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Romney's poverty plan

That inveterate man of the people, Mitt Romney, flashed his populist credentials again Wednesday, saying, "I'm not concerned about the very poor, we have a safety net there, if it needs repair, I'll fix it. I'm not concerned about the very rich, they're doing just fine."

It's difficult not to think of the (almost certainly apocryphal) story about Marie Antoinette, who is reputed to have said, on learning that the peasants had no bread, "Let them eat cake."

Let them eat cake, Mitt, if they can't afford Wonder Bread, or whatever it is that poor people buy with their Democrat-enabled food stamps.

Roberto De Vido is a communications consultant, writer, cartoonist and jack of many trades. The former chief of Tucson Sentinel’s East Asia Bureau, he now lives in California (make of that what you will).

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