Buoyed by Mitt Romney publicly expressing that “All moms are working moms,” House Democrats are seeking for all stay-at-home mothers to be compensated for taking care of their young children without worrying about falling into poverty.
Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA) introduced Wednesday the Women’s Option to Raise Kids (WORK) Act, a bill that would allow stay-at-home mothers to raise their children three years or younger and continue receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits.
Under current law, raising children at home does not qualify for the necessary TANF requirement.
“This is the same option that wealthy families, such as the Romneys, enjoy,” Stark’s press release said. “Mitt Romney was for ObamaCare before he was against it. Then, he was for forcing low-income mothers into the workforce before he decided ‘all moms are working moms’. I think we should take Mr. Romney at his most recent word and change our federal laws to recognize the importance and legitimacy of raising young children.”
Moore added: “If Ann Romney and Mitt really believe in the importance of having a stay-at-home parent for young children, they should support policies that make it possible for all parents, including low-income mothers. Sadly, Mitt has demonstrated that his support only extends to those who can afford it.”