Recently Mitt Romney made a statement that many, on both sides, are using to against him. From the Blue, Romney is being attacked on that comment by having it taken out of context. The left is going to say that Romney said:
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said on Wednesday that he’s “not concerned about the very poor,”
When in fact he said:
“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 Republican front-runner said Wednesday on CNN, following his victory in the Florida primary.
Be that as it may, it’s election politics and the tactic is used by both the Red and the Blue.
But is the statement true?
To me, more than the sound bit opportunity being interesting, I’m wondering if the statement is true. Are the very poor, indeed, take care of.
According to the data, a single adult with 3 children earning the minimum wage has the same spending power that an individual making $60,000 a year has. Even if that adult only works 1 week a month, she is able to realize spending opportunity of $31,630.
Indeed, in today’s America, it seems that the safety nets Mr. Romney is speaking of are functioning just perfectly.