Does Mitt Romney really believe the poor are “taken care of?”

"After all, Republicans keep saying the poor get off easy, because they don’t pay income taxes. And Republicans keep proposing budgets that would result in massive cuts to safety net programs. Meanwhile, new government statistics suggest that poverty is at record levels – and would be even worse if not for government programs already stretched to the limit.”

- Johnathan Cohn, “Daily Deadline: How Can a Poor Man Stand Mitt Romney?

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