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From The “Book Of Mitt”: Nonworking Parent’s “Raise Indolent And Unproductive Kids”

For a guy who thinks being a mom is the hardest job in the world, and no one has worked harder than his wife, Mitt Romney sure has a funny attitude when it comes to other nonworking mothers who aren’t married to multimillionaires. As Mitt wrote in his book:

In some quarters, however, the American work ethic is waning. Some people devote themselves to find ways not to work.Some seem to take a perverse kind of pride in being slipshod or lackadaisical. In many cases, where our work culture has deteriorated, shortsighted government policies share a good part of the blame.Welfare without work erodes the spirit and the sense of self-worth of the recipient. And it conditions the children of nonworking parents to an indolent and unproductive life. Hardworking parents raise hardworking kids; we should recognize that the opposite is also true. The influence of the work habits of our parents and other adults around us as we grow up has lasting impact.

Not only does Mitt think poor mothers “need to go to work” so they’ll have “dignity,” and not only does he think that drug testing poor mothers is “an excellent idea,” but he also thinks that nonworking parents raise rotten children. Except, of course, for Ann Romney, the hardest working nonworking parent ever.


By: Kaili Joy Gray, Daily Kos, April 16, 2012

April 16, 2012 - Posted by | Election 2012 | , , , , , , ,


  1. […] From The “Book Of Mitt”: Nonworking Parent’s “Raise Indolent And Unproductiv… ( […]


    Pingback by Who wrote non-working moms have indolent, unproductive kids? | Unzipping the Mitt | April 16, 2012 | Reply

  2. It’s funny when Republicans talk about how free money makes you lazy, but are all gung-ho about preserving tax breaks for billionaires.


    Comment by Your Mom Uses Birth Control | April 16, 2012 | Reply

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