Democratic party releases ‘The Romney/Hasner tapes’by Andrew Abramson | October 24th, 2012
The Florida Democratic Party has released “The Romney/Hasner tapes” which compares Congressional District 22 Republican candidate Adam Hasner to GOP nominee Mitt Romney.
It puts two videos side-by-side. The first video shows Hasner speaking to a group and saying, “And when you think about the fact that you have nearly 50 percent of Americans not paying taxes, you have nearly 50 million Americans on entitlement programs, on food stamps, you realize that we’re reaching that point.”
Then, it shows Romney at the now infamous Boca Raton fundraiser earlier this year saying, “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’s an entitlement.”
The Democratic Party then asks: “Does Adam Hasner think, like Mitt Romney, that our seniors, veterans, and young adults don’t pay taxes and view themselves as victims?
Hasner is facing Democrat Lois Frankel. Polls have shown Hasner anywhere from down 10 points to tied in the race.