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Mitt Romney: ?I?m Not Concerned About the Very Poor?

This is exactly why we need to vote!!! Every little bit counts!!!

*Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said on Wednesday that as president, he will focus entirely on America’s middle class, and has no concern for the “very rich” or the “very poor.”

It’s the “very poor” part of his quote that immediately made headlines – less than 24 hours after his victory in the Florida GOP primary.

“I’m in this race because I care about Americans. I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there. If it needs repair, I’ll fix it,” the Republican front-runner said this morning on CNN. “I’m not concerned about the very rich, they’re doing just fine. I’m concerned about the very heart of America, the 90 percent, 95 percent of Americans who right now are struggling.”

CNN’s Soledad O’Brien pressed him on his comments, adding that they may sound odd for Americans who are very poor.

“Well you had to finish the sentence, Soledad,” he replied. “I said ‘I’m not concerned about the very poor that have a safety net but if it has holes in it, I will repair them.’ The challenge right now — we will hear from the Democrat party on the plight of the poor. 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.”

“We have a very ample safety net,” said Romney. “And we can talk about whether it needs to be strengthened or whether there are holes in it. But we have food stamps, we have Medicaid, we have housing vouchers, we have programs to help the poor.”


Watch the video here:

http://www.5min.com/Video/Romney-Im-Not-Concerned-About-The-Very-Poor-517260702


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02/02/2012 10:54AM
Mitt Romney: ‘I’m Not Concerned About the Very Poor’
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