The Debate Over Mitt Romney's Remarks About the 47%

09/20/12 Robert Lorei
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today we’ll continue with the theme from Democracy Now—and talk about the controversy over Mitt Romney’s remarks that 47% of Americans are dependent on government and pay no income taxes…We’ll hear from a senior advisor to president Obama and we’ll hear from Mitt Romney. Then we’ll take your phone calls. But first—several listener comments about yesterday’s program on which we talked about the 47% controversy. Mitt Romney’s original remarks…. tape

Our first guest is Valerie Bowman Jarretta --Senior Advisor to the President of the United States and Assistant to the President for Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs in the Obama administration. Jarrett is a close confidante of the President and First Lady dating back to their days in Chicago. I did an interview with her yesterday in which she told me she was speaking personally on behalf of the campaign and not on behalf of the White House….

tape soundbites: -Obama on redistribution -Romney on FOX -Romney on Univision

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