"I said, for instance, that even if you have a child two 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 daycare 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."

Ann Romney’s husband (via livealifethatscompletelyfree)

Mitt Romney is the gift that keeps on giving.

(via peterfeld)

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.

(via pantslessprogressive)

Dear Mittens, 

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. 

(via stfuhypocrisy)

Solid commentary

(via stfuconservatives)

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.

(via stfuconservatives)



Remember that report about how the U.S. Census doesn’t consider dads to be a “designated parent?” Well, the outrage hasn’t died and somebody much more motivated than me started a petition at change.org to wave in front of the big mucky-mucks at the U.S. Census Bureau. Go eSign it and show your support for dads.

And on behalf of dads everywhere, thanks.

Signal boost!!

Really? The United States Census Bureau is seriously using overtly sexist double standards, and trying to justify them by citing traditional gender roles? They’re just assuming the mother is always the primary caregiver, without even bothering to ask? >_<