Romney In Leaked Video: Obama Voters Are Government Freeloaders

Mitt Romney told a group of donors in a surreptitiously taped private fundraiser that voters who back President Obama are “entitled” and “dependent on government.”

Mother Jones magazine obtained videos of the fundraiser from an anonymous source. The magazine said it took place after Romney clinched the Republican presidential nomination in the spring, but wouldn’t specifically name the event to protect its source.

Romney told the donors:

There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what. … These are people who pay no income tax. My job is is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.

Romney seems to be referring to the estimated 47 percent of Americans who did not owe federal income taxes in 2011 because their incomes were so low that they qualified for a tax credit, or because they didn’t work at all. Last year, 22 percent of people who didn’t owe income taxes were elderly people on Social Security, and an additional 17 percent were students, disabled people or the unemployed. More than 60 percent of the group were low-income workers, many of whom qualified for the child tax credit or the earned income tax credit. (These workers did pay payroll taxes for Social Security and other programs.)

The Obama campaign jumped on the comments, however. “It’s hard to serve as president for all Americans when you’ve disdainfully written off half the nation,” campaign manager Jim Messina said in a statement.

Well, do you think Obama voters are government freeloaders? Are you pro-Romney or pro-Obama?

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Man May Have Fathered 600 Children Through Sperm Donations

New DNA tests suggest the owner of a British fertility clinic may have fathered as many as 600 children, while keeping his donations a secret. And in an even stranger twist, one of his newly discovered offspring says the man’s belief in eugenics may have been behind the decision.

The Telegraph reports that Bertold Wiesner and his wife operated a fertility clinic in the 1940s and were responsible for helping more than 1,500 families conceive. Two of the children conceived through clinic donations, Barry Stevens and David Gollancz, took part in DNA testing that revealed both were conceived using Wiesner’s sperm.

“Using standard figures for the number of live births which result, including allowances for twins and miscarriages, I estimate that he is responsible for between 300 and 600 children,” Gollancz told the paper.

Eighteen people conceived through the clinic between 1943 and 1962 were tested, with about two-thirds of them matching Wiesner’s DNA. However, it’s nearly impossible to determine exactly how many of the 1,500 children came directly from Wiesner, since his wife Mary Barton reportedly destroyed the records from the clinic. Wiesner himself died in the early 1970s.

Stevens told the Toronto Star that because of the donations he might have as many as 1,000 relatives he has never met. In addition, the Star reports that Austrian-born Wiesner was a “Communist sympathizer,” who belonged to a club of “left-wing biologists” who supported experimental medical techniques. The Daily Mail reports that the British House of Lords once described Wiesner’s work as “the work of Beelzebub.”

U.K. law prohibits “bulk donations” in order to reduce the possibility of unintended incest if couples from the same donor met and produced children. British donors can now make up to 10 such donations. There are no similar federal laws in the U.S.

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