Romney: Campaign ‘Not Concerned About the Very Poor’

Well, the truth has finally been spoken by Mitt Romney; he really DOESN’T care about the poor in our country!

This just in….

ABC NewsBy Z. Byron Wolf | ABC News – Wed, Feb 1, 2012

GOP front-runner Mitt Romney said this morning that he’s not concerned about the plight of the country’s very poor because there are social safety nets that take care of them.

“I’m in this race because I care about Americans,” Romney told CNN’s Soledad O’Brien this morning after his resounding victory in Florida on Tuesday. “I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there. If it needs repair, I’ll fix it.”

“I’m not concerned about the very rich, they’re doing just fine. I’m concerned about the very heart of the America, the 90, 95 percent of Americans who right now are struggling and I’ll continue to take that message across the nation.”

The CNN anchor pressed Romney: “You just said I’m not concerned about the very poor because they have a safety net. And I think there are lots of very poor Americans who are struggling who would say that sounds odd. Can you explain that?”

“Well, you had to finish the sentence, Soledad,” said Romney. “I said I’m not concerned about the very poor that have the safety net, but if it has holes in it, I will repair them…The – the challenge right now – we will hear from the Democrat Party, the plight of the poor, and – and there’s no question, it’s not good being poor and we have a safety net to help those that are very poor. But my campaign is focused on middle income Americans. My campaign – you can choose where to focus. You can focus on the rich. That’s not my focus. You can focus on the very poor. That’s not my focus. My focus is on middle income Americans, retirees living on social security, people who cannot find work, folks who have kids that are getting ready to go to college. That – these are the people who’ve been most badly hurt during the Obama years.”

The initial poll from O’Brien was about a new poll from the Pew Research Center indicating that when it comes to “understanding the needs of average Americans,” President Obama scored 55 percent while he merited 39 percent.

If Romney wins the Republican nomination – his victory in the Florida primary Tuesday brings him a big step closer – Democrats will seek to label him as more concerned with business and corporate America than with working individuals. The comment about not being concerned with the very poor could play into that line of attack. In January, Romney said at a campaign stop that he once feared getting a pink slip. But that comment drew criticism from his Republican rivals, particularly Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who has since dropped out of the race, because Romney is very wealthy and most of his income comes not from a paycheck, but from interest and capital gains.

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I like how he gets called out after trying to flip what he said. I actually have to give the CNN anchor a pat on the back for that one! For him to say that “safety nets” are meant to help the poor, who does he think PAYS for those “safety nets”?? Don’t get me wrong, I think that, in some cases, we need more social programs to help the poor but mainly I think we need more in place to help the mentally ill because it’s mentally ill individuals which make up a good portion of the homeless currently on our streets. We all need to take responsibility for those less fortunate and those who are unable to care for themselves. Maybe if some of our wealthiest “leaders” gave a little more back to their communities the national deficit wouldn’t be quite so high.

Mitt Romney, you are a complete MORON!

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