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Romney: $40 Would Make a ‘Substantial Difference’ to American Families
The Note ^ | 12/22/2011 | Emily Friedman

Posted on 12/22/2011 12:02:39 PM PST by TBBT

LANCASTER, N.H. – Mitt Romney today said that the $40 many Americans would lose if the payroll tax holiday isn’t extended would make a “very substantial difference” to those who would be without it. “It’ll be the difference between having a meal that includes meat or just Hamburger Helper,” said Romney in an interview with ABC News’ John Berman aboard his new campaign bus in northern New Hampshire. “It could be the difference between being able to take your family to McDonald’s at the end of the week. It means the difference between being able to go to a movie or not going to a movie.” “It makes a real difference to the American people,” he said. WATCH MORE FROM THE ABC NEWS INTERVIEW WITH JOHN BERMAN ON WORLD NEWS AT 6:30 P.M. EST. Romney said that he believes both Republicans and Democrats need to “sit down and work out” a deal regarding the payroll tax extension, and that it was time to “put the sausage in the sausage grinder and come out with a bill that provides an ongoing payroll tax holiday.”

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This guy is just too much...

For some reason, the memory of Bush the elder's discovery of that fascinating new gizmo called a bar code scanner at the check out line comes to mind.

1 posted on 12/22/2011 12:02:45 PM PST by TBBT
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To: TBBT

Mittens thinks that Hamburger Helper is the second cook they hire when they give a lawn party at this estate.


2 posted on 12/22/2011 12:04:27 PM PST by jessduntno (The Republican elite hates him, Rove hates him, Boehner hates him, liberals hate him. It's Newt!)
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To: TBBT

4 packs of smokes


3 posted on 12/22/2011 12:04:42 PM PST by molson209
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To: TBBT

$40?

Very few of the people this is really aimed at make anywhere near enough to be paying $40 a week in “payroll taxes”. I am talking votes.


4 posted on 12/22/2011 12:04:44 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: TBBT

about 1/4 of a Mitt haircut


5 posted on 12/22/2011 12:06:53 PM PST by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: TBBT

Typical Romney idiocy!

Anyone but Romney and Paul


6 posted on 12/22/2011 12:07:02 PM PST by texican01
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To: jessduntno
Is HH still marketed?

Doesn't it still require hamburger?

Isn't hamburger ground meat?

(QED?)

7 posted on 12/22/2011 12:07:02 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: TBBT
Romney dropping out the race would make a substantial difference to me...

Whether you agree with the Republicans in the House or not on this issue, he's not going to make any friends among conservatives by stabbing them in the back and repeating Obama's rhetoric. He should have just kept his big mouth shut.

8 posted on 12/22/2011 12:07:07 PM PST by apillar
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To: molson209

2 lap dances.


9 posted on 12/22/2011 12:07:08 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: TBBT

Mittens makes me want to barf! Where is the beef?


10 posted on 12/22/2011 12:07:26 PM PST by Boardwalk
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To: TBBT

If Romney were worth anything, we would be hearing about it in spades about way more than $40....
How about rippping Obama apart? Never happen.
How about our borders? Never happen.
How about national defense and the military? Never happen.
How about his conservatism and the judiciary? Never happen.
The list goes on.

How in God’s name, is he going to debate Obama and survive the pile of lies he will be facing?

Let’s see, I have Newt’s phone number here somewhere.....


11 posted on 12/22/2011 12:08:23 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: Kirkwood

Is the gov’t handing out lap-dance stamps?


12 posted on 12/22/2011 12:08:38 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: TBBT

But I guess the $204 extra dollars per year in fees that anybody purchasing or refinancing a home won’t hurt anybody at all, eh Mitt??


13 posted on 12/22/2011 12:09:57 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: TBBT

That’s the same rationale for the minimum wage. If $40 means a difference, why not $80?


14 posted on 12/22/2011 12:10:17 PM PST by AU72
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To: TBBT

When effing politicians wann argue about 40 bucks with We the People..well that’s OUR fault they think they have any say whatsoever about our 40 dollars!!!


15 posted on 12/22/2011 12:10:39 PM PST by mo
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To: cotton1706

What about the extra 4K extra I paid for gas in 2011?


16 posted on 12/22/2011 12:11:34 PM PST by Boardwalk
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To: TBBT

Romney is only trying to keep up with Obama.


17 posted on 12/22/2011 12:12:39 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: GeronL
They would have to be making $2000.00 a week to save $40 a week on the payroll tax cut extension.

How many do you know earning that much the rely on hamburger helper to survive?

