Mitt Romney Likes Being Able to 'Fire People'

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Let's start with a hypothetical: Say you want to be president of the United States, but are said to give off an unappealing, out-of-touch, millionaire businessman vibe, making it hard to relate to most Americans.

If this happens to be the case, a thing that you might strongly consider avoiding on the campaign trail is saying that you enjoy firing people -- especially when a lot of voters can't get work.

Mitt Romney, who is vying to be the Republican contender in the 2012 presidential election, does have the not-so-hypothetical problem of coming across as out-of-touch. Nevertheless, he managed to say "I like being able to fire people" in New Hampshire -- a day before the state's Republican presidential primary vote.

As detailed in the Boston Globe, Romney stopped in Nashua, New Hampshire today to chat about his years of entry level work in the private sector -- he was suggesting that he had to work his way up from his bootstraps, as per the usual storytelling of rich politicians.

Anyway, Romney began boosting his health care plan -- which would let people buy their own insurance -- saying that it's also good for companies.

He then added: "It also means that if you don't like what they do, you can fire them...I like being able to fire people who provide services to me. If someone doesn't give me the good service I need, I want to say, you know, I'm going to go get someone else to provide that service to me."

These comments came just one day after Romney made another pretending-to-be-an-everyman gaffe. On Sunday, he told people that he had felt worried about getting a "pink slip" at several junctures, but couldn't give details about any of those alleged instances.

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The media scrum over Mitt Romney’s statement that he likes “being able to fire people” misses the larger – and more important – points about his healthcare policy.

No question: this latest inarticulate gaffe not only makes for a great controversy during a single news cycle, but is also sure to be repeated ad infinitum, renewing perceptions that Romney is a ruthless job-cutter, hopelessly out of touch with the everyday concerns of most Americans.

But "The Bottom 99%" takes a closer look at how this speech reveals Romney's inconsistencies and misleading claims about his policies and ObamaCare. Is it really, "repeal and replace" – or just "Rename and Claim"?

Don't be distracted – find out what you're missing about Mitt's healthcare policies. Click here:

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ViewPoint Next
ViewPoint Next

The media scrum over Mitt Romney’s statement that he likes “being able to fire people” misses the larger – and more important – points about his healthcare policy.

No question: this latest inarticulate gaffe not only makes for a great controversy during a single news cycle, but is also sure to be repeated ad infinitum, renewing perceptions that Romney is a ruthless job-cutter, hopelessly out of touch with the everyday concerns of most Americans.

But "The Bottom 99%" takes a closer look at how this speech reveals Romney's inconsistencies and misleading claims about his policies and ObamaCare. Is it really, "repeal and replace" – or just "Rename and Claim"?

Don't be distracted – find out what you're missing about Mitt's healthcare policies. Click here:

http://thebottom99percent.com/...

Epac
Epac

The fact that rich politicians spew out the "pulled myself up by my bootstraps" line, year after year isn't what's appalling.What's appalling is that so many STUPID PEOPLE fall for it...year after year.

Don
Don

Duh.

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