Romney not Concerned with the Poor?

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said on Wednesday that he's "not concerned about the very poor," citing the social safety net in place for that segment of the populace and adding that he's focused on the middle class.

Is he right to dismiss the poor for the middle class?

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No, he's seriously mistaken. I mean, dude, poor folks like me vote too. And that 'safety net'? Considering his party wants to dismantle it, I wouldn't speak up too much about that.

If a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, then that makes me a burning truck filled with TNT hurtling through a rocket fuel depot.

QOTD, that is an extremely serious charge: official misconduct based on denial of one's economic need.

I hope that you can provide reasonable proof that Governor Romney actually said it.  The First Amendment does not give you the latitude to commit libel or defamation of character. 

You will soon find out how serious a legal matter that is.

I have posted my opinion on AOL Answers as a public service. These opinions are not intended as legal guidance nor do they create a counsel-client relationship. I recommend that you also consult counsel where you have an actionable case or so have reason to believe. E. Carter, Esq.

Tell the rest of the statement buddy.  He said they have a safety net and if it has holes in it he will fix it and by George they do.

As a nurse I can vouche for that net when it comes to medical care.  Not a hospital or clinic can turn anyone away without giving them the care they need.  That is a fact throughout this country.  Hospitals get thousands of extra dollars to do just that patch them up then possibly send them onto the County Hospitals which they damned sure do.

I work with the abused and poor here in my area.  Just go to the government section of any phone book in any town in America and you will see all the help available.  Victems funds for rehabilitation and job training after an incident, funds for abused women to escape or get onto their feet, free medicine, free medical, free transportation, free housing, free food, free education you name it they got it and it is paid for out of the pockets of the Middle Class!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now if the Middle Class shrinks and all is put onto the rich the rich will leave as they have done since history began and some not so smart buttwipe decided everyone should be equel.  Look to Cuba.  The rich left, Castro left with the poor and everyone equel living in what used to be the rich homes and the rich country clubs now in shambles because the peasants did just like in New Orleans tore the helloutatheplace.  Now he admits Capitalism the way to go.

Yes I agree with Romney.  Take care of the backbone and the rest remains standing or let it fall apart and the entire falls.

Lady Darko

The lines are drawn in the sand, the American people are alive and awake, well most anyway. Kick it and call names, Let the Freedom Ring

Lady Darko E, you speak very sensibly.  Governor Romney has never to my knowledge used his office to deny anyone benefits.  To the contrary, he opened benefits to those who had been improperly denied benefits by the previous administration.

However, leftists could well spread bias-motivated hearsay to influence the election if only to act out their discriminatory policies, which includes the wholesale persecution of Veterans. 

Senator Obama signed the authorization to close the Great Lakes VA Medical Center as his first act in office despite the outcry of Veterans nationwide and the censure of his entire political party.  Reductions to VA funding and termination of vital VA programs has meant the ruin of our finest citizens.

President Obama's record of prejudice, misconduct in office, and his deep-seated hatred of America, are still quite unnerving issues in the character of this man, who serves contrary to law and then only by means of obstruction of justice by his party. 

That, dear friends, is suitable cause for recall initiatives by the voters in every part of America to remove Democrats who have betrayed the people, and secondarily, it is suitable cause to impeach, convict, and remove, President Obama.  Acting as his co-conspoirator, Vice President Biden would also be removed from office in the same necessary action, placing the Executive Branch in the capable hands of the Speaker of the House.

I have posted my opinion on AOL Answers as a public service. These opinions are not intended as legal guidance nor do they create a counsel-client relationship. I recommend that you also consult counsel where you have an actionable case or so have reason to believe. E. Carter, Esq.

I don't think he's unconcerned with the poor. I believe he's as concerned with the poor as any other politician. Which is, not a hell of a lot. See, they throw out those safety nets and social programs, then set em up so you can never get ahead. One of these days they should actually talk to some poor people, like me, to hear what WE have to say about the various programs. The last president to actually show concern for the poor and actually do anything real was Lyndon Johnson, who was a FAR better president than he's given credit for.

If a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, then that makes me a burning truck filled with TNT hurtling through a rocket fuel depot.

Due to Obama:

Those who once had jobs are now unemployed;
Those who paid no corporate taxes now get sizeable rebates taken from programs designed to help America's poorest;
Those who were promised outright tax exemption now face the highest rates of unfair taxation in our nation's history;
We have illegal aliens who are treated far better under the law than those who have earned their rights to be called Americans;

And it is all due to Obama. 

Romney can correct that comedy of errors if our uneducated leftists don't mind.

I have posted my opinion on AOL Answers as a public service. These opinions are not intended as legal guidance nor do they create a counsel-client relationship. I recommend that you also consult counsel where you have an actionable case or so have reason to believe. E. Carter, Esq.

Republicans want to 'fix' the social safety nets right to the 1%...

 

 

 

conservatives want fewer regulations for the same reason bank robbers want fewer cops...

Yeah, that's what Republicans always say before they decide that the best way to fix things is to get rid of them.

If a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, then that makes me a burning truck filled with TNT hurtling through a rocket fuel depot.

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