That stupid bastard doesn't even know how out of touch he is.

18 posted on 12/22/2011 12:13:39 PM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: TBBT

That story about Bush and bar code scanners was a lie. He wasn’t impressed by bar code scanners...he was impressed by a new type of scanner that could read torn or damaged codes more accurately. The reporter who ran with it decided your version better fit the “Bush is out of touch” meme that they were using to get Clinto elected.

But hey...if you want to carry Newsweek’s water, who am I to judge...


19 posted on 12/22/2011 12:14:36 PM PST by Skip Ripley
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To: TBBT

Pay no attention to the extra $2,000 you paid in gas this year. Or the upcoming big spike in electricity bills, thanks to Obama’s EPA.

What a joke Mittens is.


20 posted on 12/22/2011 12:15:00 PM PST by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else.)
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To: TBBT

Could somebody tell Mittens that Hamburger Helper does contain meat. (Hamburger)


21 posted on 12/22/2011 12:15:29 PM PST by LC Gladiator (Barack Obama is a malevolent Marxist cockroach and a foul festering pustule on the hide of America.)
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.... “It could be the difference between being able to take your family to McDonald’s at the end of the week. It means the difference between being able to go to a movie or not going to a movie.”

So, per week.

40*52 = $2,080 per yer.
2% of X = 2,080
X = 2,080/0.02
X = $104,000


22 posted on 12/22/2011 12:19:05 PM PST by garyb
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To: TBBT

If only I had supported him just to unsupport him.


23 posted on 12/22/2011 12:19:16 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: TBBT

Total pandering scum.


24 posted on 12/22/2011 12:20:18 PM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot.)
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To: LC Gladiator

“Could somebody tell Mittens that Hamburger Helper does contain meat. (Hamburger)”

You better run out and buy a box of it, report back on how much meat you find in it.


25 posted on 12/22/2011 12:20:39 PM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: LC Gladiator

The Hamburger Helper mascot is the “Helping Hand”, an anthropomorphic animated, four fingered left-hand glove, which appears in the product’s television commercials and on the packages. AKA Mittens!


26 posted on 12/22/2011 12:21:35 PM PST by Boardwalk
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To: Beagle8U

I was just reading that they do sell it with and without meat. There are also 40 flavors.


27 posted on 12/22/2011 12:22:24 PM PST by Boardwalk
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To: texican01

“Anyone but Romney and Paul”

Yeah, that is my view...


28 posted on 12/22/2011 12:23:19 PM PST by Rick_Michael ( 'REAL' Conservatives who witch hunt their own, are no better than Obama.)
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To: Skip Ripley
That story about Bush and bar code scanners was a lie. He wasn’t impressed by bar code scanners...he was impressed by a new type of scanner that could read torn or damaged codes more accurately. The reporter who ran with it decided your version better fit the “Bush is out of touch” meme that they were using to get Clinto elected. But hey...if you want to carry Newsweek’s water, who am I to judge...
Remember now... We are talking about the media here. Perception is reality... Now argue that is was a smart move on Mitt's part...
29 posted on 12/22/2011 12:25:58 PM PST by TBBT
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To: Boardwalk
“The Hamburger Helper mascot is the “Helping Hand”, an anthropomorphic animated, four fingered left-hand glove, which appears in the product’s television commercials and on the packages. AKA Mittens!”

Well Duh! How do they expect ya to get meat in it, you have to cut off a finger and toss it in. Just like the mascot shows.

30 posted on 12/22/2011 12:26:51 PM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: TBBT

Where to start with this guy?

—He takes Obama’s position on the tax “holiday”

—He equates the Republicans and Democrats “Both sides need to sit down and work something out”.

—Says the “Economy will get better, it always does”

—Faults Hoover for the length of the Great Depression instead of Roosevelt.

How ‘bout them apples, Ann Coulter?


31 posted on 12/22/2011 12:27:40 PM PST by BigBobber
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To: garyb

The maximum social security amount per year is $106,800
(so sayeth ehow, http://www.ehow.com/info_7789422_maximum-security-tax-per-year.html )

Which means whoever came up with the $40 is referencing the -maximum- possible savings, not the typical or average.

$41.07 says the TI calculator.


32 posted on 12/22/2011 12:28:21 PM PST by garyb
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To: garyb

When people got into such a frenzy about the $5 charge per month for using an ATM 0bama took note and is running with the $40 since that would be an outrage if $5 was a frenzy!


33 posted on 12/22/2011 12:30:25 PM PST by Boardwalk
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To: mo
46K per year -average- or 48K for -median- per household, if all the income was wage income, the 2% savings is $17 to $18 per week.

