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Mitt Romney: I Like Firing People, and I Will Create 12 Million New Jobs

Mitt Romney has a plan to create 12 million jobs, which gives him an additional 12 million opportunities to do what he likes: fire people.

Mitt Romney: I will begin my presidency with a jobs tour. I have a plan to create 12 million jobs, which gives me an additional 12 million opportunities to do what I like. Which is firing people.

Like Barack Obama, for example. I'd like to fire him, and then he can apply for one of the 12 million jobs I'm going to create. And if he's hired, the American people will rally behind him, wish him success, but he'll fail, of course, because he's had no business experience, and then I can fire him again. And then I'll never have to say his name 28 times in an acceptance speech that's supposed to help voters get to know me.

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Jerry Kendall September 03, 2012 at 03:49 AM
Kim, you seem to have as much knowledge about business as does our current incompetent President. When one takes on the turn around of a troubled company, many times, some per cent of the people do have to be cut in order to save the jobs of all the remainder people. I have had to do this myself and it is a terribly unpleasent thing for everyone. However, it this is not addressed, then the entire company is subject to failure.
Bulldog September 03, 2012 at 11:05 AM
Sorry Jerry, layoffs and cut backs to save companies is NOT Mitt's MO, he is know for buying companies with assets , including pension funds, then liquidating those assets, borrowing as heavily as possible against any fixed assets, like buildings and machinery, pocketing everything in sight and then putting that company in bankrupsy. All without any care for the thousands left jobless or the lenders stuck with bad debt. The only company Mitt ran, Bain Capitol, created nothing.
KimDiazPoliticalCartoons September 03, 2012 at 12:44 PM
Actually, Jerry that is not true. I have had a few garage sales and I had a popcorn stand once when I was a kid. It was a disaster, some boys (cute but annoying!) came and grabbed all my baggies of popcorn and I had to chase them around the block with a machete. I didn't do anything to them, just scared them a little. They ate the popcorn though without paying. As for what you have done in business I suppose that could be true. I am not claiming to have knowledge of how to turn around a troubled company, but I do think the kind of damage Romney/Ryan would do to our COUNTRY which is not a business would be unbearable. We're already suffering greatly from the effects of 8 years with Bush/Cheney and I don't believe it would even be Romney/Ryan running things. Someone else is pulling the strings behind the scenes.
Bubba September 08, 2012 at 10:18 AM
WOW Don't we have a bunch of blind liberal lacky's here...I love how the last guy just ignores Obama's Last 4 yrs...Bush's whole term was his fault no matter what happened yet Obama first 4 yrs, well all the bad stulff is Bush's fault and the good stuff would be all Obama except there was only one good thing and Obama had nothing to do with it except be the one in office when Bin Lagen was killed, and that took him 3 times to Agree with!
KimDiazPoliticalCartoons September 09, 2012 at 02:34 AM
Bubba, I'll try not to pre-judge you on the user name, but um, your reply is kind of vague and even if Obama hasn't accomplished a whole lot in the last 4 years, you must get that he's trying to UNdo 8 years worth of damage and the whole Republican agenda has been DEFEAT Obama and thwart anything he or the Dems try to do....

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