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What Are Mitt Romney’s Views on Family Issues

By Ron Mattocks |

Mitt Romney was raised in Michigan where he attended public school until the 7th grade when he switched to a boy’s private preparatory school where, it has been noted, the majority of students came from wealthier families that did Romney. At the time, Romney was neither athletically talented nor academically proficient; however, he later graduated from Brigham Young, and earned both a JD (Juris Doctorate) and an MBA from Harvard.

He and his wife Ann married in 1969, and they five children together.  As a staunch Mormon, Romney served as a missionary to France, and is actively involved in his church. Romney proved to be an exceptional businessman, and became wealthy through his career as a business consultant. He also was instrumental making the 2002 Winter Olympics a financial success as Head of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee.

In 2002, Romney was elected governor of Massachusetts and oversaw the turnaround of state’s deficit. Romney’s political views have shifted in recent years, but is closely aligned with conservative tenants.

Source: Wikipedia 

Note: In gathering the following material, I attempted to use objective information based on voting record, quotes, and non-partisan sources. At the moment, I fall in the category of “undecided” with respect to both the candidates and the parties they represent. Therefore, the views expressed here are not necessarily my own. (see also posts for Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, and Ron Paul)

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Mitt Romney on Family Issues

On Poverty

Mr. Romney’s stance on poverty centers mainly around his views against government welfare programs and entitlements. Such programs have created a culture of dependency on the government which is a threat to our American belief in personal initiative. Romney believes in creating jobs for the poor, not handing them cash, and as such Romney would likely follow through on older statements that welfare recipients should be require to work.

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Ron Mattocks is a father of five (3 sons, 2 stepdaughters) and author of the book, Sugar Milk: What One Dad Drinks When He Can’t Afford Vodka. He blogs at Clark Kent’s Lunchbox, and lives in Houston with his wife, Ashley, who eternally mocks his fervor for Coldplay.

Photo Credit: Wiki Commons (Portrait, #4,#8, Gage Skidmore; #5,#7 FreeRangeStock)


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Ron Mattocks

Ron Mattocks is a freelance writer, author of Sugar Milk: What One Dad Drinks When He Can’t Afford Vodka, and a father of five. In 2007, Mattocks started Clark Kent’s Lunchbox, which landed him in Babble's Top 50 Dad Bloggers list in 2011. Mattocks was a regular contributor to Babble, and has been featured in The Huffington Post, Open Salon and a number of other publications.

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