Another Republican has distanced herself from the Romney campaign — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez rejected Mitt Romney’s remarks that Republicans this fall can’t woo “47 percent” of voters because they’re too dependent on government services. She joins Sen. Scott Brown, Sen. Dean Heller, congressional candidates Mark Meadows and Linda McMahon as criticizing Romney sick and disgusting remarks.
Martinez, who was asked to speak on behalf of Romney at the Republican National Convention last month, said every vote matters and reiterated the value of government support services for the poor.
“We have a lot of people that are at the poverty level in New Mexico, but they count just as much as anybody else,” Martinez said. “There is a net that does allow them to be caught and taken care of, whether it be through medical services, whether it be food services, whether it be with funding for apartments, for housing.
“I think, certainly the fact that New Mexico provides that safety net is a good thing,” the Republican governor said. Source
Susana Martinez remarks aren’t the only newsworthy one. Sen. Harry Reid reprises his attack on Mitt Romney over his tax returns saying he may be among the 47 percent who he claims are dependent on the government because of the low tax rate he paid. harrry Reid’s comments:
Thousands of families making more than $1 million pay nothing in federal income taxes each year.
Is Mitt Romney among them?
We’ll never know, since he refuses to release tax returns from the years before he was running for president.
But from the one return we have seen, we know Mitt Romney pays a lower tax rate than middle class families thanks to Swiss bank accounts and Cayman Island tax shelters.
And we can only imagine what new secrets would be revealed if he showed the American people a dozen years of tax returns, like his father did. (h/t Talking Points Memo