In an interview this morning at Caesar's Palace on the Vegas strip, Mitt Romney attempted to alleviate the fears of the poor with regard to his candidacy.
"The problem we've had with this media led charge against me, is that it is all completely out of context. Not to mention it is hypocritical for the poor to say 'I don't know what it is like to be poor', I mean everyone has been poor when they were children and only had a thousand or so in their bank account. But the poor most likely have NEVER been as rich as I am, and frankly they don't know what it is like, it can be very tough. For example the other day when I received a statement from my broker, I was completely caught off guard by how low my earnings for the month were, a measly 728,000.00, can you believe it? That's what I'm talking about! I think the media and others owe me a huge public apology."
Romney was then asked if he was aware that his earnings could help support budgets for several service agencies for the poor. He responded, "Well that really doesn't make any sense, because I already support them through my 15% of taxes I pay every year. Now it's not my fault if they don't ask the government for enough money."
Romney is in Nevada campaigning for that state's primary. He is expected to visit several middle income housing projects and food pantrys in the coming days.