Apr. 15th, 2012

Oh, Mitt.

Apr. 15th, 2012 02:32 pm
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Apparently the newest star in The Mom Wars is Mitt Romney. First, he and his wife, Ann, extol her $3 million "choice" to stay home and raise their kids (with a nanny, the internet has noticed and judged) as the most dignified work she could have ever pursued, to counter Ms. Rosen's comments stating that Ann "has never worked a day in her life."

But, unfortunately for Mitt, he said this in January:
“While I was governor,” Romney said, “85 percent of the people on a form of welfare assistance in my state had no work requirement. I wanted to increase the work requirement. I said, for instance, that even if you have a child two 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 daycare 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.’”

He's talking about a bill he signed into law in Massachusetts (which was later made national by Bill Clinton) which forces mothers in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program to fulfill a "work requirement," which is clearly not parenting.

These are totally compatable, right? Right?


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