Mitt Romney has conveniently forgotten to mention that his father was the recipient of welfare benefits under a ‘refugee’ status. According to Mitt Romney’s mother, Lenore LaFount Romney, George Romney was a ‘refugee from Mexico on welfare relief for the first few years of his life.”
Um, I guess it’s okay that George Romney was helped by the government even though Mitt Romney would have you believe you attain success all on your own. You know the ‘you didn’t build that’ is a lie in his mind. In other words, Mitt Romney wouldn’t be the billionaire he is today without his father receiving government assistance.
Wow, could George Romney have been the welfare ‘parasite’ Paul Ryan accuses others of being? Wait, did anyone ask him for his papers when he decided to run for the presidency? He wasn’t a ‘natural born’ American citizen. Oh, I’m sorry, he was white, so it doesn’t matter.
Not only did Ted Kennedy come back from the grave to slap Mitt Romney at the Democratic National convention over his “multiple choice” stance on many issues, but his mother also slapped him over his hypocrisy on “you didn’t build that.”
While Mitt Romney is attacking President Obama for feeding poor children, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities had this to say:
In 2011, SNAP helped almost 45 million low-income Americans to afford a nutritionally adequate diet in a typical month. Nearly 75 percent of SNAP participants are in families with children; more than one-quarter are in households with seniors or people with disabilities. While SNAP’s fundamental purpose is to help low-income families, the elderly, and people with disabilities afford an adequate diet and avoid hardship, it promotes other goals as well, such as reducing poverty, supporting and encouraging work, protecting the overall economy from risk, and promoting healthy eating.
SNAP caseloads have risen significantly since late 2007, as the recession and lagging recovery battered the economic circumstances of millions of Americans and dramatically increased the number of low-income households who qualify and apply for help from the program. Yet, despite the rapid caseload growth, SNAP payment accuracy has continued to improve, reaching all-time highs. Moreover, the Congressional Budget Office predicts that SNAP spending will fall as a share of the economy in coming years as the economy recovers and temporary benefit expansions that Congress enacted in 2009 expire.
Lenore LaFount Romney speaking about George Romney’s early years on welfare relief: