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Mitt Romney's "Respect" for the Work of being a Mother



Mitt Romney, in January to a New Hampshire audience: I wanted to increase the work requirement. I said, for instance, that even if you have a child 2 years of age, you need to go to work. And people said, ‘Well that’s heartless.’ And I said, ‘No, no, I’m willing to spend more giving day care to allow those parents to go back to work. It’ll cost the state more providing that daycare, but I want the individuals to have the dignity of work.


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How odd. I thought that stay-at-home moms were working, and that staying at home to take care of your kid was a choice women needed to have available to them.

Ah, but not all women. This is the hypocrisy that Rosen was pointing out. Apparently, in Romney's mind, a rich stay-at-home Mom with nannies and other servants to help out is doing the most important work in the world. A poor, stay-at-home mom with a toddler? Not so much. Get out of the house, you lazy deadbeat! Taking care of a two-year-old isn't work!
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