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Romney’s choice a luxury

Hilary Rosen’s statement that Ann Romney is a “wealthy, stay-at-home mother who has never worked a day in her life” has been attacked. Michelle Obama responded that “every mother works hard.”

Ann Romney says that she chose to stay at home and raise her children, and that every mother should be able to choose not to take a job out of the home. Great, Ann Romney is pro-choice on this issue, but it is a choice that most of us cannot make.

Wealthy mothers can be free not to work outside of the home. Let us consider the work of the wealthy stay-at-home mother.

Is she cooking, washing dishes, cleaning the bathroom, doing the laundry? These would be her choice also.

I wonder what the wealthy stay-at-home mother does choose to do.

Steve Smith


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