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Hi I'm Bill O'Reilly thanks for watching us tonight the slacker factor that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo.
Apparently Mitt Romney is we gonna take the offensive about comments that were offensive to liberal America.
Earlier this week mr.
Romney was seen on tape saying that many Americans would not vote for him because they want free stuff rather then earn their way.
As talking points pointed out on Tuesday that's largely true so let's break it down.
When I was teaching high school in Miami Florida there were three kinds of students in my class the first student worked hard and succeeded fairly well.
The second student worked hard but found getting good -- typical for a variety of reasons they didn't fell but they weren't scoring day.
And the third type -- student didn't work at all and many of them made excuses for their failure to do so.
Here's a point.
Some of those failing students were outraged that I held them accountable for their laziness they couldn't believe that I was giving them bad grades they felt entitled to -- no matter what they idea.
That was forty years ago today the situation is far worse on the entitlement front.
We become a culture that generally excuses bad behavior we make an excuse for unless -- felony type stuff.
While my parents held me accountable for my actions many parents today let their kids do what they want so if they don't want -- study they don't have to.
After attitude is now flooding the marketplace.
And that's what Mitt Romney was talking about a fairly significant percentage of Americans who believe society owes -- stuff.
Even if they don't even try to succeed.
It's impossible to put a percentage on people who think that way and therein lies Mitt Romney's mistake.
47% of Americans are not slackers.
At a government knows that -- -- trying to make his point to a friendly audience he didn't word of the criticism properly.
But there is no question the President Obama in the Democratic Party are not very interest in holding people accountable they are far more interest -- giving them stuff.
In return for votes and that strategy.
Dennis Miller put it very well last night.
I think a lot of people are worried that -- start this fuel over into a place where more people are not going Ford then go on Clark that is dangerous and it's dangerous because is successful people.
Cannot carry everybody -- As Margaret Thatcher once said about socialism there comes a point when you run out of other people's money.
And we -- The sad truth is that today millions Americans are not willing.
To do what it takes to support themselves they want the government to provide they feel it is owed to them.
Yes times are tough yes it's not easy to get a good job but even the face of the severe recession most of us most of us are working -- Many of us are succeed but far too many are not trying hard and.
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