Saturday, February 4, 2012

Quotation for Today: The Failure of Mitt Romney's Safety Net

The quotation for today, across the jump, captures the singularly, quintessential consequence on many Americans of Republican-guided economic and governmental policies that began with the election of Ronald Reagan.  Republican candidate, Mitt Romney, wishes to continue these egregious economic and governmental schemes; strategies that favor Wall Street mandarins and the remainder of the One Percent at the expense of the 99 Percent.

Wilma Hartford

Mrs. Hartford, a disabled Maine resident, is expressing her frustration at the fact that Mr. Hartford and she must try to "live" on $1,200 per month.  The couple has so few resources that they cannot afford to pay for heating oil to warm their home; a situation aggravated by Republican-forced cuts in federal home-heating-oil subsidies.

Barry, Dan. "This Land: In Fuel Oil Country, Cold That Cuts to the Heart." The New York Times 3 February, 2012: online edition. 

Related information:

Blow, Charles M.. "Romney, the Rich and the Rest." The New York Times 3 February, 2012: online edition.

Reich, Robert. "America’s Jobs Deficit, and Why It’s Still More Important than the Budget Deficit." Robert Reich 3 February, 2012: online edition.

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