Mitt Romney to poor mothers: “Even if you have a child 2 years of age, you need to go to work.”

Via Waylon Lewis
on Apr 15, 2012
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Mothers “should be required to work outside the home to receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits.”

Share the word: yet another example of the views of this “moderate” GOPer and his wise conservatism.

Romney noted that some had considered his proposal “heartless,” but he argued that the women would be better off having “the dignity of work” — a suggestion Ann Romney would likely take issue with.

For the rest: get on over to Huffington Post.

On the other hand, if you have 100s of millions of dollars, the suggestion of working outside the home is offensive: ”

the sense of extreme umbrage he showed when Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen quipped last week that Ann Romney had not “worked a day in her life.”

The remark, made to a Manchester, N.H., audience, was unearthed by MSNBC’s “Up w/Chris Hayes,” and aired during the 8 a.m. hour of his show Sunday.

Ann Romney and her husband’s campaign fired back hard at Rosen following her remark. “I made a choice to stay home and raise five boys. Believe me, it was hard work,” Romney said on Twitter.”


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


7 Responses to “Mitt Romney to poor mothers: “Even if you have a child 2 years of age, you need to go to work.””

  1. yogi henry says:

    dear waylon,
    i read the quote from your source Huffington Post. “Poor women who stay at home to raise their children should be given federal assistance for child care so that they can enter the job market and “have the dignity of work,” Mitt Romney said in January….

    so….there could be the option of choosing to work or not to work with the help of affording child care….it seems right now those that don’t have money to pay for child care don’t really have that choice.
    Also, Mrs. Romney having the disposable income to choose whether to have someone look after her kids and pursue a career or stay at home to raise her kids was her choice.
    I don’t think all things proposed by the opposition should be viewed as evil or hateful.

  2. Dana says:

    Not very mindful and independent media. It a shame.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I agree with Dana. Seems like this article takes the quote way out of context.

  4. I work in a child welfare department for children in foster care. What is funny about this is that the system works against women being able to work, have childcare, AND receive assistance. If they work, they may not receive assistance – and especially not if they have a partner. If they don't work, they won't qualify for certain daycare programs. They can't make TOO much money or else their child won't qualify for programs like HeadStart. The system is designed so that single women in the lower socioeconomic spectrum cannot both make money and receive assistance and childcare.


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