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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Quote within a quote

Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney appeared to step into it on the morning after his big win in Florida by saying he didn't care about the very poor, noting they have a safety net.

He noted if the safety net needed fixing, he'd look at that. And he said the line within the context of saying he didn't care about the very rich, saying they're doing OK. He cares about the middle class, the rest of us.

Well, it may not have been the best way to state that, offering up a soundbite that stings, being among the super rich himself.

But the fact is that most of do not really care about the very poor, and most of think the safety nets are fine. In fact, many want to do away with safety nets, noting the cost to the rest of us. I'm speaking about Dem and Republicans, as if they really cared about the very poor, more would be done to improve the safety nets and expand opportunities for them. But that fight is not being fought by most people; it's a small minority looking out for the very poor.


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