‘47 Percent’

Ann Romney: Video ‘Out of Context’

Not everyone is criticizing Mitt Romney this week. Ann Romney has come to her husband’s defense over his comments that 47 percent of Americans are “victims” and “dependent on the government.” She claims that the remarks were “taken out of context.” She said, “He’s talking about what we’re facing in America right now…If we don’t take corrective measures soon, more and more people will be dependent on government, and that’s not what he wants. He wants to have more economic opportunity for people. He wants better jobs for people.” When asked if her husband was expressing disdain for people on entitlement programs, Romney replied, “Absolutely not. That’s totally not so.”