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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 08:20 PM

If Romney Hates Government And Its Workers So Much Why Is He Running For President?

Mitt Romney says government workers are paid too well and in general government is a bad thing. But he wants to run it. Romney made his fortune by buying companies, laying off the workers, and keeping the money they were making for himself. He apparently thinks everyone but the 1% are paid too well. So maybe that's the plan.

In his "victory" speech Mitt Romney declared that if elected, "We will stop the unfairness of government workers getting better pay and benefits than the taxpayers they serve." The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) President John Gage had a few things to say about that,

http://www.alternet.org/newsandviews/article/909556/if_romney_hates_government_and_its_workers_so_much_why_is_he_running_for_president

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Reply If Romney Hates Government And Its Workers So Much Why Is He Running For President? (Original post)
DesertRat Apr 2012 OP
kestrel91316 Apr 2012 #1
DesertRat Apr 2012 #3
kestrel91316 Apr 2012 #5
neverforget Apr 2012 #4
pscot Apr 2012 #2
Proud Liberal Dem Apr 2012 #6
socialist_n_TN Apr 2012 #7
quaker bill Apr 2012 #8

Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 08:25 PM

1. The goal of all RW elected officials is to destroy government from within.......

You didn't KNOW that?????

I thought everybody knew.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 08:47 PM

3. WE may know that

but obviously the low-information R voter doesn't.

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Response to DesertRat (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 12:01 PM

5. Actually they DO know, and they fully support it.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 09:03 PM

4. While enriching themselves and their corporate sponsors

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 08:33 PM

2. Well, we know he really gets off on firing people

so I guess I can see the appeal.

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 12:21 PM

6. Why do any of them

Frankly, as far as I'm concerned, hating government should automatically DISQUALIFY somebody from running for government office. I mean, what other jobs are there where a potential employer would be willing to hire somebody who flat-out says they hate the job they're applying for? What would we even think of employers whom were willing to do this?

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 02:26 PM

7. There are only three reason for someone who doesn't .......

believe in government run for office.

1) To destroy government from within.

2) To take from government for personal gain. Or

3) Some combination of 1 and 2. There are NO other logical reasons.

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 08:02 AM

8. Which taxpayers?

The guy working part time at the convenience store for minimum wage, or the wealthy business owners and bankers they regulate? My guess is that Rmoney means the former not the latter.

(BTW as full disclosure, I do make more than most taxpayers in the area I serve, but I "serve" as many as 2.3 million of them, when they call. Fortunately only a few need my assistance most years.)

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