Romney make no apologies for "victims" remarks

September 18 [Tue], 2012, 17:01
AP) WASHINGTON ― Already scrambling to abiding a disturbing campaign, Republican Mitt Romney confronted a new cephalalgia Monday afterwards a video alike assuming him cogent affluent donors that about bisected of all Americans "believe they are victims" advantaged to all-encompassing government support. He added that as a applicant for the White House, "my job is not to anguish about those people."

At a agilely alleged account appointment backward in the day, Romney offered no affliction for his remarks, and if he was asked if he was anxious he had affronted anyone, he conceded the comments weren't "elegantly stated" and they were announced "off the cuff."

President Obama's attack bound bedeviled on the video, acquired by the annual Mother Jonesand fabricated accessible on a day that Romney's attack said it bare a change in attack action to accretion drive in the presidential race. Romney aides were already alive abaft the scenes to calm altercation in the GOP ranks and assure afraid donors and consultants about the accompaniment of a chase some Republicans anguish may be accepting abroad from their nominee.

"There are 47 percent of the humans who will vote for the admiral no amount what," Romney is apparent adage in a video acquaint online by the magazine. "There are 47 percent who are with him, who are abased aloft government, who accept that they are victims, who accept that government has a albatross to affliction for them, who accept that they are advantaged to bloom care, to food, to housing, to you name it."

"Forty-seven percent of Americans pay no assets tax," Romney said.

Romney said in the video that his role "is not to anguish about those people. I'll never argue them they should yield claimed albatross and affliction for their lives."

In his animadversion to reporters afore a fundraiser Monday night in Costa Mesa, Calif., Romney did not altercation the actuality of the hidden-camera footage, but he alleged for the absolution of the abounding video, instead of the clips acquaint online. He approved to analyze his animadversion but did not apologize.

"It's not alluringly stated, let me put it that way. I was speaking off the belt in acknowledgment to a question. And I'm abiding I could accompaniment it added acutely in a added able way than I did in a ambience like that," Romney said. "Of advance I wish to advice all Americans. All Americans accept a ablaze and affluent future."

About 46 percent of Americans owed no federal assets tax in 2011, although abounding of them paid added forms of taxes. Added than 16 actor aged Americans abstain federal assets taxes alone because of tax break that administer alone to seniors, according to the detached Tax Policy Center.
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