He insulted "low income earners". Making minimum wage doesn't mean they don't work hard enough. Stats show that most low income earners tend to be young single mothers.
Originally Posted by tres borrachos
Who are Low-Wage Workers? ASPE Research Brief
Working full time and raising a family alone has to be one of the hardest jobs on earth, imo. The last thing they need is some pompous ass in the WH making their lives harder. Besides, Romney doesn't believe single mothers should be raising kids at all and has blamed them for everything under the sun, including gun violence....
Romney on gun control at the presidential debate: Ladies, please stop having babies out of wedlock.
And when he was Bishop of his ward he tried to bully a young single woman into giving up her baby for adoption and threatened to excommunicate her if she didn't.....
"...Hayes was deeply insulted. She told him she would never surrender her child. Sure, her life wasn’t exactly the picture of Rockwellian harmony, but she felt she was on a path to stability. In that moment, she also felt intimidated. Here was Romney, who held great power as her church leader and was the head of a wealthy, prominent Belmont family, sitting in her gritty apartment making grave demands. “And then he says, ‘Well, this is what the church wants you to do, and if you don’t, then you could be excommunicated for failing to follow the leadership of the church,’ ” Hayes recalled. It was a serious threat. At that point Hayes still valued her place within the Mormon Church. “This is not playing around,” she said. “This is not like ‘You don’t get to take Communion.’ This is like ‘You will not be saved. You will never see the face of God.’ ” Romney would later deny that he had threatened Hayes with excommunication, but Hayes said his message was crystal clear: “Give up your son or give up your God.” ...read..."
The Dark Side of Mitt Romney | Vanity Fair
That's the 47% that Romney wanted to ignore.