14 Sep 2014
60° Partly Cloudy
Patch Instagram photo by patch
Patch Instagram photo by susansiadysy
Patch Instagram photo by patch
Patch Instagram photo by patch
Patch Instagram photo by patch

Sound Off: Romney Says 'I'm Not Concerned About the Very Poor'

Romney says there's already a "very ample safety net" in place for poor Americans; do you agree?

Sound Off: Romney Says 'I'm Not Concerned About the Very Poor'

Following his victory in the Florida primary Tuesday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told CNN that "he's not concerned about the very poor," according to the Huffington Post.

"I'm in this race because I care about Americans. I'm not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there. If it needs repair, I'll fix it," the former Massachusetts governor said. "I'm not concerned about the very rich, they're doing just fine. I'm concerned about the very heart of the America, the 90 percent, 95 percent of Americans who right now are struggling."

Romney cited food stamps, Medicaid and housing vouchers as examples of programs in place to help the poor.

Let's hear from you. Should politicians be concerned with the "very poor" in this country or do you agree with Romney that there's already an adequate safety net in place? Vote in the poll below and share your thoughts in the comments.

Full story on the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/01/mitt-romney-very-poor_n_1246557.html

Share This Article