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Romney, Not Obama, Shows
Concern for Nation's Poor

Townhall, by Byron York

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Posted By:Judy W., 10/30/2012 8:43:09 AM

Cincinnati - There's an odd imbalance that few have noticed in this presidential campaign. In the midst of a continuing economic downturn, one candidate talks regularly about poverty, and the other doesn't. The one who does is the Republican, Mitt Romney. He's done it for a long time. Go back to Romney's March 30 speech in Appleton, Wis., in which he introduced the charge that President Obama is creating a "government-centered society." "Over 46 million Americans are now living in poverty, more than ever before in our nation's history," Romney said. "In households with single moms,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: VinGoombatz, 10/30/2012 8:48:58 AM     (No. 8974178)

For Democrats, an initial impulse to "help the poor" ends as a stronger urge to use tax dollars to buy Mz. Fluke's birth control pills.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: tren9, 10/30/2012 8:52:03 AM     (No. 8974183)

Conservatives [and most Republicans] have always been concerned about poverty. We just disagree with the Dems about what to do about it. We tend to think about teaching people to fish rather than to give away fish. We also recognize that government is generally the least efficient way to deal with most problems.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bobgray2, 10/30/2012 8:58:06 AM     (No. 8974194)

Republicans want to solve the causes of poverty, democrats want to use poverty for their political advantage.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: WAN2, 10/30/2012 9:07:19 AM     (No. 8974216)

Beware the coming of more "compassionate conservatives...."

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Reply 5 - Posted by: pineledger, 10/30/2012 9:32:17 AM     (No. 8974253)

The Obami are only concerned about the perks of the WH. Let's face it, living there will be a come-down for the Romneys. This is why Obami are looking strained these days, and Romney relaxed.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 10/30/2012 9:34:53 AM     (No. 8974267)

Conservatives do many important things in large, cooperative and even collectivist ways.
What we don't do is COMPULSORY anything.
Leftist like to think and say that conservatives are rugged individualist loners.
No.
We are more likely to be self-directed, self-starters willing to anticipate and respond to the needs of others in a cooperative and VOLUNTARY way.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 10/30/2012 11:13:24 AM     (No. 8974499)

Zippy only cares if they are registered to vote for him.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: RaisedByBears, 10/30/2012 11:14:14 AM     (No. 8974501)

And what's wrong with being a "rugged individualist loner?" What I do mind, is anyone - especially my government, or a political party - dictating just what I should be or how I should think.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: mickturn, 10/30/2012 12:21:04 PM     (No. 8974635)

Helpng the poor is only a talking point for the Libs. Obama took this and put it on steroids...he screwwwed them hard on gas prices etc. ...and he claims to be for the little guy...yea, as a place for his knife!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: bob913, 10/30/2012 4:38:59 PM     (No. 8975194)

obama got rich off the taxpayers. He has not earned anything. He believes everyone should cheat everyone as it worked for him.

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