Cognitive Dissonance

"Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!" - Allen Ginsberg

197 notes

In some quarters, however, the American work ethic is waning. Some people devote themselves to find ways not to work. Some seem to take a perverse kind of pride in being slipshod or lackadaisical. In many cases, where our work culture has deteriorated, shortsighted government policies share a good part of the blame.

Welfare without work erodes the spirit and the sense of self-worth of the recipient. And it conditions the children of nonworking parents to an indolent and unproductive life. Hardworking parents raise hardworking kids; we should recognize that the opposite is also true. The influence of the work habits of our parents and other adults around us as we grow up has lasting impact.

Mitt Romney, in his autobiography No Apology: The Case For American Greatness.

Oh, now I get it — only moms of means are worthy of praise. Moms who accept public assistance produce indolent kids who lead unproductive lives.

Yeah, I don’t have kids, but I feel pretty good in saying Romney and his faux “mommy war” outrage can kiss off. I love being lectured by a rich guy about welfare in general. It’s not like I actually want a living wage or anything…

(h/t to ThinkProgress)

Filed under Mitt Romney Mommy wars war on women politics work asshole welfare public assistance Republican GOP inequality

  1. notyetread reblogged this from stfuconservatives
  2. mandala-lore reblogged this from stfuconservatives
  3. thepersonalispolitic reblogged this from feedthewriter
  4. superhusbandslove reblogged this from stfuconservatives
  5. teaandcrumpets reblogged this from stfuconservatives
  6. bloodyrainbows reblogged this from stfuconservatives
  7. sqweak reblogged this from cognitivedissonance
  8. minihazard10 reblogged this from stfuconservatives
  9. kayleigh-rae reblogged this from husky04
  10. husky04 reblogged this from stfuconservatives
  11. feedthewriter reblogged this from brogigay0
  12. theterriblefriendzone reblogged this from mexicanprincessbrienne
  13. mexicanprincessbrienne reblogged this from brogigay0
  14. thecandimafiaboss reblogged this from brogigay0
  15. condoreav reblogged this from cognitivedissonance
  16. cankerinahedge reblogged this from stfuconservatives
  17. gitzyrulz reblogged this from onedear
  18. idontgetnosleep reblogged this from stfuconservatives
  19. fix-denied reblogged this from stfuconservatives
  20. wookieehole reblogged this from face-down-asgard-up
  21. koallie reblogged this from stfuconservatives
  22. miceroadtrucker reblogged this from stfuconservatives
  23. chumpersonable reblogged this from stfuconservatives
  24. marrrow reblogged this from stfuconservatives
  25. daggerpen reblogged this from stfuconservatives
  26. futuristicbowwow reblogged this from stfuconservatives
  27. tontontonberry reblogged this from velinthesky
  28. hanuueshe reblogged this from cognitivedissonance
  29. therealvern reblogged this from stfuconservatives