Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012 | 2:01 a.m.
I know why Mitt Romney “retracted” his comment about not being concerned about the very poor because they have a safety net, which, if broken, he would fix. He said he misspoke. But I think he realized that the safety net that protects the poor from even worse poverty is the same safety net that Republicans have vowed to destroy. To his base, he’s not supposed to “fix the safety net”; he’s supposed to end it.
Goodbye, food stamps, Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security and all those other “entitlements imposed by the Democrats” that barely keep the poor alive. And also goodbye to any Wall Street regulations that might have prevented the crisis that has caused a third of the middle class to drop into the “poor” category. Mitt doesn’t just misspeak; he misthinks.