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The 47 Percent in 1972

Poorly as it was expressed by Romney, the “47 percent” idea — along with fears of a tipping point beyond which half of the country becomes dependent upon the other — is not new. Take a look at this 1972 campaign commercial for Richard Nixon, titled “McGovern Welfare”:

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