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DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Statement on Mitt Romney’s Comments on Entitlements

Today, following Mitt Romney’s comments in Iowa that he did not understand the difference between entitlements like Medicare and Medicaid until he got into government, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman released the following statement:

“One has to wonder how Mitt Romney thinks he can represent American workers, their families and seniors when his concern for the poor and the middle class comes across like an afterthought. A clear example of this was when he admitted today that he didn’t understand the difference between entitlements such as Medicare and Medicaid until he got into government some three or four decades after they were established.

“Perhaps no one should be surprised that Mitt Romney was well into middle age and had begun a new career in politics before he bothered to learn about Medicare and Medicaid. After all, prior to that, Romney was too busy as a corporate buyout specialist laying off workers, shipping jobs overseas and bankrupting companies for his own profit to be bothered with the problems facing working Americans and their families.

“There is not one thing in Mitt Romney’s entire history that shows one bit of concern for middle-class Americans. To the contrary, just as he was as a Governor, Mitt Romney as president would be a disaster for seniors and folks trying to make ends meet.”