Since Ann Romney reportedly "loved it" when the stay-at-home mom controversy erupted up last week, which she responded to by saying "all moms are working moms," she should be absolutely over the moon with this news!
House Democrats have introduced a bill that would allow stay-at-home mothers to raise their children three years or younger and continue receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits:
“Unlike Mitt Romney, I personally experienced financial hardship so great that I went on public assistance to supplement my income and cover my children’s needs,” (Rep. Lynn) Woolsey said. “Of course full-time motherhood is work, no matter what your income. If Mitt Romney truly agrees, then he should support the WORK Act that allows stay-at-home mothers on TANF two additional years at home with their children.”
“This is the same option that wealthy families, such as the Romneys, enjoy,” (Rep. Pete) Stark said in a press release. “Mitt Romney was for ObamaCare before he was against it. Then, he was for forcing low-income mothers into the workforce before he decided ‘all moms are working moms’. I think we should take Mr. Romney at his most recent word and change our federal laws to recognize the importance and legitimacy of raising young children.”
Why, I'm sure Ann Romney would agree this is a good idea!
Surely Republicans will jump on board this legislation in order to support their presumed nominee, especially in light of that non-existent "war on women." After all, it's the least they can do for women since Republicans across the country are passing anti-abortion legislation, banning birth control and forcing women to give birth no matter what the circumstances, given the financial burdens that would result. All those children, all that work, why expenses will certainly add up!
If they keep insisting there's no war with the ladies, I can't think of a better way to put their money where their mouths are.
Wouldn't you agree, Ann?