Mitt’s “very poor” come and bite him

Joaquin is not my favorite commentator, but I must say the Mitt man left himself open this time. Tone-deaf Mitt. Why does he say things like that? If he’s so rich, why isn’t he smart?

Not that J. is so smart, as per “jet-setting” below, in which he over-states his case, such as it is. And $60G a day is lunch money for George Soros and the Omaha sage with an exemption named after him; so J. should lighten up on how rich some people are.


J’s email:

Dear Friend,

This morning, celebrating his victory in Florida, Mitt Romney went on CNN and said: “I’m not concerned with the very poorWe 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. “

Wait, what?

We’re not sure if Mitt knows anything about the “very poor,” but he certainly knows a thing or two about being “very rich.”  Today, while many of us are working hard for our paycheck (or struggling to make do without one), Mitt is also hard at work hopping around the country wooing voters (though, not the very poor ones).

Mitt Romney’s earnings for today’s jet-setting around the country are $60,000, and it’s all virtually untaxed “investment income.”

How much will you make today?  Is it less than the $60,000 that Mitt will make?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Click Yes or No and check out how much teachers, police officers, and minimum wage workers earned yesterday through actual hard work.

Prepare to be surprised, and don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Best to you!

Joaquin Guerra
Change Nation


On the other hand, consider the context and legitimate qualifications, as here:

Soledad O’Brien: “I know I said last question. You said I’m not concerned about the very poor because they have a safety net. And I think there are lots of very poor Americans who are struggling who would say that sounds odd. Can you explain that?”

Mitt Romney: “Well, you had to finish the sentence, Soledad. I said I’m not concerned about the very poor that have the safety net, but if it has holes in it, I will repair them. The challenge right now — we will hear from the Democrat Party 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. My campaign — you can choose where to focus. You can focus on the rich, that’s not my focus. You can focus on the very poor. That’s not my focus. My focus is on middle income Americans, retirees living on Social Security, people who can’t find work, folks that have kids getting ready to go to college. These are the people who have been most badly hurt during the Obama years.We have a very ample safety net, 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.” (My emphasis added.)