Originally Posted by Iowanian
I grew up poor. I know a lot of people who have been or are still in a poverty level.
Quite a few of those people are not lazy, but have made decisions in their lives that have limited their income and yes, most of them are glad to have a handout.
It doesn't offend me because I think there is 1 way to get out of poverty regardless of your path...hard work. Be it through education, employment, lifestyle choices.
I definitely believe in picking yourself up by the boot straps. So no, class warfare doesn't bother me when it's going both ways. No reason the democrats should be the only group allowed to use that card.
Why is it offensive to mention welfare like it's not known that it's a free lunch for the democratic candidates, but it IS if the Repubs point that out? I didn't hear Romney say anything disparaging about those people, only that they're in Obama's pocket.
I don't disagree with much of what you posted but he certainly disparaged half the country with him calling people victims and they don't want to take personal responsibility.
There is no question that there is lazy people that try to scam the system and don't want to work but they are part of both parties or no party. They aren't exclusive to Democrats or Obama supporters.