Skip to comments.Romney: 'I'm not concerned about the very poor'
Posted on 02/01/2012 11:50:48 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Wednesday that he's "not concerned about the very poor" because they have an "ample safety net" and he's focused instead on relieving the suffering of middle-class people hit hard by the bad economy.
In comments likely to become fodder for his critics, Romney emphasized, "You can focus on the very poor, that's not my focus."
He brought up the subject of the poor in a CNN interview marking his big win in Florida's GOP primary Tuesday night, a major step toward becoming the party's challenger to President Barack Obama in the fall....
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No the entire statement was NOT fine.
~It is also not fine that he moved tax money to santurary cities while Govenor of Mass.
~It is NOT fine that he ONLY attacks other nominees while not talking about why he should be the nominee.
~It is NOT fine that he flip flops on abortion, taxes, immigration and everything else.
~It is NOT fine that he gets caught in ‘misrepresentations’ and doesn’t even have the decency to take responsibility for them (Rick S. winning Iowa and Rommney unwilling to admit, or Romney’s ad attacking Newt that he said wasn’t his, but when pointed out on live Debate that it was- still wouldn’t accept responsibility).
For the above and many other reasons~ Romney is NOT fine. Not as the GOP nominee, not as a representitive of the US, and certainly not as POTUS. We already have one lying, thieving, scam artist in the WH, I for one am not ‘fine’ with helping another just like him in.
This statement is only possible from a Mormon point of view.
You would not hear a Christian word it like that.
I do not have the animosity to Mitt that many do. But he makes a major mistake by not looking at how truly rotten is the so called "safety net," today.
The “Safety Net” should be other members of ones’ extended family.
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Nope, he’s not conservative, and that’s why he can’t articulate it.
I do... sympathize? with his position, in a way, though.
I’m sick and tired of the left trotting out “the poor” as an excuse to raise taxes, grow government, and reduce our freedom,
when they already have so many “programs” that there is no excuse for any single one of them to be homeless, hungry, thirsty, cold or hot. They get all their needs taken care of at our expense. We have to forego our “wants” to take care of their needs so that they can spend their money on their wants.
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Except Mitt, instead of saying we should improve the economy so they can get a job if they want to improve themselves, instead said we should make their safety net even better if 'needed.'
I said Im not concerned about the very poor that have a safety net, but if it has holes in it, I will repair them,” he said.
Obama is for keeping the poor on the (taxpayer funded) safety net rather than providing an environment that allows economic growth resulting in jobs for the poor so they can pull themselves out of poverty. Is Romney capable of articulating a conservative thought? Conservatism raises the standard of living for everybody: poor, middle class, and yes even rich!
Obama is a statist who is just fine keeping the poor enslaved on the government plantation!
If you want to attack Romney, go ahead. I don't care.
Mitt doesn’t have the fire in the belly to take it to the left in a manner such as I stated in that post.
If you want to talk about the safety net part of the statement, that’s fine with me. I said the “don’t care about the really poor” was taken out of context and that wasn’t what he meant.
Poor Willard - he was born with a silver foot in his mouth.
He is a fraud!
A real conservative, like Allen west, understands that the safety net is to be used as a springboard that propels you back onto the economic ladder, not a hammock, used to keep you at the trough for the explicit purpose ensuring your loyalty in the next election.
His comments were spot on. Romney was dead right about this.
I know this wasn't posted to me ... but, do you think Obama's campaign is going to run the whole quote or the "I'm not concerned about the very poor" part. Ya think they might tack that statement onto "I like to fire people"?
What do you think the Obama campaign is going to do with: "I bet you $10,000"? Huh?
Seriously, enough with the "out of context BS". Who cares. The Dimms almost have their dream come true--they're going to run Obama against not only a rich elitist, but one who supports Obamacare, too!
I just read your post. Wow. Great minds really do think alike! :^D
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