Cognitive Dissonance

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Mitt Romney: Mothers Should Be Required To Work Outside Home Or Lose Benefits

In not-shocking news, Mitt Romney is a hypocritical dick:

Mitt Romney views stay-at-home moms who are supported by federal assistance much differently than those backed by hundreds of millions in private equity income. Poor women, he said, shouldn’t be given a choice, but instead should be required to work outside the home to receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits. “[E]ven if you have a child 2 years of age, you need to go to work,” Romney said of moms on TANF.

Recalling his effort as governor to increase the amount of time women on welfare in Massachusetts were required to work, Romney noted that some had considered his proposal “heartless,” but he argued that the women would be better off having “the dignity of work” — a suggestion Ann Romney would likely take issue with.

"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.’"

Kind of makes his outrage over Hillary Rosen seem even more ridiculous. Instead of focusing on Rosen, I suggest we look at the party whose policies consistently hurt families (except wealthy ones), and the party whose members overwhelmingly opposed the Lilly Ledbetter Act. 

Hint: They’re running Mitt Romney…

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    Mitt Romney apparently knows nothing about TANF because - get this - you have to be working in order to receive it. I...
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    Oh Mittens, you are such a hypocritical and/or lying sack of crap. ~L
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    65% of married, stay-at-home moms live in households that earn less than $75,000 a year. If they were working, they...
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    That is so Mittens.
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    what. the fuck.
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