During his presidential campaign in 2007, Republican candidate Mitt Romney promised that a trust overseeing his financial portfolio would shed any investments that conflicted with GOP positions toward Iran, China, stem cell research and other issues. But Romney's family trusts kept some of those stocks and repeatedly bought new investments in similar holdings as recently as 2010, when they were sold in advance of his latest White House campaignMitt may be willing to say he does not care about "the poors" because there's little profit in it. However, there was money to be made off of other things the GOP hates irrationally (redundant, I know) and ol' Mitt's Millions took priority for as long as possible. But that's not entirely the story, I'm sure if there was a good soylent green investment, Mitt would be willing to grind up poor people too -- unopposed by Republicans as long as the prospective veal had emerged from the womb for a bit (and been deprived of udder exams).
[cross-posted at Firedoglake]