(Washington Post) "Mitt Romney, it turns out, was against calling stay-at-home mothers “working moms” before he was for it.
MSNBC’s Chris Hayes broke the news this morning. Back in January, Romney appeared at a town hall even in Manchester, New Hampshire, where he explained his position on welfare.
“While I was governor,” Romney said, “85 percent of the people on a form of welfare assistance in my state had no work requirement. I wanted to increase the work requirement. I said, for instance, that even if you have a child two 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 daycare 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.’”
Read that again: “I want the individuals to have the dignity of work.” And by “individuals,” Romney means “mothers.”
Such appalling dishonesty is to be expected from journalist Ezra Klein. He snipped out the first part of that quote:
"I also like the idea that people who are receiving assistance, welfare assistance, have a responsibility of working. In my state we made good progress in that regard, following the days of the welfare reform act. But in my state while I was governor, 85 percent of the people..."
WaPo completely removes that part and inserts a period near the end, making the second part of that sentence its own new sentence. WaPo then falsely claims that 'by “individuals,” Romney means “mothers.”'
NO HE DIDN'T MEAN ALL MOTHERS!!
If... you are a single mother
and If... you get welfare
Then you should get a job.
And if you work at the dirtbag Washington Post, then you should take an English course and learn how sentence structures work!! Romney is right. Single women who collect welfare are a burden on society unless they get help finding daycare so they can go out and work for their money.