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Mitt Romney: Mothers Should Be Required To Work Or Lose Assistance

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Washington, D.C. – Mitt Romney is going to make sure that stay at home moms don’t get any help from the government if he becomes President. Romney is going to push for a federal law which requires stay at home mothers to prove they have satisfied outside of the house work requirements in order to be eligible for federal assistance.

Romney makes the remark on the heels of a comment by a Democratic strategist who complained that Ann Romney has never worked a day in her life.

Ann Romney was quick to answer saying in a Tweet,

“I made a choice to stay home and raise five boys. Believe me, it was hard work,”

Mitt Romney obviously sees a big difference between the working poor and the wife of multi-millionaire venture capitalist wives.

Speaking of poor women who try to stay home and care for their children Romney said,

“[poor women] shouldn’t be given a choice, but instead should be required to work outside the home to receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits. Even if you have a child 2 years of age, you need to go to work,”

When confronted with the idea that his comments were heartless he said,

“I wanted to increase the work requirement. I said, for instance, that even if you have a child 2 years of age, you need to go to work. And people said, ‘Well that’s heartless.’ And I said, ‘No, no, I’m willing to spend more giving day care to allow those parents to go back to work. It’ll cost the state more providing that daycare, but I want the individuals to have the dignity of work.'”

What is interesting is trying to decide if he is saying what his wife did, by staying home, lacked dignity or if this is another one of Romney’s “The Rich live better” type of quotes that keep getting him in trouble with the electorate. Polls continuously show that the more the voters get to know Mitt Romney the less they like him.

This is not the first time Romney made these type of comments about the poor. During his failed senate campaign he said,

“This is a different world than it was in the 1960s when I was growing up, when you used to have Mom at home and Dad at work. Now Mom and Dad both have to work whether they want to or not, and usually one of them has two jobs.”

Its nice to know that Mitt Romney considers it normal that in order to survive people need families need to work three separate jobs and keep their kids in daycare. Is this part of his “family values” platform?

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8 Responses to “Mitt Romney: Mothers Should Be Required To Work Or Lose Assistance”

  1. Kevin Hogan

    Does he not realize how Temporary Assistance for Needy Families works, that you must document 40 hours a week being spent looking for a job while receiving it…. What a tool.

  2. Janet Hoggard

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  3. Kym Mele

    Let's see…mothers have kid after kid without marrying the father just so they can be taken care of on the taxpayers dime? I don't mind it being there for those mothers who need it because of legitmate situations but look at those who have scammed the system and use it to their advantage because they are too lazy to take care of themeselves. They know someone else will take care of them so why be responsible. These are the mothers who are in need of the 'dignity of work.' My husband works hard to take care of our family, I don't think he has to take care of those mothers who become mothers of children of multiple fathers and in many cases don't even know who the father is. They want to be taken care of because they know they can so no reason to be responsible in their procreation habits. Sad for the children that they have a deadbeat mother and father. The government is propetuating this problem.
    Like I said, its not about those mothers who need some help for a time until they get back on their feet after a legetimate reason for needing that help.