Mitt was right
posted by Tom Patterson
at 27 November, 6:09 PM 0
What was it about Mitt Romney’s postelection comments that brought the bipartisan world down around his head? Romney simply pointed out that one of Obama’s electoral strengths was the many gifts, i.e. federal benefits Obama had bestowed upon grateful voters. Romney was absolutely correct on the facts. Means-tested welfare programs reached the magic trillion dollar mark this year. Federal welfare payments have increased 32% in Obama’s first term, including a 71% surge in food stamps spending. We now spend 60k in means tested programs for each family living in poverty. And that doesn’t even include middle-class entitlements like Social Security and Medicare nor the especially unjustifiable billions that go to well-positioned crony capitalists. Americans may be offended to hear that so many of us are on the dole, but telling people exclusively what they want to hear hasn’t work very well for us, has it? Some people receiving benefits deserve them. And maybe Republicans do need to hone their message. But somebody had to say it. I say hurrah for Mitt!
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