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Fri Jun 8, 2012, 05:06 PM

Romney Says America Doesn’t Need ‘More Fireman, More Policemen, More Teachers’ By Travis Waldron on

Source: Think Progress

Romney Says America Doesn’t Need ‘More Fireman, More Policemen, More Teachers’
By Travis Waldron on Jun 8, 2012 at 4:39 pm

The last three years are the worst on record for public sector job loss, and the 700,000 government jobs that no longer exist remain a large drag on the American economy.

Today, New Jersey Gov. and Mitt Romney campaign surrogate Chris Christie (R) said that those losses meant the country was moving in “the right direction,” and Romney himself backed that statement up later, criticizing President Obama for calling for the hiring of more teachers, firefighters, and police officers, the Washington Post’s Greg Sargent reports. From CNN’s report of the Romney event:

Romney said of Obama, “he wants another stimulus, he wants to hire more government workers. He says we need more fireman, 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 and help the American people.”

Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/06/08/496799/romney-says-america-doesnt-need-more-fireman-more-policemen-more-teachers/

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Reply Romney Says America Doesn’t Need ‘More Fireman, More Policemen, More Teachers’ By Travis Waldron on (Original post)
kpete Jun 2012 OP
yardwork Jun 2012 #1
cgnick Jun 2012 #22
yardwork Jun 2012 #28
cgnick Jun 2012 #33
yardwork Jun 2012 #35
MADem Jun 2012 #2
Warren Stupidity Jun 2012 #4
MADem Jun 2012 #12
jmowreader Jun 2012 #21
goclark Jun 2012 #27
jmowreader Jun 2012 #32
LACarMan Jun 2012 #6
MADem Jun 2012 #10
maddiemom Jun 2012 #17
1StrongBlackMan Jun 2012 #7
maddiemom Jun 2012 #18
mahina Jun 2012 #24
lookingfortruth Jun 2012 #9
leveymg Jun 2012 #3
bloomington-lib Jun 2012 #13
maddiemom Jun 2012 #19
liberal N proud Jun 2012 #5
Iliyah Jun 2012 #8
Arugula Latte Jun 2012 #11
CBHagman Jun 2012 #14
NickB79 Jun 2012 #15
callous taoboy Jun 2012 #16
Rosa Luxemburg Jun 2012 #20
southerncrone Jun 2012 #23
dinopipie Jun 2012 #25
Hugin Jun 2012 #26
may3rd Jun 2012 #29
LiberalEsto Jun 2012 #30
4th law of robotics Jun 2012 #31
madville Jun 2012 #34
Comrade Grumpy Jun 2012 #36
OhioChick Jun 2012 #37
neohippie Jun 2012 #38

Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 05:09 PM

1. I hope that Obama uses that quote in an ad. Time for the Democrats to make some negative ads.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 03:04 AM

22. I was thinking the same thing

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Response to cgnick (Reply #22)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 09:37 AM

28. Welcome to DU!

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Response to yardwork (Reply #28)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 12:43 AM

33. Thank you, I really like it here!

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Response to cgnick (Reply #33)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 03:14 PM

35. That's good to hear! Check out the Welcome and Help Forum

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 05:12 PM

2. So, when he's robbed at gunpoint, dials Nahn Wun Wun and no cop comes, no problem?

And when his house burns down because his car elevator shorted out or something, no problem if the fire department fails to show?

He probably has enough money in all of his blind trusts to pay top dollar to educate all of his kids, all of his kids' kids...and that would be even if they had four or five wives squirreled away, each with five or ten kids, in Mexico or Canada or what-have-you...not that they do, necessarily...but hey, it could happen! Of course, those kids of his are pretty shallow, as is he, so I don't know if he's a good judge of what constitutes an adequate education...!

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Response to MADem (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 05:34 PM

4. RMoney and the RMoneyed Class rely on Private Security.

They don't need no stinkin public police.

The problem is that roughly one half of the voting public firmly believes that they are one lottery ticket away from joining in the Good Times.

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 06:27 PM

12. They'd better pay those serfs well! nt

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 02:47 AM

21. He can't rely entirely on private security

Private security doesn't give a shit about cargo theft; if cargo thieves steal too many loads of the RMoneyed Class's freight, they will be the formerly-rmoneyed class. And the RMoneyed Class knows it.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #21)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 09:33 AM

27. Recall that Rmoney played "policeman"

when he was in Michigan.

The post is here at DU

He should not even go there .... they need to nail him on that one.

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Response to goclark (Reply #27)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 09:48 PM

32. So far, how many admitted felonies is Romney up to?

I count three:

animal cruelty (dog-on-roof)
felonious assault (the John Lauber hair-chopping incident)
impersonating a police officer

Ronald Reagan turned the White House into the Big House; Mitt Romney needs to go to one--preferably one very far from the east coast.

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Response to MADem (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 06:01 PM

6. So, when he's robbed at gunpoint, dials 911 and no cop comes, no problem?

 

I doubt that even if the assailant gave an option to call 911, the local authorities would have time to respond. Robberies happen pretty quick.

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Response to LACarMan (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 06:22 PM

10. Well, you're being a bit obtuse--what if the robber is downstairs, having come in from Mittsy's car

elevator garage door after disabling the alarm and picking the lock, and RMoney is upstairs looking at a new painting of his wife's latest horse?

Surely, in that situation, he'd have time to punch out 911--or command 'Jeeves' to do it for him.

