Romney Flashback: Poor Mothers Should Be Required To Work Outside The Home Or Lose Welfare
In case it wasn’t already clear that last week’s controversy over stay at home moms was entirely manufactured, this should put the question to bed.VIDEO AND MORE AT LINK
Romney and allies cried that Democrats had declared “war on moms” after a Democratic strategist said Romney’s wife hadn’t worked a day in her life. Romney’s camp said this meant Democrats don’t value stay at home moms and motherhood, while they believe that women who stay home are doing real work.
But for every Romney action, there is an equal and opposite Romney reaction, and this morning, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes dug up a video of Romney from just January in which the Republican presidential candidate said he wanted to require women who receive welfare to work outside the home, even if their children are very young. He told a New Hampshire audience:
“I wanted to increase the work requirement,” said Romney. “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.”
The dignity of work? The dignity to have to work multiple jobs to give their children the things they need and want? Why didn't he make his wife have the dignity of work?
While I'm at it, I woke up to press the meat and that crone Michelle Bachmann. You can tell David's back. This show is so slanted it is pathetic. I put this comment here because he was beating the dead horse called Hillary Rosen. I never write letters to the networks, but this display has made me change my policy. He needs to go. Not just him but the entire staff needs to go. There are some really foul crap going on there.