Romney: Poor Mothers Should Be Required to Work Outside the Home

Still more stunning hypocrisy from the party that owns it
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After the totally fake controversy about “stay at home moms” drummed up by the Republican Party, this clip of Mitt Romney is pretty devastating. As recently as January of this year, Mitt Romney was singing a very different tune, telling poor women they shouldn’t be allowed to stay at home and care for their children, but instead should be required to work outside the home or lose welfare benefits.

“I wanted to increase the work requirement,” said Romney. “I said, for instance, that even if you have a child 2 years of age, you need to go to work. And people said, ‘Well that’s heartless.’ And I said, ‘No, no, I’m willing to spend more giving day care 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.”

The Republican Party — on the side of stay-at-home mothers, as long as they’re rich.

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