by David Safier
In Romney's elite Never Never Land, all children are raised by two parent families that can live on one income. That's the only way his solution to early childhood education works, which is, one parent should be home during children's early years -- unless, I guess, a single parent is wealthy enough to be able to afford not to work.
Here's Romney's answer to a question posed by NBC's Brian Williams.
"[B]oth in terms of early education and continuing throughout their career having certainly an advantage to have two parents, but even then to have one parent that stays closely involved with the education of the child and can be at home in those early years of education can be extraordinarily important."
Let's take this statement apart.
Romney wants only dedicated parents who "stay closely involved" with their kids, but he doesn't believe in abortion to terminate unwanted pregnancies. And he'd do what he could to make contraception more difficult to obtain.
Romney wants a parent to stay home with his/her young child, but he thinks people on welfare are shirkers, whiners and victims. I'm not sure how he thinks a single parent without a trust fund is supposed to stay home without government assistance. I guess parent and child can live on love alone.