Ann Romney’s husband (via livealifethatscompletelyfree)
Mitt Romney is the gift that keeps on giving.
Ezra Klein points out that - although Romney said this week, “I happen to believe that all moms are working moms” - as Governor, he signed into law a “work requirement” for mothers seeking TANF:
If you’re a poor mother in Massachusetts and you go to sign up for TANF, you’ll see you need to fulfill a “work requirement.” And you cannot fulfill it by being “a mom.” And that’s because of policy that Romney signed into law in Massachusetts, and Bill Clinton signed into law nationally.
That law has seen some real successes: The poverty rate for single mothers is lower now than before the legislation passed in 1996, and the labor-force participation rate is higher. Both parties brag about it routinely. But those numbers are only successes if you believe, as both parties do, that being a stay-at-home mother is not the same as working.
It’s time you stop wiping your ass with freshly minted $100 bills and start giving a shit about people and their kids living poverty. You clearly have no idea what you’re talking about. You really need to going into impoverished areas and see what it’s really like, how much things cost vs how much money they make.
Wow, I’m shocked that Governor Mitt Romney did something so dickish and fiscally reckless during his gubenatorial tenure. I was under the impression that he didn’t lose his common sense until the presidential primaries.