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Recently, when Hilary Rosen, Democratic Strategist said Ann Romney had never worked a day in her life. A huge outcry across this nation erupted. Some viewed her comments as being very disrespectful to all the many stay at home mothers in this country. Others thought Rosen’s comments were on target, but taken out of context. As it was further explained, Rosen did not mean that being a stay at home mom was not a challenging job. Rather, a stay at home mom experience cannot be as diverse as a mother who works outside the home and also raise children.

As soon as the controversy began, I had a clear view of what was transpiring; class warfare. Yes, this is a clear example of class warfare. Ms Romney eloquently defended her position and I have no problem in the way she defended herself. Mitt Romney, her husband and former governor said (paraphrased), in the case of a poor woman with children who is receiving any kind of assistance, it should be mandatory for her to work outside the home. It was something about the poor woman maintaining a degree of dignity. If a wealthy mother can stay at home and raise her children, why must their be a different standard for the poor. You know why.

I will be willing to bet you ten thousand dollars (same amount Romney wanted to bet Perry), that the Romney’s did not have to worry about where the next meal would come from, or whether the light bill would be paid on time. I have no problem with that, because they had the money and could afford their life style. Nonetheless, folks in this country should be cognizant of the fact that everyone cannot live as the Romney’s. A mother with children that works outside the home is much more prone to stress than the stay at home mom.

Let me elaborate on a point, I have never in my life been envious of what someone else may have. They can possess all the riches in the world and I would not be envious. I would rather spend my life marveling at the works of nature, and more importantly, it is free to do so. I am however, most annoyed when someone thinks their life is worth more than another, when in fact, we were all born the same way and will also die. I make it a habit to never disrespect others, because that same person maybe the one in a position to pull me from a burning car or some other catastrophe.

If anyone cannot discern the disparity between the thoughts of a wealthy person, relative to their thought about a poor person, they are in serious need of counseling. This is the primarily reason for the widening income gap. You see, the wealthy make all the laws that governs the poor, and in my opinion, they would be fools to abdicate that authority to the poor. Believe it or not, I have no problem with that, because that is the way the mind works and I must deal with it accordingly. If I am a poor man who possesses little or nothing, it is impossible for a wealthy person to know how I feel. That person must walk a little over a mile in my shoes to comprehend the depth of my despair.

We all should just acknowledge that we live in a two-tier society and stop with this pretense that all is equal. Again, the widening of the income gap is a clear indication that things are not equal. I have no problem with that, because I accept it.


Street Talk

Ed, Good job! Something we all need to learn. Hmm. My life has had certainly had a lot of variety. I'm taking turns walking a mile in a whole lot of different people's shoes. That's a blessing I had not realized. I know deep inside me what it feels like to be in a lot of situations. Maybe that's where my empathy comes from? Even my ability to interact with people! In a wheelchair; fighting to walk; walking now a mile each way to Mass. Medical situations in various countries -- US, England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Bermuda, Germany, Thailand, India, Italy, Denmark -- whoops -- anyway, too many more of that kind of stuff to mention... Thanks for a new blessing. Recognition of it! blessings, Cynthia

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Cynthia, just keep that smile and you will be ok.

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Thanks! Bless you.

  
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Well said Ed.

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