Mitt Romney: Hypocrite When It Comes To Working Mothers

April 16, 2012 at 3:56 am Leave a comment

More drivel from Mitt Romney.  From the Boston Globe’s Political Intelligence blog

“Mittt Romney last week declared his belief that “all moms are working moms,” but he insisted as recently as January that women on welfare need to get jobs, even if they have young children.

Romney defended his wife, Ann, a stay-at-home mother, on Friday after Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen said earlier in the week that Ann Romney is unqualified to speak for women’s economic concerns because she “has actually never worked a day in her life.”

Romney, himself, has said the “all moms are working moms” argument does not apply to mothers who accept welfare assistance.

“Even if you have a child two years of age, you need to go to work,” Romney said at a Jan. 4 campaign stop in Manchester, N.H., describing his position as Massachusetts governor. “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.’ ”

Romney’s comment came in response to a question about welfare dependence and personal responsibility, and his campaign pointed out similarities between it and a statement Democratic former President Bill Clinton made in 1996, when he signed welfare reform legislation.

Click to contact candidates or elected officials about this issue.“This act honors my basic principles of real welfare reform. It requires work of welfare recipients, limits the time they can stay on welfare, and provides child care and health care to help them make the move from welfare to work,” Clinton said at the time. “It demands personal responsibility, and puts in place tough child support enforcement measures.”

 I think such a remark considered to be hypocrisy.  The reality is that a lot of mothers want to stay home with their kids, but are not able to because they have make ends meet. I think the social safety net should be designed that women should have the right to stay with home with their kids until the age of four if they have desire to do so.  Being a stay at home is just as much as full-time job as working mom especially given when you have small kids.

Again, another reason why this guy should not be voted into office


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