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Mitt Romney: I Am Not Concerned About The Very Poor [Video]

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I think sometime Mitt Romney has no filter that effects what is going through his brain and what comes out of his mouth. This time, in an interview after winning the Primary in Florida, Romney went on the air and told a news caster that he isn’t concerned about the very poor.

He said,

“I’m in this race because I care about Americans. I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there. If it needs repair, I’ll fix it. I’m not concerned about the very rich, they’re doing just fine. I’m concerned about the very heart of the America, the 90 percent, 95 percent of Americans who right now are struggling.”

I am not sure who told him that the middle class was struggling so much that it was worse than being very poor. At the same time the American safety net for the very poor is not so great.

He actually expanded on his statement saying the poor were ok because they had medicaid and food stamps.

He went on to say,

“I said ‘I’m not concerned about the very poor that have a safety net but if it has holes in it, I will repair them.’ The challenge right now — we will hear from the Democrat party the plight of the poor. And there’s no question it’s not good being poor and we have a safety net to help those that are very poor. But my campaign is focused on middle-income Americans. We have a very ample safety net. And we can talk about whether it needs to be strengthened or whether there are holes in it. But we have food stamps, we have Medicaid, we have housing vouchers, we have programs to help the poor.”

I am not sure about how Mitt Romney will face Obama in the election but saying things like this surely won’t help.

Do you think Mitt Romney is a bit out of touch?

Watch Romney say the poor are doing fine.

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14 Responses to “Mitt Romney: I Am Not Concerned About The Very Poor [Video]”

  1. Ryan Carranza

    Just watch the Daily Show With Jon Stewart and Jon will tell you everything you need to know about Mitt Romney. And yes… Mitt Romney is out of touch.

  2. Laurie Vonderlage

    He has millions of dollars in offshore accounts all over the world, why would he care about the very poor? What ever happened to "by the people, for the people and of the people?" Now it's "by the money, for the money and of the money." How can we trust anybody who spends so much time trashing the people in his own party? I've said it before, they would have a lot more credibility if they at least acted like they're working for the common good, you cannot portray that when you can't even get along with your colleagues. I can't wait for November when Obama gets reelected and these bozos go away!

  3. Vanessa Burroughs Rhodes

    All the Republican candidates are out of touch. Not one of them has ever had to worry about how their utility bills or rent were going to get paid. Much less how they were going to feed their families. Make them all live on minimum wage for 6 months, that will give them a clue.

  4. Glen Perkins

    not a big supporter of romney but in all fairness, if you take his statements at face value and not try to twist his words to suit your goals…hes right and make perfect sense and I agree with the thinking.

  5. Anita Holland

    He's nuts, he says there are programs for the very poor. Does he realized what all intails in those programs? In order to qualify for a nominal cash allowance the poor have to do job searches for at least 20 hours a day. Well if there are no jobs out there than how can they find one. Sounds like a big run around to me…

  6. Vanessa Burroughs Rhodes

    Glen Perkins ; I don't get my information from entertainers or any of the news channels. I get it the old fashion way, I read.