This charge was remarkable given that total annual means-tested spending actually increased by 68 percent under President Bush. Not only did total spending increase, but virtually every category of welfare aid increased dramatically: Cash spending grew by 67 percent, medical spending by 72 percent, food spending by 89 percent, housing by 34 percent, energy by 76 percent, targeted education by 50 percent, child development by 52 percent, and community development by 50 percent.
|Is this the face of the poor person that Romney|
does not care about?
Let's just say the majority of welfare recipients look more like they are related to them, than to...me.
1 in 4 children in the US live in poverty. Joblessness and homelessness are a reality of the electorate. Though unemployment has been decreasing, and job creation has increased under this administration. As a matter of fact under this Wikipedia job creation chart, the job creation edge (+ percentage change) goes to Democratic administrations overwhelmingly.
|Job Creation chart under Democratic and Republican administrations from Wikipedia.org.|
He went on to say Democrats would speak to the plight of the poor. I mean...wait...what? Ok, that was a terrible move sir! In my limited foray into the media, I realize that everything you say can be chopped down into soundbites. Which is good for marketing sometimes, but if you say something stupid in an interview, it will come back to bite you in the bum!
Now all of the Republican heavyweights (Yeah, Rushy boy you're getting chunky again...I see you ;) LOL) are weighing in on Mitt's latest gaffe. They, like many other people, know that Mitt is leading himself to the slaughter. Politics these days are as cutthroat as they were back in the days of the Alien and Sedition Acts :)