GOP, Democrats Tussle Over Romney Call For No More Police, Teachers, Firefighters

Jun 11, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: National Public Radio

Mitt Romney's team is sticking by his comment in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Friday that voters' desire for smaller government means they don't want more cops, teachers or firefighters.

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Sam Toliver

AOL

#1 Jun 11, 2012
Mr. Romney just doens't want America to end up as broken and bankrupt as California, Greece, or Spain. He won't just pander to unions in return for campaign support. Over promising bloated ranks of Bureaucrats kills jobs and opportunity for every one else.
That is a good thing, isn't it.
Wisconsin citizens stood up for us all and we can stand with Romney in November.

“Old 16th Graveyard hole”

Since: Nov 11

Philadelphia, PA

#2 Jun 11, 2012
It just more DNC misinformation and stupidity. What Romney actually DID SAY was that we didn't need another stimulus package to add more firefighters and teachers to the government dole. We have plenty, and as with all Obama's stim. packages, when they end, they TEMP. JOBS are lost. No, we definitely do not need to borrow anymore money, go further in debt just to hire MORE government union workers who will pay dues into the Democratic coffers. Geeze, really, are you people really that stupid? All it would take would be a quick click on Google or whatever search engine you use to get the ENTIRE STATEMENT FROM MR. ROMNEY. Yet you all just take the lie, and THIS ADMINISTRATION is the King of Liars, and run with it. Now tell me, what sane person, running for public office BTW, would really say we don't need any firefighters or teachers? Really, Mr. Romney is not a stupid man, his remark will only work if taken COMPLETELY OUT OF CONTEXT. God, I worry for this country if so many of the left are really that stupid. Google it bozo's, try a little fact checking of your own and you will find that this administration wouldn't know the real truth if it jumped up and bit it on the nose. Obama, with a straight face, actually said on TV, video taped for all to see, that HIS ADMINISTRATION was the only one to lower the unemployment rate after a recession. I mean, come on folks, DUH! That is just an outright blatant LIE!!!!! Just one more in a long list of them, so numerous that it would take more time than I have to point them out. Next time he makes ANY statement, just google it, see who is telling the truth and who is a pathalogical liar. It ain't the Republicans, just a hint.

“Old 16th Graveyard hole”

Since: Nov 11

Philadelphia, PA

#3 Jun 11, 2012
Sam Toliver wrote:
Mr. Romney just doens't want America to end up as broken and bankrupt as California, Greece, or Spain. He won't just pander to unions in return for campaign support. Over promising bloated ranks of Bureaucrats kills jobs and opportunity for every one else.
That is a good thing, isn't it.
Wisconsin citizens stood up for us all and we can stand with Romney in November.
Exactly, WI showed the U.S. that with just a few prudent measures union jobs could be saved, new hires could be made and costs cut enough to not only hire new teachers but to give the CHILDREN better equipment in school. People in America are waking up to the fact that they are being taxed up the wazoo to pay these greedy unionistas, who make more than the private sector does, has a lower unemployment rate than the private sector has and who DON'T PAY MUCH IF ANYTHING into their platinum benefits packages. Quite a deal, but we don't have to pay for it. If WI can do it, why do we need one more stimulus package? We don't, Obama just wants to grow the size of government, gov. union workers, paying dues into the Democratic Coffers. Now that IS a scam. Good Post Sam.

PS - I notice our phantom "judger" has struck again, too much of a coward to actually rebut what you or any of us say, just sneaks on, slyly hits the judgement button and slinks away. Just your normal cowardly progressive at work. LOL - now THAT is transparent.
OBAMA 2012

Covina, CA

#4 Jun 11, 2012
Yowza! Good going Romney! Now you've ticked off all those workers? He hasn't seen their wrath yet and now he will!
Yup

Seattle, WA

#5 Jun 11, 2012
dems have nothing of substance (in face they are on the defence and the run) so they need to be on the attack

fortunately the majority are finally hip plus npr is nervous- as they Should be
keep up the crap and dig urselves in deeper and deeper...
CHECK SIX

North Port, FL

#6 Jun 11, 2012
"THE PRIVATE SECTOR IS DOING FINE".....OBAMA!

"The fundamentals of our economy are strong," Mc Cain

Those Words Killed Mc Cain...Obama hammered him with it!

Now Romney will BURY OBAMA with that equally stupid statement...

..Those 6 words by OBAMA will finish him!WHAT A PUTZ!!

WHATS IN YER WALLET!
OBAMA 2012

Covina, CA

#7 Jun 11, 2012
Maybe Rmoney can bet $10,000 that he will win during the debates...you betcha!
Mothra

Chandler, AZ

#8 Jun 11, 2012
OBAMA 2012 wrote:
Yowza! Good going Romney! Now you've ticked off all those workers? He hasn't seen their wrath yet and now he will!
Read post #2.
Boycott Negro Prez

Decatur, GA

#9 Jun 11, 2012
CHECK SIX wrote:
"THE PRIVATE SECTOR IS DOING FINE".....OBAMA!
"The fundamentals of our economy are strong," Mc Cain
Those Words Killed Mc Cain...Obama hammered him with it!
Now Romney will BURY OBAMA with that equally stupid statement...
..Those 6 words by OBAMA will finish him!WHAT A PUTZ!!
WHATS IN YER WALLET!
Obama is right! GOP governors fire public employees to balance their budget, thus hurting the economic recovery.

Here:
"Government Jobs Buoyed Bush’s Economy And Sunk Obama’s (CHART)
Cheney said: "Reagan proved deficits don't matter" BUT, Dick Cheney remains the darling of the Tea Party movement?

. Here is the "Big Government" story under Cheney: "Government Jobs Buoyed Bush’s Economy And Sunk Obama’s"

. To date, government cutbacks have led to 590,000 public-sector jobs losses under Obama. That falloff is finally slowing, but it hasn’t reversed, and locked in austerity measures suggest it won’t any time soon. At this point in Bush’s first term, by contrast, he’d benefited from 716,000 public-sector jobs gains. And over his first full term he benefited from 900,000 gains, almost fully offsetting private-sector jobs losses.

. That huge difference is reflected to some extent in today’s high unemployment rate, though Obama came into office with a high unemployment rate baked into the cake. But it gives the lie to the notion — perpetuated by Republicans — that Obama’s overseen a massive expansion of government. That was their guy."
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/03/18/1075...
Boycott Negro Prez

Decatur, GA

#10 Jun 11, 2012
Sam Toliver wrote:
Mr. Romney just doens't want America to end up as broken and bankrupt as California, Greece, or Spain. He won't just pander to unions in return for campaign support. Over promising bloated ranks of Bureaucrats kills jobs and opportunity for every one else.
That is a good thing, isn't it.
Wisconsin citizens stood up for us all and we can stand with Romney in November.
A job is a job!
. Public employees do pay taxes and shop American businesses

. Private Sector keep Bush tax cuts while sending American jobs overseas

. Overseas workers don't pay taxes or sponsor American businesses

. Big-biz keep profits in offshore accounts while enjoying tax-cuts here from Uncle Sam
Dan Salazar

Los Alamitos, CA

#11 Jun 11, 2012
OBAMA 2012 wrote:
Yowza! Good going Romney! Now you've ticked off all those workers? He hasn't seen their wrath yet and now he will!
This is stupid. It is the State's responsibility to pay for Teachers, Fire and Police. Some States pay fair wages for an honest days work and retirement packages which are fair and reasonable in comparison to every one else.

Only the States where Democrats sold the citizens out to the public empl unions in return for campaign support are in a jam. Only the Loser States like California are leaving their children facing an extinction grade publ empl pension and benefit tsunami. Citizens in the other States wouldn't do that to their own children and grand children.

And, Obama is going to win the broken, soon to be insolvent, proven pathetic Blue States no matter what Romney says or does.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Wake Forest, NC

#12 Jun 11, 2012



LMAO!


This idiotic story is basically right out of the Obama Truth Team web site which tells you EXACTLY who the topix editors are working for!

Since: Dec 07

Flint, TX

#13 Jun 11, 2012
Boycott Negro Prez wrote:
<quoted text>
A job is a job!
. Public employees do pay taxes and shop American businesses
. Private Sector keep Bush tax cuts while sending American jobs overseas
. Overseas workers don't pay taxes or sponsor American businesses
. Big-biz keep profits in offshore accounts while enjoying tax-cuts here from Uncle Sam
Private sector employees pay the public employee's salaries, which is usually three times as much for 1/2 the work that the private sector employee's earn. They are sick of that! Fkn 10 public sector employee's to do the job of one. Real good thinking there, bozo.
Boycott Negro Prez

