Romney: ‘Great Divide’ Exists Over Tax Philosophy [VIDEO]
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says there’s a “great divide” in the country between those who want to take wealth and pass it around and those who want to earn money for themselves.
In an interview Tuesday with Fox News Channel, Romney said redistributing wealth is “an entirely foreign concept.”
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Romney is trying to quiet criticism after a secretly recorded video captured him saying almost half of Americans don’t pay income taxes.
He says Americans want the privilege of having good jobs and solid incomes.
Romney says people who receive government benefits are likely to back President Barack Obama’s re-election because Romney’s message of lower taxes won’t matter to those who don’t pay income taxes.
Ryan: Romney ‘obviously inarticulate’ in remarks
Mitt Romney’s running mate is calling the Republican presidential nominee “obviously inarticulate” when he remarked that nearly half of Americans believe they are victims and entitled to a range of government support.
Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan made the comment in an interview aired Tuesday by KRNV-TV in Reno, Nev. Romney has defended his remarks, but he has also called them “inelegantly stated.”
Asked what he thought of Romney’s remarks, Ryan told the Nevada station: “He was obviously inarticulate in making this point.” Ryan went on to say the point the Republicans are making is that, under the Obama economy, government dependency is up and economic stagnation is up.
Asked if he thought Romney regrets the remarks, Ryan says he thinks Romney would have said it differently, adding, “that’s for sure.”