Linda McMahon Tries To Distance Herself From Romney 47 Percent Talking Point She's Used Herself


It seems one of the Republicans who is trying to distance themselves from Mitt Romney's statements about the lazy, mooching 47 percent who don't pay income taxes at that fundraiser is having a little trouble -- Linda McMahon hits Romney for 47% talking point she used:

In her second run for the Senate, Linda McMahon seems to have realized that she needs to temper her teabaggy leanings and sound Republican-lite. So she was first out of the gate to distance herself from the unraveling Mitt Romney.

“I disagree with Governor Romney’s insinuation that 47% of Americans believe they are victims who must depend on the government for their care. I know that the vast majority of those who rely on government are not in that situation because they want to be. People today are struggling because the government has failed to keep America competitive, failed to support job creators, and failed to get our economy back on track,” McMahon said.

Yeah, except here's McMahon's problem. The very day she launched her 2012 Senate campaign, this happened:

When News 8 questioned McMahon regarding President Obama's push for higher taxes on wealthy, she said she would like everyone to pay their fair share.
"I'd like to see everyone pay their fair share," said McMahon. "Forty-seven percent of the people today don't pay any taxes, so let's have a fair tax code where everybody pays their taxes."

And it's on tape. Read on...

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