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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Is Romney including Senior Citizens in his 47% calculation?

Assuming that about 20% of the population are seniors, is Mitt Romney including seniors in his 47% entitlement calculation? I don't think it's fair to include seniors in that 47% as being entitlement benefactors.

That would mean that either 27% fit Romney's entitlement description if Romney was mistakenly including seniors, or, if Romney was not including seniors, it could also would mean that 67% of the country is receiving some type of payout from the government.

Either way, it was interesting that Romney called the 10% independent swing vote as the key to the election. In the past I have called it a 40-40-20 scenario.  40% always vote Republican, 40% always vote democrat, and 20% who are "swingable".

Romney is now reducing that swingable vote to 10%.  Perhaps this is true because of the rise in alleged minorities who soon will outnumber caucasians in the U.S.

It is interesting that the media did not say much about all of the ethnicities that spoke at the Republican convention.

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1 comment:

Stray Yellar Dawg? said...

If they are voting Obama, then yes... I think they are included.

But, no worries here. My mom votes GOP no matter who is running. (And my Dem Dad is long dead.)

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