47 Per Cent

  • Romney on '47 per cent': 'I was completely wrong' October 5, 2012

    Fishersville: Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has described his disparaging remarks about the 47 per cent of Americans who don't pay federal income taxes as "not elegantly stated". Now he's calling them "just completely wrong". The original remarks, secretly recorded during a fundraiser in May and posted online in September by...
  • '47 pc' bites, Romney struggles to steady campaign September 19, 2012

    Washington: Republican Mitt Romney struggled on Tuesday to steady his reeling White House campaign after a secretly recorded video showed him dismissing President Barack Obama's supporters - almost half the country's voters - as victims who are too dependent on government. The video from a closed-door fundraiser in Florida in May...
  • 47 pc Obama voters don't pay taxes: Romney in video September 18, 2012

    Washington: In a major embarrassment to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, a video of his fundraising has surfaced that shows him dismissing President Barack Obama's supporters as "victims" who live off government handouts. The remarks of Romney, from a video of private fundraiser held early this year, was first reported in...