Do the Dueling Videos of 'Redistribution' vs. the 47 Percent Give a Clear Choice for Voters?

After a video was leaked exposing comments Mitt Romney made at a fundraiser, one has now surfaced that the Romney camp says shows that the president's agenda is one of redistribution of wealth.

Earlier in the week, news outlets were consumed by a leaked video of presidential candidate Mitt Romney saying 47 percent of Americans do not pay income taxes and are therefore dependent on the government. Now, according to a report in The Huffington Post, another video, reportedly pushed by The Drudge Report, allegedly shows President Barack Obama claiming he supports "redistribution." Romney has been standing by his 47 percent statement, claiming it shows the difference between he and Obama, with Obama supporting a "government-centered" society.

"I know there are some who believe that if you simply take from some and give to others then we’ll all be better off. It’s known as redistribution. It’s never been a characteristic of America," The Huffington Post reported Romney saying Wednesday at an Atlanta fundraiser. "There’s a tape that came out just a couple of days ago where the president said yes he believes in redistribution. I don’t. I believe the way to lift people and help people have higher incomes is not to take from some and give to others but to create wealth for all."

So do these two tapes give us a clear vision of exactly who we will be voting for in November? Or is it all just more of the same, an indication of how bloody the water will be when November finally rolls around? Tell us in comments below. 

Jimmy Neese September 21, 2012 at 04:00 PM
I can not believe that people do not see the lack of ability of this president. There is not one home that has not lost its value. There is not one thing good about 45 milion people on food stamps and 16 trillion dollar debt. A president who doesnt even guide enough to pass a budget in the past 3 1/2 years. Not enough foreign policy to even meet with foreign leaders about the crisis in the middle east. Rather rub shoulders with talk show host and rappers than meet and take care of business. Never run any kind of business other than be a Community Organizer. Totally incompetent as a leader. Buys votes by giving to those who want a free ride. Passes Obama Care without even reading or letting us read all the crap and taxes you and I will have to pay. How can anyone be dumb enough to vote for such a socialist. The man has done nothing before being in office and while in Office. He is a total Scam artist. One who is leading this country and all its people into a debt crisis that will cause the US to collapse. The news media has managed to fool a lot of people. Don't be one of those.
Jimmy Neese September 21, 2012 at 04:11 PM
Hey Robert you are right the County can do better. If Danny porter gets his way and adds a new investigator for just the County Government it will help. Its been all about the good old boy system. Even if he gets it, hes got to prosecute and and put some of the crooks over there in jail to get us moving in the right direction. Its time they clean it up. Then we might have enough money to spend on the real things we need in the county. All the extra millions we got hit with from the former commissioners has slowed down progress.
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