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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Mitt Romney says he's not concerned about the poor; what does he mean by that exactly?

Source: AP

After the big Florida Primary victory this past Tuesday, Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney told CNN the following on Wednesday in reference to his plans for the U.S. economy:

  "I'm not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there. If it needs repair, I'll fix it. I'm not concerned about the very rich. They're doing just fine. I'm concerned about the very heart of America, the 90 to 95% of Americans who right now are struggling." 


"We have a very ample safety net and we can talk about whether it needs to be strengthened or whether there are holes in it. But we have food stamps, we have Medicaid, we have housing vouchers, we have programs to help the poor," Romney said. "But the middle-income Americans, they're the folks that are really struggling right now."

Does Mr. Romney Suggest that the very poor don't struggle. I doubt he meant to say  that, but I would venture to think he, a multi-millionaire, might be out of touch with the true magnitude of being poor in the wealthiest nation on Earth.

Here are some statistics.  (The fact that it is a Catholic charity has little baring on the universal message): WATCH THIS DETAILED VIDEO ON "POVERTY USA"

Until next time... Roll on!

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