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Mon Feb 27, 2012, 01:07 PM

"It helps to have a guy as president who has had a job and I have."



Romney made clear Monday that the Michigan outcome is important, telling supporters in Rockford to rally their neighbors to help him on Tuesday.

"This is a critical time you guys. I need your vote," he said.

Romney also took a shot at Santorum, calling him "a nice guy" but adding "he has never had a job in the private sector."

"He has worked as a lobbyist and worked as an elected official and that's fine," Romney said. "But if the issue of the day is the economy I think to create jobs it helps to have a guy as president who has had a job and I have."

http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/27/politics/campaign-wrap/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

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Reply "It helps to have a guy as president who has had a job and I have." (Original post)
Amerigo Vespucci Feb 2012 OP
liberal N proud Feb 2012 #1
HopeHoops Feb 2012 #2
Vincardog Feb 2012 #3
gratuitous Feb 2012 #4
LiberalEsto Feb 2012 #5
KansDem Feb 2012 #6
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2012 #7
JDPriestly Feb 2012 #8
Amerigo Vespucci Feb 2012 #9
Jennicut Feb 2012 #10
aint_no_life_nowhere Feb 2012 #11
Neue Regel Feb 2012 #12

Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 01:11 PM

1. Which job is that - the lobbyest?

That way he knows how to give them what they want.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 01:17 PM

2. E-FUCKING GADS! He thinks he WORKED? What a dickweed.

 

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 01:25 PM

3. He had a job. Walking his dog all the way to the roof of his car.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 01:27 PM

4. Robber baron is SO a job!

And now he's out of work. Can't you give a guy a break, America? Why are you so hard-hearted?

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 01:44 PM

5. Hey. Firing people is a TUFF job

even if it IS fun.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 02:06 PM

6. As President, Romney will...

1) Raid financially-distressed countries;
2) "Fire" all its citizens;
3) Sell off all its assets, i.e. timber, minerals, agriculture, etc.
4) Look for another country: repeat 1-3.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 02:07 PM

7. I am sure Romney would do well

working the line at Ford...

Really, that is what he means... he has had the same kinds of jobs as the working class jobs of the people he is asking for votes...

Really, he has...

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 02:44 PM

8. I woke up this morning thinking about a friend who, in her 50s, lost the job

she had held for over 15 years due to a merger and acquisition. That means due to the greed of some guy like Romney.

This happened several years ago, and she hasn't found another one.

She was the sole provider for a family of three, and recently became very, very ill. Naturally, since her employer was sold and moved her job, she has no health insurance. Who is paying for her very expensive medication? Medicaid of course.

Mergers and acquisitions mean money in the pockets of people like Romney and losses to families as well as to the public coffers.

Romney's idea of running a business is not what this country needs. Not at all.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 02:53 PM

9. I used to work at Cisco Systems...

...in very short order, I grew numb to them swalowing up some small company (or at least "smaller than Cisco"), dumping most of its workforce, and returning to their feeding frenzy. They always downplayed the "Staff reductions."

To give you an idea of how totally oblivious MOST of Cisco's top management was to ANYTHING the "drones" were feeling, about a HEARTBEAT before the "Dot Com Collapse" (and Cisco's major layoff of 8500+ people in June 2001, which included me), they were in the process of acquiring a large building on Montague Experssway. Montague is a main drag...which means in commute hours, good luck. This complex had ONE entrance / exit. this means that you have ONE LONG LINE trying to get out at 5 PM, and all of the side rows trying to shoe-horn into that one line. In addition, red lights on Montague assured a bottleneck of cars trying to exit the parking lot.

Some douche of a director, during one of our department meetings, showed the plans and immediately everyone was asking "How do you get out of there at 5:00?" The answer is Cisco NEVER wanted you to leave at 5:00, no matter WHEN your day started. He ducked the question. There was a noticable low rumble in the room as everyone expressed their displeasure and this guy asked "Is anyone else as excited about this as I am?"

Seriously...they hire some of the most tone-deaf "managers" on the planet.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 02:54 PM

10. Oh please.

Mitt got everything pretty much handed to him being the son of a wealthy man. Now, there are plenty of wealthy liberals out there but they actually care about what happens to the poor in this country.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 03:12 PM

11. It helps to have a guy who's had a job WHO HAS A PLAN

Romney has no clue, no plan, and has said absolutely nothing specific about what he would do to create jobs. I've had jobs is the private sector but that doesn't mean I know shit about what to do about the economy.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 03:18 PM

12. He's had a job, AND he knows what it's like to be unemployed!

 

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/16/romney-im-also-unemployed/

Mitt Romney sat at the head of the table at a coffee shop here on Thursday, listening to a group of unemployed Floridians explain the challenges of looking for work. When they finished, he weighed in with a predicament of his own.

“I should tell my story,” Mr. Romney said. “I’m also unemployed.”

He chuckled. The eight people gathered around him, who had just finished talking about strategies of finding employment in a slow-to-recover economy, joined him in laughter.

“Are you on LinkedIn?” one of the men asked.

“I’m networking,” Mr. Romney replied. “I have my sight on a particular job.”




He's experienced both sides of the coin - the daily toil of struggling to eek out a living while working at his job, and the uncertainty of not knowing if he'll be able to keep a roof over his family's head and put dinner on the table while unemployed.

I know who I'm voting for!

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