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October 02, 2012


Ryan Said 30% Want a Welfare State

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan "share a similarly dim view of a very large portion of Americans, according to previously unreported remarks by Ryan. Both believe that many of their fellow citizens are dependent on government and have no motivation to improve their lives -- but they disagree over the precise number," the Huffington Post reports.

"Romney's estimate, famously, is 47 percent. For Ryan, it's 30 percent."

Said Ryan, in remarks given in November 2011: "Seventy percent of Americans want the American dream. They believe in the American idea. Only 30 percent want their welfare state. Before too long, we could become a society where the net majority of Americans are takers, not makers."

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