Mitt Romney opened a lot of eyes last week with this statement:
I’m not concerned about the very poor — we have a safety net there,” he said. “If it needs repair, I’ll fix it.
He claimed he was taken out of context because the poor have that "social safety net" and that he would fix any holes in it. The fact that he thinks anyone would buy that out right is laughable. His party is more than on the record as saying they'll kill any social safety net that's left in any way they can, and are working to do so most of the time. In fact it's practically a full time job with them.
Well, so much for last week's comment, out of context or otherwise. The flip-flop king is at it again. He doesn't care about "poor people" nor their social safety net. Yesterday he said this:
When Minnesota radio host Scott Hennen asked Romney whether Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the leading U.S. anti-breast cancer charity, should continue to give Planned Parenthood grants for cancer screenings and mammogram referrals, Romney said, "I don't think so."
"I also feel that the government should cut off funding to Planned Parenthood," the former Massachusetts governor added. "Look, the idea that we're subsidizing an institution which is providing abortion, in my view, is wrong. Planned Parenthood ought to stand on their own feet, and should not get government subsidy."
So to put that into "context" as per Romney's high standards, he doesn't care about "poor people" but he REALLY doesn't care about "poor women" who need health care services or breast cancer screenings from Planned Parenthood.
Furthermore, those holes in the social safety net? Romney has no plans to fix this one. He would rather rip that hole wide open and let women fall through it and quite possibly die since, in his view the government should cut funding to Planned Parenthood altogether. (Never mind that he once supported Planned Parenthood.)
Of course, this is all beside the fact that he's signed onto the sinking ship that is Susan G. Komen For The Cure. As always, his timing is impeccable.
Mitt Romney and the GOP: Welcome to the real "Death Panel."
(Art: Planned Parenthood)