It All Depends On What The Meaning Of “Work” Is
Framing win for Pete Stark! He’s come up with a great way to capitalize on Mitt Romney’s sudden embrace of motherhood as a form of employment now that his wife is involved. Stark’s Woman’s Opportunity to Raise Kids Act (or “WORK” – I see what he did there) would exempt mothers with kids three and under from the TANF work requirements:
Mitt Romney, says Stark, “was for forcing mothers into the workforce before he decided that ‘all moms are working moms.’ I think we should take Mr. Romney at his most recent word and change our federal laws to recognize the importance and legitimacy of raising young children. That’s why I’m introducing the WORK Act to provide low-income parents the option of staying home to raise young children without fear of being pushed into poverty.”
I eagerly await Mitt’s explanation of how raising kids only counts as work when you have a millionaire spouse to pay the bills. Or about how limiting single moms’ benefits is really helping them find jobs despite the recession.