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Congressional Dems To Mitt Romney: Put Your Welfare Money Where Your Mouth Is

let us now praise infamous menHere is something nice to wash the awful taste of this morning out of your mouth: Congressional Democrats led by Pete Stark have introduced legislation graciously allowing Mitt Romney an out on his latest flip-flop (the one where he was for moms after he was against them), by amending federal welfare requirements so parents of young children can stay home with them (and their Cadillacs)! Mitt Romney is invited to join them in plumping for this!

The Women’s Option to Raise Kids (WORK) Act, a copy of which was provided to HuffPost in advance of its introduction, would allow mothers with children ages 3 and under to stay at home with their children and continue receiving benefits.

The act was inspired by the recent kerfuffle, in which the political establishment, from President Barack Obama to Mitt Romney, took great umbrage at the suggestion by Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen that Ann Romney had not “worked a day in her life.”

“All moms are working moms,” Mitt Romney responded [insufferably].

Of course, that wasn’t what he said in January, when he was all “nyah nyah lazy bitches,” but Pete Stark is for taking him at his (latest) word. This is so nice, you guys! Better angels, and cetera!

Of course, this bill will never see the light of day, because somehow it is undoubtedly class warfare. Burn them. [HuffPo]

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  1. actor212

    So basically, they want to take money out of the mouths of starving Bain Capital and put it in the mouths of hungry kids?


  2. Barb

    The hardest Ann Romney has ever worked has been this last week in trying to convince us that she worked hard.
    Let them eat horse cake!

      1. actor212

        It really is. I've seen this movie. Young nubile lady rings the mansion bell and is escorted poolside where a barely-clad couple is enjoying pina coladas in the hot sun, see….anyway, you ought to see them all sweat by the end of fifteen minutes.

  3. SorosBot

    But only rich white women are supposed to be able to stay home and watch their nannies raise their kids.

    1. anniegetyerfun

      Rich white MARRIED women. Duh. That's why they don't need benefits. They got all the benefits they could ever want*, through their rich white working husbands.

      *Includes sexytime.

  4. metamarcisf

    A little-known amendment to this bill would require daily liquor store deliveries for all of the moms affected by this legislation.

  5. Biff

    Don't you see, people? Every three years, just like clockwork, those welfare mothers will poop out a fresh welfare anchor babbie just as the warranty expires on the old Cadillac, just you wait and see!

  6. HempDogbane

    My bill was called Families Urged to Care for Kids – Youth: Our Ultimate. It was filibustered to death.

  7. FakaktaSouth

    Now it's time for the Repubs to come out and talk about how this legislation is an obvious discriminatory War on Fathers and vote it down. For Fairness.

    1. actor212

      While secretly tacking on subsidies for Viagra for any American male over the age of 32 whose workplace address is at the corner of East Capitol Street, NE and 1st NE, in Washington, DC.

    1. Dudleydidwrong

      Wait until tomorrow because on Friday they're half off the regular price. Two to a customer, however.

  8. SayItWithWookies

    Yeah, this'll fly. In a compromise with Newt Gingrich, the mom can stay at home, but the three-year-old kid will have to work instead.

    1. elviouslyqueer

      Lord, has she been listening to Sarah's babbling again? Step away slowly, Ann. S.L.O.W.L.Y.

  9. Generation[redacted]

    Mitt counter-offered a bill which would eliminate the capital gains tax for stay at home moms.

  10. JustPixelz

    Mitt supports motherhood. He hates Chevrolet enough to let it go bankrupt. So the big question is: Where does Mitt stand on apple pie? "I like lots of kinds of pie. Apple is a pie. And, you know, Michelle Obama want the government to choose our pie for us."

  11. edgydrifter

    There is no flip-floppery here. According to the Willard principle, raising kids is work only if you've never had to work. Poors are bred for menial tasks and degrading labor, so raising kids barely even registers with them. They're like fish–it's scientifically proven they feel hardship and pain less than their moneyed betters.

  12. Mumbletypeg

    Burn them, et cetera…
    [earlier on wonkette] "Blind nut, squirrel, etc."

    I keep seeing this et cetera as a way of abrogating longer, deeper thoughts and conclusions. It is harmless of & in itself but reminds me of my younger niece & nephew's generation using texting shorthand. Just imagine our famous poets of yore, in today's Twitter age, w/ a dose of blasé and a shrug of 'whatevs':

    "Truth, beauty, know, need to know, etc." — Keats
    "Island, bells toll, don't ask, etc." — Donne
    "Er, err, divine, human etc." — Pope
    "Pulse, new day, g'mornin'" — Angelou
    "Lift eyes, hills, help, etc." — psalmist
    "Fourscore and seven, new nation, liberty etc." — Lincoln

      1. thebeatgoeson

        masterful lyric, that. But I love the song anyway – it's swell, just like Elenore!

    1. proudgrampa

      "Not Communist now, Never been a Communist, etc." Any HUAC testimony.

      "Refuse to answer, answer might tend to incriminate, etc." Any person invoking 5th amendment.

  13. ifthethunderdontgetya

    The act was inspired by the recent kerfuffle, in which the political establishment, from President Barack Obama to Mitt Romney, took great umbrage at the suggestion by Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen that Ann Romney had not “worked a day in her life.”

    Sweet Bipartisanship.

  14. WiscDad

    In the projects I grew up in, most welfare moms DID have Cadillacs. Pretty sure many do today too. Therefore Ann Romney is probably a welfare mom.

  15. HippieEsq

    You're not understanding the playbook, folks.

    Married women raising kids = hard work.

    Unmarried women raising kids = lacking dignity.

    1. WiscDad

      Jobless women raising kids = fucking lazy

      Homeless women raising kids = Conservative ideal for da poah

  16. Chick-Fil-Atheist™

    Pete Stark doesn't believe in anything… and therefore he writes legislation outside belief systems. YES I WILL HAVE A NON-BELIEVORGASM

  17. widestanceromance

    I love the photo, because you can see the power of freedom people used to have before gay sharia law destroyed us.

  18. Callyson

    Love Pete Stark.

    But I must stop myself before I read the HuffyPo article, because the wingnuts will have a field day about welfare queens. Because, you know, bailouts to Wall Street are about saving the economy, whereas assistance to poor families equates to handouts for sluts.

    Six and a half more months…

  19. Ducksworthy

    Does this legislation also provide the mommies with cooks, chambermaids and grooms to help with the chilluns?

  20. owhatever

    "I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family." — Bush.

    "I have no idea how hard it is for you to put food on your family. Lupita and the kitchen staff take care of that." — Ann.

  21. Gainsbourg69

    Fuck this. China didn't become a super power by letting mommies stay at home so they could deal with their kids' separation anxiety.

    – Teapartypatriot

  22. WonkCynic

    Aw. Wassamatta u? Is da nigga prez da only one dat be allowed to trade HUD vouchers fo votes? Do they require a photo ID for getting a HUD voucher? Maybe dem ghetto bitches can stop by da HUD office on dey way back from votin' fo dey bro.

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