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The 47 Percent

Trump Uses His Foundation Like It's His Own Personal Piggy Bank

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 09.26.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Donald Trump puts on a show of being rich. There's that private jet stamped Trump. He assures everyone, ad nauseam, that he's really, really rich. But apparently it's all a sham.

GOP Candidate Says Romney Was Right About 47%

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics

A Republican candidate running for Congress in Nevada says former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was right when he made his controversial "47 percent"...

Who Are the Real Takers?

Harlan Green | Posted 11.18.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

Why do we have such a high poverty rate five years after the end of the Greatest Recession since the Great Depression, and the greatest income and wealth inequality since that Great Depression?

John Rudolf

Disabled Veteran 47 Percenter: 'I Guess I'm One Of The Leeches On The System' | John Rudolf | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

CAMDEN, N.J. -- John Hoskins is not proud of his dependence on government. He scrapes by on a $900 monthly check from the Veterans Administration and ...

Catherine Pearson

Formerly Homeless 47-Percenter: 'We Had Tons Of Personal Responsibility' | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

Heather Kristin no longer depends on the government to help her with food and housing, but she did as a child. Now her "blood is boiling" after wa...

John Rudolf

47 Percenter: Romney 'Eliminated Us Altogether' | John Rudolf | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

CAMDEN, N.J. -- Sandra Johnson pays no federal income tax and relies on a monthly Social Security disability check and food stamps to make ends meet. ...

Saki Knafo

47 Percenter: "We're Helping Keep Our Communities Vibrant" | Saki Knafo | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

Four years ago, then-17-year-old David Gilbert-Pederson made headlines as the youngest delegate at the Democratic National Convention. Time Magazine p...

Mitt Gets A Meme!

Posted 09.19.2012 | Arts

Behold, Mitt and his portrait. We all know by now how Mitt Romney feels about nearly half the country, believing the 47% are "dependent on gove...

Lucas Kavner

Romney Was At His 'Most Comfortable' During 47 Percent Speech, Says Public Speaking Expert | Lucas Kavner | Posted 09.19.2012 | Arts

Plenty of experts have weighed in on Mitt Romney's now infamous speech to attendees at a private fundraiser earlier this year, but only one, the proli...

GRAPH: Who Pays Income Tax? | By Jacob Goldstein | Posted 11.18.2012 | Money

Mitt Romney's comments regarding the 47 percent of Americans who pay no income tax is getting lots of attention today. Our colleague Mark Memmott expl...

The 47 Percent Includes About 3,000 Millionaires

Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.18.2012 | Business
Mark Gongloff

In that crowd of wealthy donors at Marc Leder's Boca Raton sex palace listening to Mitt Romney blast Americans who don't pay income taxes, there were probably a few people who didn't pay income taxes.

Ryan Grim

Romney In Damage Control Over Video | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

Just hours after Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's campaign attempted an image reboot on Monday, it found itself under attack over a cland...