RMoney isn't gonna get jacked on a streetcorner--that guy barely walks two feet in public. The only forward motion he's likely to get is on a private track, a treadmill, or other "secluded" opportunities where robbers don't normally mingle.

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Response to MADem (Reply #10)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 10:20 PM

17. LOL

Great post.

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Response to MADem (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 06:11 PM

7. In all fairness ...

romney is hoping that he won't need the police ... he's counting on a couple rings of Secret Service Agents to protect him.

Oh ... wait, aren't the Secret Service some of those government workers?

On a related note, why can't the right see the irony of their candidates calling for smaller government, while spending millions to get a government job?

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #7)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 10:33 PM

18. You got me thinking:

We could save a lot by cutting the Secret Service. They guard a lot more government officials than just the President, or so I understand. On your "related note," I was just thinking that all those campaign contributions billionaires are happy to shell out: why begrudge those same amounts in taxes?

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Response to maddiemom (Reply #18)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 03:50 AM

24. Because they think the benefits accrue to them for the the donations,

but others for the taxes.

Who could imagine billionaires stealing from kids, saying 'What's in it for me?" But there they are, consistently.

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Response to MADem (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 06:21 PM

9. That's just it. Who needs 911 when the Rich minds came up with "Stand Your Ground" Laws. Why

 

pay police to have law and order when fellow citizens can shoot one another for free and let God figure it out.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 05:25 PM

3. The efforts of too many policemen are wasted fighting a futile War on Drugs

Use the ones we have more effectively rather than hiring more.

I almost agree with him, but not in the way he means it.

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Response to leveymg (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 06:29 PM

13. that's the truth

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Response to leveymg (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 10:34 PM

19. AMEN

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 05:57 PM

5. Mitt Romney says let America Burn, and Kill everyone and the hell with the kids

Romney would have likes the medieval days.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 06:11 PM

8. Plus let America's infrastructure fall apart

well where little people live.

This is where the NRA comes in. Guns in every home. Protect thyself and your family. House catch fire, here's hoping you have paid your water bill and heres hoping that thy Christians neighbors like you. Teach your own damn kids at home unless like Mittens, you can afford school.

I checked the internet CNN and MSNBC news, nada, nothing. Plently on Pres O quote.

Coming from a family of police, fire fighters and teachers, the hatred for them as gone to far. We are fighting back.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 06:22 PM

11. Right. What we need are more hedge fund managers.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 06:35 PM

14. So government workers don't count as "the American people"?

Does he think teachers, cops, firefighters, and others don't shop for groceries, pay taxes, and buy homes? Does he not get it that cutbacks mean more unemployed people?

"We all have strength enough to endure the misfortunes of others."

- Francois de la Rochefoucauld

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 06:50 PM

15. This ought to rile up a few of my conservative FB friends

"Fuck fighting fires, fighting crime or educating our children! After all, Somalia took that approach and look at their economy. The pirate industry is booming! And I ask you, my fellow Americans, have you seen any American pirates since Obama was elected? Elect Mitt, and board ye pirate ship!"

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 11:27 PM

20. VOTERS NEED TO KNOW

Voters' houses are going to burn down, their children will not get a quality education and crime will escalate. Yet people support this piece of ****

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 03:29 AM

23. The more I hear from & about this man, I come to the conclusion

that he just might be insane.

Every week a little more crazy shows up.

Kim Jong Il & Ahmadinejad ain't got nuthin' on him!
(Guess the GOP thinks that's a GOOD thing.)

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 07:06 AM

25. Pubs and Red States need to be taught a lesson

 

I say give em what they want, no police or firemen, cut all the federal funding to the state, no teachers, cut the funding, nope no highway funds either, hurricane or tornado hit your reed state TS, pull yourself up by your bootstraps.

Give em exactly what they want till they cry uncle.

It is the only way they will learn.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 08:50 AM

26. In a country with a growing population how does this even make sense?

It doesn't.

What these types really are saying is they want large herds of BainCo Mercenaries who are paid 20% less, but, are 20% more expensive. The difference going into the pockets of private individuals and as religious tithes.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 09:47 AM

29. I can't find the direct link to the quote

 

outside of the dot org editorial.
Otherwise, the sound byte is a moot point and can't be used without his actual verbal finger pointing police,fire,educators and emergency responders as the problem with government spending.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 04:06 PM

30. Willard will provide his own Police Squad

wearing badges from his secret supply closet.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 04:23 PM

31. I think steadily adding those kinds of jobs would be a productive way to deal with

 

job losses caused by increased productivity.

Obviously we can have too many teachers and cops and firefighters. But we're a ways away from that.

Better than paying people to live unproductive lives on federal assistance.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 02:14 AM

34. I'll give him police and maybe firemen, in my area anyway

We have cops out the wazoo here between city, county and state. Firemen aren't stretched all that thin either. The war on drugs wastes billions and probably accounts for 1 million law enforcement positions on the books now, half of those could easily be reassigned or eliminated just by legalizing marijuana.

We always need more teachers though, there's never enough.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 04:11 PM

36. More teachers and firefighters, yes; more policemen, no thank you.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 11:36 AM

37. Christie and Romney should go for an evening stroll in Cleveland or Detroit then n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 01:08 PM

38. We just need more vigilantes standing their ground and Police Impersonators

Maybe he's on to something, the vigilantes will just shoot anyone that they think might be committing a crime and those Police Impersonators, can just drive around pretending to police us, pulling us over and keeping us from driving too fast.

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