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September 20, 2012

Mitt Romney’s Dad Was on Welfare

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Written by: Kelly Virella


ell, well, well. Could some of Mitt Romney’s hostility toward people who use the social safety net stem from his feelings about his father? As John Stewart pointed out, Romney’s father, George Romney, received welfare. BuzzFeed found and posted the full video of Mitt Romney’s mother, Lenore Romney, talking about her husband’s life on the public dole. Here it is.

She says:

You know, we’ve only owned our home for the last four years. He was on relief, welfare relief, for the first year’s of his life. But this great country gave him opportunities.

h/t The Daily Kos

About the Author

Kelly Virella
Kelly Virella lives in an East Harlem walk-up with her husband, her bicycle and her books. She's worked as a journalist for 11 years and started this website during the summer of 2011. She fell in love with New York City during her first visit here as a 16-year-old and finally made good on her promise to move here in April 2010.


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