Yahoo search:
The median household income in the United States is $46,326. ... S
www.mybudget360.com/how-much-does-the-average-american... - Cached
What is the average yearly household income in the US for 2008?
According to the US Census Bureau, the US median income in 2006 was $48,201.00.
askville.amazon.com/average-yearly-household-income-2008/...

34 posted on 12/22/2011 12:33:38 PM PST by garyb
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To: TBBT
For some reason this makes me think that Romney would send out a stimulus check to
everyone once a year and say that's all you need. Then raise your taxes even more
to pay for what HE gave you. He is a RAT IMO and I will not vote for the Assh...
35 posted on 12/22/2011 12:35:39 PM PST by MaxMax
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The substantial difference is that they will be eating cat food when they retire because nonsense like this is completely undermining Social Security solvency. Its like saying that you aren’t going to contribute to your 401K this year.


36 posted on 12/22/2011 12:42:09 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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I can’t think of anyone with less self-awareness than Mitt.


37 posted on 12/22/2011 12:50:02 PM PST by RIRed
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To: TBBT

So clueless and out of touch.


38 posted on 12/22/2011 12:50:29 PM PST by Moorings
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Substantial??? What planet is he living on?


39 posted on 12/22/2011 12:50:39 PM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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I want my muffler /flashback


40 posted on 12/22/2011 12:52:29 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("At a time like this, we can't afford the luxury of thinking!")
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Mitt Romney. He understands.

as was posted on http://www.buzzfeed.com/jpmoore/mitt-romney-understands-how-occupywallstreet-feel

41 posted on 12/22/2011 12:54:34 PM PST by Dogbert41 (A vote for Romney is a vote for Luke warm slop)
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To: TBBT

The >$400/mo debt the Obama is burdening us with is a far greater issue than the $40 addressed.


42 posted on 12/22/2011 12:57:41 PM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

They are cut from the same cloth. People who like BS will love the Mitten.


43 posted on 12/22/2011 12:58:40 PM PST by toolman1401
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I don’t care about Romney...so...no...

I am a bit tired of hearing George Bush getting trashed by people using lies spun by the left...


44 posted on 12/22/2011 12:59:21 PM PST by Skip Ripley
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To: TBBT

Here is the video of Bush using the scanner:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0fIhnboptk

The NY Times created the narrative that you have heard, about his being amazed, etc...and the rest is history.

However, other people there say he was being polite, acting interested, and actually seemed bored. The demonstration, by the way, was an upgraded technology, which could read damaged bar codes, and had the introduction of the scale. If you look at a still photo of the event, there are signs in front of two scanners...ready for a side by side try-out.

The episode did not occur in a random grocery store either. It was an exhibit set up at a grocer’s convention...another indication that this particular scanner was indeed new technology, with some sort of bell and whistle worth buying booth space to show it off.

I’m no apologist for Bush...I just hate it when some BS media storyline becomes historical fact. It was campaign season. Bush made a stop, acted interested in what the locals were showing him, and moved on. Thats the real story of Bush and the bar code scanner.


45 posted on 12/22/2011 1:00:35 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: TBBT

yeah, well, gingrich said the same damn thing: the House Republicans have to eat it.

I disagree—this whole “tax cut” thing is a farce, as Rush (and, not to be boastful *I*) have been saying for a long time.

The communica tions ability of the Republicans has to get better. And the Senators have to grow some BALLS.

McConnell could have refused to go along: “Hey, why are we saddling new home buyers with $6,000 more debt to pay for the Social Security funding?” would have been a great question and reason to keep the Senate in session and debating this crap.

We are where we are on this stupid issue not because Republicans are wrong—they’re right to want to stop this nonsense. They just don’t know how to street fight Hussein and his asslickers in the media and on Capitol Hill.

They have to learn: do not trust Hussein, do not give him any quarter, and get in his face.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Hussein and his cult are like the scorpion on the back of the frog....


46 posted on 12/22/2011 1:02:35 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: TBBT; Bender2

Yeah, you can buy cake and then eat it with $40.


47 posted on 12/22/2011 1:03:50 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: Paladin2

Is HH still marketed?

Indeed!


48 posted on 12/22/2011 1:06:09 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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Willaird is a wimp


49 posted on 12/22/2011 1:07:09 PM PST by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: TBBT

Well bless little Mittie’s heart for thinking of us “little people”.


50 posted on 12/22/2011 1:07:51 PM PST by Mygirlsmom (Disgusted with it all.)
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