Monday, April 16, 2012

'Memba When.....

...the Romney's got their silk undies in a twist over Hilary Rosen's bad phrasing of Ann Romney's work experience?
Times change, I guess, for Mittsy.
See, cuz back in January, Mittsy said that 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."
Of course, he was speaking of poor women, and not the wives of low-tax-paying, millionaires.
Cuz they don't need the dignity of work, they just need to hire good help.
All that kerfuffle over RosenGate and now we learn that Mittsy flipped, and then flopped. Again.
If you look at what Mittsy said back in the day--and by that I mean a few months ago--he views stay-at-home moms who are supported by federal assistance much differently than those stay-at-home moms who are backed by hundreds of millions in private income taxed at 14%. Poor women, Mittsy said, shouldn't be given a choice, but instead should be required to work outside the home to receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits [TANF].
"[E]ven if you have a child 2 years of age, you need to go to work," Romney said of moms on TANF. Unless, you're Ann Romney and have a couple of Caddies in the driveway and a maid to boss around.
And Mittsy talked, hell, he bragged, about his efforts as governor of Massachusetts to increase the amount of time women on welfare were required to work, and even noted that some folks called his plan "heartless." Still, Mittsy argued, women--and, again, he only means poor women, would be better off having "the dignity of work".
Again, unless you're Ann Romney. She's rich. And she has the right to choose to be a stay-at-home mom, but poor people shouldn't be given that same right of choice. Unless they want to lose their benefits.
Cuz they're poor and stuff.


froggy said...


mistress maddie said...

Ooops is right!!! Someone needs to just shove a flip flop up her damn ass, that will stop this nonsense!

Raybeard said...

The political scene you're currently witnessing just creases me up so often. Never a dull moment! Though I suppose it's only funny when one can observe it from a distance. Some of the flak flying might be entertaining but I'm quite aware that there's a hell of a lot at stake. Anyway, I shall continue to spectate with fascination.

Beth said...

This guy's hypocrisy apparently knows no bounds. I'm going to start calling him Mittens the Pander Bear.