Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Republican front runner for president, Willard “Mitt” Romney, told CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien on Wednesday:
“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 percent, 95 percent of Americans who right now are struggling.”
When Ms. O’Brien pointed out the very poor are most likely struggling too, Romney replied:
“…we have food stamps, we have Medicaid, we have housing vouchers, we have programs to help the poor.”
If Democrats don’t seize on this statement in campaign ads designed to defeat Romney then they deserve to lose in November.
Willard “Mitt” Romney has amassed a personal fortune estimated to be $250 million dollars and pays a 13.9% income tax rate — roughly half of what a wage earner making $50,000 a year.