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    Re: Mitt Romney: Look at how much money Hillary Clinton is making!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    You might say that, but let's look at the bottom, say, 10 states by average per capita income and who they went for in the last two elections.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...ates_by_income

    2008 election (using 2007 income data)
    50. Mississippi -- McCain
    49. West Virginia -- McCain
    48. Arkansas -- McCain
    47. Kentucky -- McCain
    46. Alabama -- McCain
    45. Oklahoma -- McCain
    44. Idaho -- McCain
    43. Tennessee -- McCain
    42. Louisiana -- McCain
    41. South Carolina -- McCain

    2012 election (using 2010 income data)
    50. Mississippi -- Romney
    49. West Virginia -- Romney
    48. Arkansas -- Romney
    47. Kentucky -- Romney
    46. Alabama -- Romney
    45. Tennessee -- Romney
    44. Louisiana -- Romney
    43. New Mexico -- Obama
    42. South Carolina -- Romney
    41. Oklahoma -- Romney

    Now, that's not ironclad, but that's pretty interesting that the states where people earn the least money have gone for the Republican -- you know, the one that people with low incomes wouldn't vote for because they're dependent on government and all that -- almost exclusively for the past two election cycles.
    They are earning money aren't they? You sure that's the 47% Romney was talking about?
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    Re: Mitt Romney: Look at how much money Hillary Clinton is making!

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    They are earning money aren't they? You sure that's the 47% Romney was talking about?
    Mitt Romney was clear about who he was referring, the 47% that pay no federal income tax. He extrapolated that to mean people who don't work and therefore are moochers. The problem with that view is that those who don't pay federal income tax generally are the working poor. They just don't earn enough to be required to pay income taxes. If you have a problem that, go complain to Ronald Reagan, who thought that was proper.
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    Re: Mitt Romney: Look at how much money Hillary Clinton is making!

    Quote Originally Posted by MTAtech View Post
    Mitt Romney was clear about who he was referring, the 47% that pay no federal income tax. He extrapolated that to mean people who don't work and therefore are moochers. The problem with that view is that those who don't pay federal income tax generally are the working poor. They just don't earn enough to be required to pay income taxes. If you have a problem that, go complain to Ronald Reagan, who thought that was proper.
    So some of these people are Romney voters?
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    Re: Mitt Romney: Look at how much money Hillary Clinton is making!

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    So some of these people are Romney voters?
    Of course some of them are.
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    Re: Mitt Romney: Look at how much money Hillary Clinton is making!

    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    Yeah, you gotta admit, for her to say that she doesn't care about money, and then marry a hedge fund manager, was in bad form. If she would have said that, and then married a Wal-Mart manager, then it would have at least been somewhat believable.
    The children of candidates should not be a political issue but this was amusing. 'I tried to care about money but I couldn't', says Chelsea Clinton | Daily Mail Online

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    Mitt Romney: Look at how much money Hillary Clinton is making!

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    The children of candidates should not be a political issue but this was amusing. 'I tried to care about money but I couldn't', says Chelsea Clinton | Daily Mail Online
    Yep, she makes more in a couple of years for doing nothing, than most people will make in their entire lifetime working their asses off. I guess it's easy to say that you don't care about money when it flows like water. It's like me saying I don't care about water, I'll just get more out of the faucet.

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