My church, St Nicholas Episcopal, is located in Elk Grove Village. We run a food pantry 3 Wednesdays a month. I think a lot of our guests would be very surprised to find themselves part of a “culture of dependency.”
I think Romney’s appearance in the village, aside from its convenience to O’Hare, is less to do with doing a gun-and-run fundraising appearance and more to do with supporting Reprehensible Joe Walsh (R-Anthrax)’s campaign to retain his seat against the very formidable Tammy Duckworth (D-Gave Her Legs For Her Country).
They had a face-off for the Trib editorial boardâ€” apparently it was sort of like the Wonk versus the Wingnut:
Fun side note: Chicago Trib columnist Eric Zorn endorses Walsh for national talk-show host!
But also: While in Elk Grove Village, R-Money made sure to offer condolences to the local Sikh community over the temple shooting that happened back on Aug 6. He should come back and apologize to any Sikhs and “nice” Muslims who might have been offended by Walsh’s fear-mongering “radical Muslims in Elk Grove Village” statement made the very next day.
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. — Mitt Romney, campaigning here Tuesday, accused President Obama of trying to weaken work requirements for welfare recipients, undermining a hard-fought bipartisan agreement and feeding a “culture of dependency.””I hope you understand President Obama in just the last few days has tried to reverse that accomplishment by taking the work requirement out of welfare,” Romney told supporters gathered in a precision-machining factory in this Chicago suburb. “That is wrong. If Im president, Ill put work back in welfare.”Romney was referring to a July directive issued by the Department of Health and Human Services that would grant waivers to states in how they administer welfare. Five states led by governors of both parties have requested such waivers to reduce red tape.