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Romney: ‘I’m Not Concerned About the Very Poor’

In a CNN interview this morning, Mitt Romney stressed that it was the middle class, not the affluent or the low-income, his campaign was especially concerned about.

“I’m not concerned about the very poor,” he said. “We have a safety net there. If it needs a repair , I’ll fix it. I’m not concerned about the very rich…. I’m concerned about the very heart of America, the 90-95 percent of Americans who right now are struggling.”

In response to a follow-up question, Romney added, “We will hear from the Democrat party, the plight of the poor…. You can focus on the very poor, that’s not my focus…. The middle income Americans, they’re the folks that are really struggling right now and they need someone that can help get this economy going for them.”

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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