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Elon James White Takes On Mitt Romney And The Very Poor

Sarah Bufkin | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics

Although both presidential candidates have sought to woo America's middle cass during the 2012 election, comedian and writer Elon James White released...

What Romney Doesn't Understand

The Morningside Post | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
The Morningside Post

Romney divided the country into two groups: the workers who produce, and the "moochers" who benefit. If this sounds like a half-baked version of an Ayn Rand novel, you're right. That's the contemporary Republican Party for you.

Mitt's Right: Being Poor is Awesome

Jess Coleman | Posted 11.18.2012 | Teen
Jess Coleman

Well, folks, we've finally got the inside look at Mitt Romney we have all been waiting for. We learned that there is a 47 percent chance that Mitt really doesn't like you.

Alex Becker

Religious Group Slams Romney For Comments Toward The Poor | Alex Becker | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON-- The Franciscan Action Network (FAN), a Catholic faith-based advocacy and civic engagement organization, is strongly criticizing Mitt Romn...

Closing the Gender Gap

David Gray | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics
David Gray

Government can encourage flexible work arrangements that support work/family balance without adding mandates on business or harming the economy. Talking about work/family balance and developing incentives for flexibility would help close the gap.

Romney's "Poor" Comments Have Bipartisan Support

Byron Williams | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics
Byron Williams

Politicians' abhorrence to discussing the poor in any real sense reflects the Faustian bargain made with the electorate. This holds true even for those who may haven fallen into poverty's grip.

Many Are Like Romney -- 'Not Concerned' About Very Poor

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 04.08.2012 | Politics
Rev. Jesse Jackson

We need targeted intervention by our federal government to provide jobs for our people -- an FDR-like program that hires our youth, our returning soldiers, our chronically unemployed.

The Downward Mobility of the American Middle Class, and Why Mitt Romney Doesn't Know

Robert Reich | Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

Mitt Romney says he's not concerned about the very poor because they have safety nets to protect them. He says he's concerned about the middle class. Romney doesn't seem to realize how much of the middle class is becoming poor.

Why Mitt Romney Should "Be Concerned About the Very Poor"

Steven Cohen | Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics
Steven Cohen

I accept the idea that there are different ways to address poverty. Conservatives believe that a rising economic tide lifts all boats. That may be true -- but first you've got to have a boat.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, America's poor, a group largely neglected by politicians, was front and center in the national conversation. On the one hand, we had President Obama speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast, invoking "the biblical call to care for... those at the margins of our society" and paraphrasing Luke in support of tax hikes on the wealthy (Question: Why would the Good Book have something relevant to say about taxes only now, but not when the president extended tax cuts for those "to whom much is given"?). On the same day as the Prayer Breakfast, Mitt Romney was accepting the endorsement of the gold-plated Donald Trump -- only one day after saying he was "not concerned about the very poor." Could you be more politically tone-deaf? They probably bonded over their mutual love of pink slips: Mitt: I like being able to fire people! Donald: I tried to trademark "You're fired!" Mitt: Glad you couldn't -- I would have owed you a lot of royalties!

WATCH: Maddow's Brutal Take On Romney's Mistakes

Posted 04.05.2012 | Media

Rachel Maddow opened her Friday show by roundly lampooning Mitt Romney's attempt to back away from his statement that he is "not concerned about the v...

Friday Talking Points -- Poor Mitt?

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Mitt Romney, frontrunner for the Republican nomination, announced he wasn't too worried about poor people. Maybe it would be fun to see Romney debate Joe Biden, just because nobody would know what to expect from either of them.

Caring About the Poor

Mark Moore | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics
Mark Moore

"I'm not concerned about the very poor," is sure to dog Romney throughout the campaign. But as he continues to explain what he meant, I hope he takes the opportunity to think about the "very poor." And I hope he is concerned. We all should be.

The "Holeist" of Holes in the Safety Net

Jodie Levin-Epstein | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics
Jodie Levin-Epstein

The responsibility of government is at the heart of the 2012 presidential campaign. A challenge for the candidates should be to come up with a list of holes and which they think are the "holeist."

Romney: 'I Misspoke' On 'Very Poor' Comments

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics

RENO, Nev. -- Mitt Romney said he misspoke when he said he was not very concerned about poor people. In an interview Thursday with Nevada political...

The Very Poor, the Middle Class and the Real Economic Challenge of 2012

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics
Tiziana Dearing

I don't think Mitt Romney was saying he doesn't actually care about the "very poor." In fact, I believe he does care -- as do most reasonable people. But he clearly doesn't understand what "very poor" means, or how it relates to the middle class today.

Romney Is Right About the Very Poor

Chris Ladd | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics
Chris Ladd

The Democrats are welcome to make this election about the very poor if they want. There's no greater program of aid they could offer to America's needy Republicans.

Romney's Sad Identity Crisis

Trooper Sanders | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics
Trooper Sanders

For his character's sake, Mitt Romney should aim high and hold himself to his father's standard of public service. For our country's sake, Republican primary and, possibly, general election voters should as well.

Arthur Delaney

Low-Income Republicans Say Government Does Too Little for Poor People | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.02.2012 | Politics

Low-income Republican voters say the government does too little for poor people, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. Over half of Repub...

Five Disturbing Things About Mitt Romney's "I'm Not Concerned About the Very Poor" Comments

Matt Bieber | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics
Matt Bieber

Yup, not a typo. Romney made those remarks in an interview with Soledad O'Brien Wednesday morning. After all, he said, "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."

Arthur Delaney

Nevada Safety Net Has Holes For Mitt Romney To Fix | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.02.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate candidate Mitt Romney said Wednesday that he is "not concerned about the very poor" because government programs alre...

Limbaugh’s Devastating Take On Romney Gaffe

Posted 04.03.2012 | Media

Rush Limbaugh threw up his hands on his Wednesday show, laying into Mitt Romney for his comments that he is “not concerned about the very poor” be...

SMH: Conservative Pundits Hammer Latest Romney Gaffe

Posted 02.01.2012 | Media

Conservative pundits are shaking their heads at Mitt Romney's latest gaffe about wealth. On Wednesday, the Republican frontrunner said, "I'm not c...