Even Mitt Romney's own running mate is panning his remarks that insult 47 percent of Americans as "dependant" on the government. During an interview with KRNV on Tuesday, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) did his best to spin Romney's assertion to wealthy
September 19, 2012

Even Mitt Romney's own running mate is panning his remarks that insult 47 percent of Americans as "dependent" on the government.

During an interview with KRNV on Tuesday, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) did his best to spin Romney's assertion to wealthy donors that it wasn't his job to worry about the 47 percent of people who refused to “take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”

"He was obviously inarticulate in making this point," the vice presidential candidate explained. "The point we're trying to make here is, under the Obama economy, government dependency is up and economic stagnation is up. And what we're trying to achieve is trying to get people off government dependency and back to a job that pays well, that gets them on the path to prosperity."

"Do you think Gov. Romney regrets saying what he did?" KRNV's Joe Hart wondered.

"Oh, I think he would have said it differently, that's for sure," Ryan admitted. "But the point still stands: We have too many people becoming too dependent on government because of the poor economic policies of the Obama administration."

(h/t: Think Progress)

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