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October 4, 2012

Romney campaign must get 'on message'

(Continued)

This administration tries to make it easier for people to get on, or stay on, welfare. It celebrates dependency. Why else would it promote the asinine "Life of Julia," which celebrates a lifetime of dependency on government? Why else would it give a speaking slot at the Democratic National Convention to the execrable Sandra Fluke to talk not about access to birth control but that government should force her insurer to cover it?

The scandal is that this administration promotes envy - if anybody is rich, they must have gotten that way by taking money from the poor. Instead of encouraging us to aspire to success, they encourage us to resent the successful. They try to convince us that the only reason we're $16 trillion in debt is because the wealthy aren't paying their "fair share," not because of the government spending money it doesn't have.

The scandal is that Obama keeps arguing that the only way to "create" jobs is for government to "invest" more. In other words, the only jobs he wants to create are government-funded jobs, which of course are funded by people trying to run businesses who, if they weren't taxed and regulated so heavily, might try to hire a few more people.

But we're not hearing any of that. Romney's disrespect for the "47 percent" is now firmly fixed in the public mind.

Romney would almost surely be a better president than Obama. But he is a much worse candidate. Right now, that is all that matters.

- Taylor Armerding is an independent columnist. Contact him at t.armerding@verizon.net.

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