Reich writes that Mitt Romney is trying to reignite his fizzling presidential campaign and alter his aloof millionaire image by emphasizing to voters that he feels their pain, but if that’s true, the policy responses he’s proposing must make him a masochist.
This is the same Romney who has been against extending unemployment benefits. Or providing food stamps or housing benefits for families that have fallen into poverty. Or medical benefits. To the contrary, Romney wants to repeal Obamacare, turn Medicare into vouchers, and turn Medicaid over to cash-starved states.