Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Romney Wants to Fire Public Servants ~ Except Himself


“For the president of the United States to stand up and say the private sector is doing fine is going to go down in history as an extraordinary miscalculation and misunderstanding by a president who’s out of touch,” the GOP hopeful charged.
“And his answer for economic vitality, by the way, was, of course, pushing aside the private sector, which he said is doing fine,” Romney continued. “Instead, he wants to add more to government. He wants another stimulus. He wants to hire more government workers."
“He says we need more firemen, more policeman, more teachers. Did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did! It’s time for us to cut back on government!”
~ Mitt Romney Via Raw Story

One of the biggest weaknesses has been state and local governments, which have laid off 450,000 Americans. These are teachers and cops and firefighters. Congress should pass a bill putting them back to work right now, giving help to the states so that those layoffs are not occurring.
~ Line from an Obama Ad hitting back at Romney

KILMEADE: [Obama] says you want to cut firefighters and teachers, that you don’t understand what’s going on in these communities. What do you say to that, governor?
ROMNEY: Well, that’s a very strange accusation. Of course, teachers and firemen and policemen are hired at the local level and also by states. The federal government doesn’t pay for teachers, firefighters or policemen. So obviously that’s completely absurd.
~ Mitt Romney on Fox and Friends stating that certain public jobs receive no federal funds, when in fact they do.

Sounded like an attack on public workers to me. Um...does he know HE'S a public worker? Maybe someone should tell him.
~ comment by catgirl1973 on ABC News

Federal block grants to states were introduced in 1973. They were mostly used for the 3 professions Romney refers to. As Gov of Mass. he filtered that money to municipalities for the very thing he now disparages.
~ comment by WowJones on Huffington Post

It seems like Mitt could have taken time away from his busy schedule to read up on what the federal government spends money on by now.
~ comment by onasphere on Huff Post

I think they have gone stark raving mad! Lets see we have heard how awful American schools are and we are not competing with other nations and yet you have Romney saying we need less teachers. Romney has not a clue. From his past bulling and other things it is clear he skated through school also ! They would pack kids in a class room like sardines and careless ! Pathetic is what they are!!!!
~ comment by Pam52 on MSNBC

Willard's campaign is an on going, avante garde, theater of the absurd. Way, way off Broadway and totally unaware of recording devices.
~ comment by Hoodathunk on Raw Story

I'm sure the Federal Government (or any governmental agency) didn't fund the schools Mitt Romney (or his kids) attended.
Give Mitt a break. He's new at this "being just a regular guy" thing. His team is attempting to gather all of Mitt's (seemingly) contradictory positions, so they can try to come up with a coherent, somewhat believable explanation (at least to the average Fox News viewer).
~ comment by Docmark on Huffington Post

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