In a comment to CNN Romney says he does not care about the poor. "They have government safety nets". Its been reported that 15% of the US population is poor. The Republicans want to dismantle many of those safety nets. I think this "number of people poor" is like the unemployment number. The true unemployment number has to be more than 25% in the country. Anyone living in a middle class neighborhood in America can do the math for themselves. Many of the neighbors are not working and they want too. Its time to start thinking about the constant drone of messages that come from very wealthy people through political candidates. Reduce taxes to the rich because they are the job creators. Lets get real, the job creators are small businesses. Small business in America creates the vast number of jobs. Those companies are hurt and not hiring, thanks to the policies paid for by the very wealthy in this country.