In another example of how out-of-touch the Romney family is with the American public, Mitt has commented on the issue of benefits amongst the nation's poor. Believing that he was undercutting the sense of extreme umbrage that was displayed by Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen when she quipped that Mitt's wife Ann Romney had not "worked a day in her life," Romney fired back hard, saying, "Women would be better off having the dignity of work." Ann equally sent shots in Rosen's direction remarking by responding, saying via Twitter, "I made a choice to stay home and raise five boys. Believe me, it was hard work."
The commentary dredges up old feelings of when Mitt Romney said that he was not "very concerned" about the nation's poor. Using the opportunity to send another dig towards President Barack Obama, Romney spokeswoman Amanda Henneberg said in an email statement, "Moving welfare recipients into work was one of the basic principles of the bipartisan welfare reform legislation that President Clinton signed into law. The sad fact is that under President Obama the poverty rate among women rose to 14.5 percent in 2011, the highest rate in 17 years. The Obama administration's economic policies have been devastating to women and families."
With the Romney clan believing that federally assisted stay-at-home moms should not be given a choice in how they choose to receive income, add "poor women" to the list of people whom the Republican party seems to be at war with.