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article imageOp-Ed: Guess who wrote non-working moms have indolent, unproductive kids

By Bill Schmalfeldt     Apr 16, 2012 in Politics
Mitt! You're confusing everybody again. Which is true, Mitt? What you said about "all moms being working moms" or that "non-working moms have indolent, unproductive children"? If all moms are working moms, how can there be "non-working" moms?
Mitt! You got some 'splainin to do!
Last week when you defended Ann for being able to make that financially comfortable choice to stay home and dress her horses, you said “all moms are working moms." But as recently as this past January, you said that women on welfare need to get jobs outside the house, even if they have young children.
Now, we see that in your book "No Apology," you wrote...
Welfare without work erodes the spirit and the sense of self-worth of the recipient. And it conditions the children of nonworking parents to an indolent and unproductive life. Hardworking parents raise hardworking kids; we should recognize that the opposite is also true. The influence of the work habits of our parents and other adults around us as we grow up has lasting impact.
Other than the source of money going to take care of the kids -- a rich Uncle Sammy or a rich Daddy Mitt -- what is the difference between the kids who are raised by a stay at home mom, whoever is paying her to stay home?
You got us all confused again, Mitt. And here you are again, taking every side on every issue.
You are making two mutually exclusive statements, Mitt. And if we actually have a working media in the United States (a subject for debate), they will ask you which of these mutually exclusive statements is the true one.
A. All mommies are working mommies.
B. Mommies who don't make their own money are not working mommies and their children grow up to be criminals.
Which one is true, Mittsy?
Alex Seitz-Ward on Think Progress asks it better than I do.
If nonworking mothers on welfare produce “indolent and unproductive” children, then why doesn’t the same hold true for other women?
No one is questioning the difficulty or value of motherhood, but many critics have pointed out that while Romney’s wife was able to devote herself full time to the work of the house, other women must juggle both home life and a job to supplement their partners’ incoming. Meanwhile, millions of other mothers — including a disproportionate number on welfare — have to do all of this on their own, without a partner.
So which of these things you have said and written is true, Mitt? Logic dictates that they can not both be factual statements.
See why nobody likes you, Mitt?
This is why I wrote a book about you and people like you, Mitt. It's called "Unzipping the Mitt" and you can get it for $10 at my blog. All profits will go to the Democratic National Committee who will use that money to get progressives elected in 2012.
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