"It was my early birthday present for someone to be critical of me as a mother, and that was really a defining moment, and I loved it," Ann Romney said. The candidate went further, calling the episode a "gift" that allowed his campaign to show contrast with Democrats in the general election's first week. But while Romney said last week that “all moms are working moms,” that doesn’t apply to mothers who are welfare recipients, the Boston Globe says. Romney said at a Jan. 4 campaign stop in Manchester, N.H.: “Even if you have a child two years of age, you need to go to work,” Romney describing his position as Massachusetts governor. First Read
Romney's planning on a "republican Dream Act." Republicans couldn't just work with democrats to create a Dream Act for the nation. He plans on eliminating governmental agencies, such as HUD and the department of education. As far as taxes, he said he would eliminate the second home mortgage deduction that the wealthy people take.