Skip to comments.Rep. Schakowsky introduces WORK Act allowing low-income moms the option that Ann Romney got
Posted on 04/19/2012 4:34:28 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
Rep. Schakowsky (D) has introduced a bill, the WORK Act, Woman's Option to Raise Kids, giving federal assistance that would supplement TANF benefits (for the first 3 years), because under current law a woman (poor or not) raising kids does not have her work raising kids counted as real "work."
Dems are attempting to use Ann Romney's words against her.
Ann Romney said that staying home and raising kids is "work." and Dems are countering that by saying that it shouldn't be just people like Ann Romney that should get to stay home and "work." Schakowsky believes that poor women should be able to stay home and "work" raising their kids, but because they cannot, they need gov't assistance to do so. Indeed, she was asked today if she thinks that Mitt Romney should support her bill.
Willard Romney will counter this by saying that this is welfare for welfare moms. And yes, it is welfare.
And just like I knew would ultimately happen, Dems will counter by saying that Romney is against social welfare benefits, but personally benefitted from welfare benefits himself - corporate welfare benefits - and they will cite numerous articles like the one from American Spectator, "Mitt Romney: Corporate Welfare Bum" and the article from the LA Times "Romney no stranger to tax subsidies, benefits" and many, many others like it to say that Romney stuffed his pockets with taxpayer dollars, but is against poor people doing so.
The GOP should have went with Newt or Santorum...
Personally, I liked Perry the best. His time will come.
What say you?
Im ok with it if it comes out of Willards pocket but not mine. I have no interest in and no responsibility to pay somebody else punch to stay home.....
Except then we wouldn't have people dependent on government. Never mind...
I thought their solution was abortion. They have “choices”
Yeah...that’ll work....encourage sex outside of marriage (those birth control pills are Soooo hard to find) so you can get more bennies.....uh huh....GEE...don’t we already have this??? It’s TIME to move in the OPPOSITE direction! Support what we want MORE of....
Romney is a liberal.
For all we know this has all been scripted in advance.
Obama has an idea. Unemployment benefits for the employed.
What do you think?
How long before the GOP caves?
I think the federal government should pay me for washing and cleaning out my car. In addition, I deserve money from the federal government for doing my own laundry. It’s REAL WORK — don’t you know? ( And I have to do my kids laundry and wash dishes too.)
If I said what I feel about this crap, I would be banned forever from FR. I guess Ill go over to DU and say it anyway. Getting banned from there is an honor
favorability of Obama at between 41% and 48%
First thing you need to remember is that those numbers are SPIN or what we used to call propaganda. They ain’t real. The left hopes some people will buy into it.
Think about, do you know anyone, anyone outside of liberal politics or MSM who openly has a favorable opinion of nobama? Why, of course not, because unless you overly poll dems and go door to door in Holders side of town, you won’t find many likers.
The kenyan is going down like hitlery in Columbia.
In other words, they want the women that made good choices and stayed with their “baby daddy” to go get a job to pay taxes so that other women who did not make good choices can stay home and not have to get a job.
Idiot dems, errr Marxists...
I say it’s “should have gone” not “should have went”.
Some decades ago someone proposed that stay-at-home mothers receive social security, even though they paid nothing into it.
A woman wrote a letter to the newspaper (no Internet then) saying, “When I get home from work, I have to do everything that these women have all day to do.”