Jake Tapper wonders why conservatives haven't highlighted some little known warts on Romney's record as Gov. of Massachusetts. Follow the link if you want to read about all three issues Tapper discusses. This is the one that really caught my attention. Going forward, Gingrich and Perry would be better served to focus more on things like this, and less on how many people Romney fired at Bain Capital, or what his effective tax rate is.
In 2006, Romney started a program to provide welfare recipients without access to public transportation with free cars. The idea was to provide them with a way to get to work so they could eventually get off welfare.Even liberal Republican, Scott Brown couldn't stomach "Welfare Wheels."
The cars were donated by charities, while Massachusetts taxpayers funded — as the Boston Herald reported in 2009 — “repairs, registration, insurance, excise tax, the title and AAA membership for one year.”
Romney’s Department of Transitional Assistance started the program, officially called “Transportation Support,” and nicknamed “Welfare Wheels” by the Boston Herald.
“I don’t care who started it,” said then-state senator (now U.S. Senator) Scott Brown, a Republican. “In this day and age, it’s not appropriate. I mean, we’re paying for Triple A? You’ve got to be kidding me.”Tapper's entire article is HERE
You can read all about the "Welfare Wheels" program HERE