START A PETITION 25,136,189 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x
1,384,652 people care about Politics

Mitt Romney “Not Concerned” About The Poor

Mitt Romney “Not Concerned” About The Poor

In case you missed it, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney isn’t all that concerned with the struggles facing poor people.

Romney let this gem slip in an interview yesterday morning suggesting that it was the Democrats job to worry about the poor.

Indeed.

In 2010 more than 4 million more women than men lived in poverty. Families headed by a single adult are more likely to be headed by women, and these female-headed families are at greater risk of poverty and deep poverty. 34.2% of families with a female householder where no husband is present were poor and 17% were living in deep poverty. So when Romney says he doesn’t care about the poor, he means specifically he doesn’t care about poor women.

It’s not just Romney. It’s the entire Republican party who spent the last year legislating on the backs of our most vulnerable. It started with Stupak-Pitts during the health care reform debate and has now evolved into an outright war on the ability of the poor to access health care services at all on both the state and the federal level. It’s expressed in the crusade to cripple health care reform and to take away any affordable family planning or cancer screening.

And they’ve even enlisted their surrogates. Just look at the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Related Stories:

GOP Blocking Health Care Reform At The State Level

The GOP’s 10 Most Extreme Attacks On A Woman’s Right To Choose An Abortion

Read more: , , , , , , , ,

Photo from Nick Moise via flickr.

have you shared this story yet?

some of the best people we know are doing it

169 comments

+ add your own
7:47AM PDT on Sep 21, 2012

What is sickening is that the GOP are trying to present themselves as the 'Christian' party when everything they say and do is so anti-Christian as to be enough to make me puke. According to the New Testament Christ cared for the outcasts of society, the poor, the weak, the sick, the elderly, even the prostitutes. Yet the GOP considers them all worthless leeches and that they don't deserve any care or help. How very unChristian of them. Maybe they should pay more attention to their own Bible:

“Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”
Matthew 19:24

1:55PM PDT on Jul 10, 2012

This man is THE BIGGEST hypocrite and FAR WORSE than Bush!! SCARY example of what has happened to this country!! People need to stop watching "brainless" TV and listen to what is really important!! WE- THE PEOPLE need to TAKE THIS COUNTRY BACK-NOT BIG BUSINESS!!! The occupy Wall Street movement was NOT enough and we need to do MORE!
SORRY Mr. Romney Corporations are NOT people!! Hopefully PEOPLE WILL VOTE and get these greedy, callous people OUT of office!!
They have NO shame!

7:45AM PST on Feb 24, 2012

Petition signed. Another dumb Romney remark.

3:28PM PST on Feb 21, 2012

seriously this man is dellusional to seriously suggest its the democrats job to worry about the poor. I'd like to see what mitt romney thought of that if he had no money.

9:02AM PST on Feb 16, 2012

Why would he care about the poor? He doesn't know what it feels like to be poor. I bet the little bit of money I have left from my wages/salary that this guy has never worried about money in his life... :-(

9:59AM PST on Feb 9, 2012

Tamara was right, this was taken out of context. However, Mitt continues to poorly choose his words, inciting the opposition and continually giving fodder to his detractors. This obscenely rich man with perpetual foot-in-mouth disease keeps giving us these memorable one liners. To pretend a 'safety net' exists while budget cuts slash programs for the poor right and left, along with getting the numbers wrong for unemployment, leads one to wonder just what else he doesn't know... I keep thinking, give him enough rope and he will hang himself...but there seem to be enough Romneyites out there who are oblivious not only to what he says and does, but to what he has already done. A very scary man with even scarier followers-almost cult-like.

1:27PM PST on Feb 7, 2012

That attitude is why the wealth disparity keeps growing and creating the environment for revolution unless Congress and the administration successfully address that disparity SOON.

7:35PM PST on Feb 6, 2012

Diane O - more empty rhetoric. Yes; there are extremely wealthy Democrats but have you noticed Diane, they're are the ones who are truly altruistic, believe they should be taxed at higher rates, are willing to fight for fairness in this country. I haven't seen that from the Republicans. Oh sure, Mutters give big, big contributions to the MorON Church, but I don't call that altruistic since in goes in to the MorONs and there it stays.
Being born with a silver foot in one's mouth (Dubya), doesn't mean they are good people or not a drain on society (Dubya), any more than being poor makes ones a drain on society or a bad person. After all, Dubya went to Yale, was AWOL for the majority of his Air Force enlistment, failed every business venture he launched, launched two wars as 'president' of the U.S. and is considered a war criminal internationally (in fact he can't even travel outside the U.S. for fear of being arrested and tried as a war criminal. He didn't mind one damned bit, sending kids off to get killed for a lie. Didn't mind it a bit. Nothing you ever say has any impact as relevant because you simply leave out the pertinent facts.

4:56PM PST on Feb 6, 2012

Diane Oh O, It is just like you...always the one telling jokes at a funeral.

Let me quess? Your about to send a resume to Romney's office, forget it. He would never hire an out of work disinformation officer, they all too often prove to be unreliable.

As for Romney, let him talk, after all, it worked for Baby Bush, right.

2:27PM PST on Feb 6, 2012

Diane, were you totally asleep in the 1990s when this thing called welfare reform passed? Are you forgetting that Republicans have been trying their damnedest to cut public school lunch programs? You're right, nobody should go hungry. Now, tell that to the Republicans who really don't care about the poor, to the extent that they're trying to destroy the safety net that exists for those who either work low-paying jobs with zero benefits or can't even find a job. If they're so pro-life, these guys, why aren't the concerned about 50 million people without health insurance and 44,000 who die every year because they can't access health care.

add your comment



Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

ads keep care2 free

Recent Comments from Causes

Live and let live..or help others to live. We are all here for a purpose and should be appreciated and…

The GOP can kiss my lily white arse. There are some excellent comments here.

I too once rescued a copperhead. He was in my driveway, about 2.5 feet long (.75m). First I called…

Story idea? Want to blog? Contact the editors!
ads keep care2 free

more from causes

Animal Welfare

Causes Canada

Causes UK

Children

Civil Rights

Education

Endangered Wildlife

Environment & Wildlife

Global Development

Global Warming

Health Policy

Human Rights

LGBT rights

Politics

Real Food

Trailblazers For Good

Women's Rights




Select names from your address book   |   Help
   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.