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Romney attracts flak for "not concerned about the very poor" comment

Florida , Thu, 02 Feb 2012 ANI

Florida, Feb.2 (ANI): Republican presidential front-runnner Mitt Romney has been criticized by conservatives for remarking that he's "not concerned about the very poor".


Democrats are sure to seize on Romney's comment as Romney inches closer to the Republican presidential nomination.


Romney appeared on CNN this morning and reiterated a point he's often made on the campaign trail-that he's more concerned with the middle class than the very rich or very poor.


"I'm not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there. If it needs a repair , I'll fix it," he said.


He further said: "I'm not concerned about the very rich.... I'm concerned about the very heart of America, the 90 to 95 percent of Americans who right now are struggling."


CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien asked him to clarify his remarks saying, "There are lots of very poor Americans who are struggling who would say, 'That sounds odd.'"


Romney responded, "We will hear from the Democrat party, the plight of the poor and there's no question it's not good being poor... but my campaign is focused on middle income Americans... people who can't find work, folks that have kids that are getting ready for college." (ANI)


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