Today’s L.A. Times letter to the editor, because our voices matter:
Calling all moms
Re “Romney is facing larger problem with female voters,” April 13
We need to get real about Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen’s comment that Ann Romney “never worked a day in her life.” [Ed. Note: I did, here]
Rosen wasn’t saying anything derogatory about stay-at-home moms; she was speaking the truth that Ann Romney has never had to worry about paying the bills, putting food on the table, buying clothes and the cost and quality of her kids’ day care.
Mitt and Ann Romney are in the lucky percentage of Americans who don’t know how hard many in the working class have it. They are clueless as to how financially-strapped families are dealing with today’s crisis.
Oh, and let’s not forget this: Romney Book: ‘Nonworking Parents’ Produce ‘Indolent And Unproductive’ Children. “If nonworking mothers on welfare produce “indolent and unproductive” children, then why doesn’t the same hold true for other women?”
Video recovered yesterday shows that Romney said in January that he wants to “increase the work requirement” for mothers who receive welfare. “Those parents [need] to go back to work,” he explained.
As we’ve posted repeatedly, Ann Romney chose, because she was able to choose, to be a full time mom, but so many women (including single moms) are not given that choice, and have to either be the sole earner while managing a family, or take a job to add to what their significant other makes.
Those indolent sloths and their “unproductive” little brats!
And let’s not forget that this all started because Willard considers Ann, who has never answered to an employer or had to confront the same economic issues as most Americans, to be the perfect economic adviser. Her input is welcome, but come on, she’s no expert on working families.