Interesting note, that I originally saw from a post on Buzzflash, was that George Romney, Mitt Romney's father, was on welfare early in his life, according to a 1962 video of an interview with Mitt Romney's mother as George Romney was running for Governor. See the clip (the welfare comment is at :55 ish):
It seems that much was left out of Mitt Romney's biopic...first, he forgot to mention that his father's family moved to Mexico so that George Romney's grandfather could marry his fifth simultaneous wife, a move that was illegal in Utah when Utah became a state. He also failed to mention that during a Mexican revolution, Mitt Romney's grandfather lost his property and land, and as an immigrant to this nation, qualified for assistance that was passed by the federal government to help refugees escaping political strife.
So as a young immigrant, George Romney's family took federal funds to get back on their feet.
I guess, perhaps, the taxpayers helped out Mr. Romney's family. And perhaps he owes everyone an apology for implying that the federal government didn't make him the man he is today. Without those assistance programs, that he ridicules in his ads, I wonder where his family would be today.
No word as to whether his grandmother was forced to work to continue getting benefits paid for by hard working Americans.