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mrveggieman
11-28-2011, 01:35 PM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/23/mitt-romney-money-pockets_n_1111428.html

And tell me again why I would want to vote for this guy?

AUTaxMan
11-28-2011, 01:52 PM
So you vote for a politician based on his promise to put money in your pocket?

duane1969
11-28-2011, 01:54 PM
I AM NOT a Romney fan. However, it seems that his comment is related to freebie hand-outs, not to fixing the economy and "putting money in people's pockets" through jobs.

HuffPost has a habit of taking one or two comments and making them seem like a bigger issue than they are. I would want to see the entire transcript before passing final judgement.

pghin08
11-28-2011, 02:07 PM
I AM NOT a Romney fan. However, it seems that his comment is related to freebie hand-outs, not to fixing the economy and "putting money in people's pockets" through jobs.

HuffPost has a habit of taking one or two comments and making them seem like a bigger issue than they are. I would want to see the entire transcript before passing final judgement.

Habit. That's a cute way to put it. I'd have said "HuffPo makes a living off of..."

sanfran22
11-28-2011, 02:15 PM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/23/mitt-romney-money-pockets_n_1111428.html

And tell me again why I would want to vote for this guy?

Because you're not a socialist or a commie??:winking0071:

duane1969
11-28-2011, 02:21 PM
Habit. That's a cute way to put it. I'd have said "HuffPo makes a living off of..."

I was trying to be diplomatic :)

mrveggieman
11-28-2011, 02:42 PM
So you vote for a politician based on his promise to put money in your pocket?


Of course I'm not going to vote for a canidate based on him/her telling what I want to hear but I am concerned when a canidate who ultimate works for me/us the voters who comes out and days that he is not trying to put money in our pockets. Most employers are in the busniess of making money and they hire employees and pay them in order to make money. It seems like to me this guy is already in bed with the big coorporations and is only out for his own bottom line and not for the best intrests of the voters.

AUTaxMan
11-28-2011, 04:22 PM
Of course I'm not going to vote for a canidate based on him/her telling what I want to hear but I am concerned when a canidate who ultimate works for me/us the voters who comes out and days that he is not trying to put money in our pockets. Most employers are in the busniess of making money and they hire employees and pay them in order to make money. It seems like to me this guy is already in bed with the big coorporations and is only out for his own bottom line and not for the best intrests of the voters.

You are taking his comments out of context. See Duane's comment above.

freethrowtommy
11-28-2011, 05:05 PM
Mitt "Corporations are people" Romney... color me shocked!

mikesilvia
11-28-2011, 05:06 PM
Basically, what he is saying is that he is NOT going to take money from one citizen and give it to another, and I'm with him on that. It's not the governments role to take from Jim to give to Tom and that is what Obama has done. Remember the tax rebates for people that didn't pay tax?

I know out of the trillions spent by this administration billions went to fund things like a bridge for frogs and billions went to failed companies where the leadership contributed in a big way to Obama.

The role of government is to provide a level playing field and provide for a safe environment to live. Opportunity and safety, not health care, food, shelter and everything else you should be providing for yourself. I'm with Romney on this 100%. If he becomes President he shouldn't look to get another $3 trillion stimulus package to put money in anyone's pocket, individual or business.

mikesilvia
11-28-2011, 05:07 PM
Those slamming Romney on this. Are you for the government taking money from one citizen and giving it to another? I'm not talking about rich people. There are plenty of people just getting by that pay tax. That tax goes to funding things to include handouts.

AUTaxMan
11-28-2011, 05:22 PM
Mitt "Corporations are people" Romney... color me shocked!

Corporations are people. If you deny this, you don't know anything about corporations.

duane1969
11-28-2011, 07:11 PM
Mitt Romney's full response (not the abbreviated, deceptive, out-of-context version that HuffPost presents).


"Actually, I am not looking to put money in people's pockets, that's the other party, but I am interested in lowering the tax burden that gets taken out of your pocket. I don't want you to have to pay more and more to government."

Once again Huffington Post proves that it is one of the most deceptive, prevaricating, untrustworthy news agencies in the business.

The full video proving just what a trash website and newsgroup HuffPost is.
http://www.imdb.com/video/hulu/vi67477017/

The sad part is that liberal websites are quoting the HuffPost story and running with it without any effort to factcheck proving that they are just as big of idiots as Arianna Huffington.

TheGrapher
11-28-2011, 07:13 PM
^I'm curious then your take on this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9njHHyRI7g

duane1969
11-28-2011, 07:19 PM
^I'm curious then your take on this:



My take is that it isn't relevant to the subject of discussion. I am not a Romney supporter, I just refuse to stand by while HuffPost blatantly lies about what he said to promote a biased agenda. I would do the same if it was Cain, Gingrich or Obama.

Whether or not Romney has flip-flopped on other issues has no bearing on the fact that HuffPost blatantly lied and took his quote out of context.

duane1969
11-28-2011, 10:34 PM
Wow, this thread died right out after a little truth about Romney and HuffPost came out.


The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.
- Winston Churchill

freethrowtommy
11-29-2011, 06:38 PM
Wow, this thread died right out after a little truth about Romney and HuffPost came out.

Huffington Post is junk... no doubt.

pghin08
11-30-2011, 09:21 AM
Huffington Post is junk... no doubt.

+9000000000. I never even go near it.

mikesilvia
11-30-2011, 09:29 AM
This thread is exactly why I don't like everyone in America voting. People vote on headlines. I'd say at least half of the voting population vote for someone based on inaccurate articles like this, a yard sign or because some union head told them to vote that way.

I love listening to people tell me how bad Fox News is (while never watching it), then reference Huffington Post as a credible news source. Amazing!

pghin08
11-30-2011, 10:27 AM
This thread is exactly why I don't like everyone in America voting. People vote on headlines. I'd say at least half of the voting population vote for someone based on inaccurate articles like this, a yard sign or because some union head told them to vote that way.

I love listening to people tell me how bad Fox News is (while never watching it), then reference Huffington Post as a credible news source. Amazing!

Agreed, if your civic duty of voting means something to you, then you need to research beyond the headlines. Period.

By the by, I think both Fox News and HuffPo suck.

AUTaxMan
11-30-2011, 12:21 PM
Agreed, if your civic duty of voting means something to you, then you need to research beyond the headlines. Period.

By the by, I think both Fox News and HuffPo suck.

I think you should have to be able to pass a very simple civics exam each election cycle in order to vote.

sanfran22
11-30-2011, 12:34 PM
I think you should have to be able to pass a very simple civics exam each election cycle in order to vote.

Yeah, I'd be in for that probably as well. It get's comical watching Stern ask people what they think of Obama's running mate Sarah Palin...too sad.

mrveggieman
11-30-2011, 12:56 PM
I think you should have to be able to pass a very simple civics exam each election cycle in order to vote.

Wow I'm surprised you would say such a thing. If they did that no one would vote republican. :winking0071:

duane1969
11-30-2011, 01:43 PM
Wow I'm surprised you would say such a thing. If they did that no one would vote republican. :winking0071:

Think again. I am still here.

But then again, I don't always vote Republican so...