In Fox Interview, Romney Doubles Down On '47 Percent' Comments
"This is a message I'm carrying day in and day out."
That's what Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney just told Fox News about the controversial comments he made to a group of high-dollar donors. The video was made public by Mother Jones magazine and they have caused an uproar, because Romney said that the 47 percent of Americans who don't pay taxes and feel entitled and see themselves as "victims" will never vote for him.
"I do believe that we should have enough jobs and enough take-home pay such that people have the privilege of higher incomes that allow them to be paying taxes," he said. "I think people would like to be paying taxes."
Romney didn't apologize for the comments, instead he doubled down, saying that his opponent, President Barack Obama, believes in "redistributing wealth," while "we believe in free people and free enterprise."
Democrats "believe you have to take from some and give to others. I don't believe in that," he said, repeating the same theme.
"I believe America was built on the principle of government caring for those in need but getting out of the way and allowing free people to pursue their dreams," Romney said. "Free people pursing free enterprises is the only way we'll create a strong and growing middle class and the only way we'll help people out of poverty."
We'll add the video once Fox News makes available.