After his primary win in Florida, Governor Willard M. Romney remarked during an interview with CNN’s Soledad O’Brien that his primary concerns were not either with the very rich or the very poor. He said that if there are problems with the safety nets used by the poor, he would fix them.
No feel your pain from this guy.
Yes, Mr. Romney will get nailed on this one. He was in such a rush to establish his “Man of the People, I’m really a Centrist” bona fides that he forgot that he is also running for head of state. As the head of state, he would represent all Americans. Instead, he makes a statement that effectively brushes off a significant and growing sector of the population. His comments reflected poor wording in light of a widening wealth gap.
Just as important is what Mittens passed up; an opportunity to put into focus what the proper role of government is. Government should be about moving capital into the hands of those who want to put capital to productive use, whether they are very poor, middle class, or very rich.
In addition, are we saying that as long as the poor have their safety net, we need not concern ourselves with them any further? Not very uplifting, Mittens.