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Mitt Romney Is A Hot Topic On The View And Elisabeth Hasselbeck Defends Him

Mitt Romney's leaked private fundraiser footage is all over the media so, of course, the ladies on the The View had to give their two cents on the issue.

Barbara Walters tried to maintain a moderate POV in her dissection of his comments and pointed out that it is indeed true that roughly 47% of Americans don't pay federal income tax. It's not because they are "dependent upon the government" though.

According to the Tax Policy Center, half of that statistic is due to families making such a low income that they are exempt from paying the federal tax, while the other half take advantage of tax code provisions that benefit senior citizens and low-income working families with children.

With that being said, Elisabeth Hasselback shocked everyone defended Romney's remarks (above) and suggested:

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