percentage using numbers from two different time periods; they are using 2012 employment numbers compared to the size of the work force years earlier.

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