Decatur, GA

#14 Jun 11, 2012
Ballybunion wrote:
It just more DNC misinformation and stupidity. What Romney actually DID SAY was that we didn't need another stimulus package to add more firefighters and teachers to the government dole. We have plenty, and as with all Obama's stim. packages, when they end, they TEMP. JOBS are lost. No, we definitely do not need to borrow anymore money, go further in debt just to hire MORE government union workers who will pay dues into the Democratic coffers. Geeze, really, are you people really that stupid? All it would take would be a quick click on Google or whatever search engine you use to get the ENTIRE STATEMENT FROM MR. ROMNEY. Yet you all just take the lie, and THIS ADMINISTRATION is the King of Liars, and run with it. Now tell me, what sane person, running for public office BTW, would really say we don't need any firefighters or teachers? Really, Mr. Romney is not a stupid man, his remark will only work if taken COMPLETELY OUT OF CONTEXT. God, I worry for this country if so many of the left are really that stupid. Google it bozo's, try a little fact checking of your own and you will find that this administration wouldn't know the real truth if it jumped up and bit it on the nose. Obama, with a straight face, actually said on TV, video taped for all to see, that HIS ADMINISTRATION was the only one to lower the unemployment rate after a recession. I mean, come on folks, DUH! That is just an outright blatant LIE!!!!! Just one more in a long list of them, so numerous that it would take more time than I have to point them out. Next time he makes ANY statement, just google it, see who is telling the truth and who is a pathalogical liar. It ain't the Republicans, just a hint.
GOP's Cheney-Bush crashed economy in 2008 and after Obama has brought our economy back from the abyss in spite of racist GOP sabotage, GOP's Romney is claiming that careless GOP crooks can do a better job than Obama?

I don't think so!

Since: Dec 07

Flint, TX

#15 Jun 11, 2012
Boycott Negro Prez wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama is right! GOP governors fire public employees to balance their budget, thus hurting the economic recovery.
Here:
"Government Jobs Buoyed Bush’s Economy And Sunk Obama’s (CHART)
Cheney said: "Reagan proved deficits don't matter" BUT, Dick Cheney remains the darling of the Tea Party movement?
. Here is the "Big Government" story under Cheney: "Government Jobs Buoyed Bush’s Economy And Sunk Obama’s"
. To date, government cutbacks have led to 590,000 public-sector jobs losses under Obama. That falloff is finally slowing, but it hasn’t reversed, and locked in austerity measures suggest it won’t any time soon. At this point in Bush’s first term, by contrast, he’d benefited from 716,000 public-sector jobs gains. And over his first full term he benefited from 900,000 gains, almost fully offsetting private-sector jobs losses.
. That huge difference is reflected to some extent in today’s high unemployment rate, though Obama came into office with a high unemployment rate baked into the cake. But it gives the lie to the notion — perpetuated by Republicans — that Obama’s overseen a massive expansion of government. That was their guy."
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/03/18/1075...
Public sector jobs rose due to the policies and spending of slick willie clinton, which trickled into Bush/Cheney terms. Bush warned of the coming disasters of fannie/freddie and other democrat pushed spending policies in 2001,2003 and 2005. Dodd/Frank blocked any attempts by Bush to get fannie/freddie under control. When the bubble finally burst: "It's Bush's fault!"

You lefties are pathetic.
OBAMA 2012

Covina, CA

#16 Jun 11, 2012
Mothra wrote:
<quoted text>
Read post #2.
It's called interpretation...look it up sometime.
RT Pipe

Belle Vernon, PA

#17 Jun 11, 2012
Cops=Useless thugs. Teachers? We have teachers. Oh they must mean the pedophiles who can't pass a test in the grade level they allege to teach . Romney is correct. Vote for Mitt and curb the SHYT!
OBAMA 2012

Covina, CA

#18 Jun 11, 2012
There go the whining reflubs because they don't like something posted negatively about their boy. Have a nice day!
Ron Johnston

AOL

#19 Jun 11, 2012
OBAMA 2012 wrote:
Yowza! Good going Romney! Now you've ticked off all those workers? He hasn't seen their wrath yet and now he will!
"WRATH".....YOU FUNNY MAN......you just saw the Wrath of the 90% of taxpayers who think non negoitiated sweetheart deals awarded to Civil Service Unions from bought and paid for politicians WON'T be tolerated just last week in Wisconsin.
Boycott Negro Prez

Decatur, GA

#20 Jun 11, 2012
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
<quoted text>
Private sector employees pay the public employee's salaries, which is usually three times as much for 1/2 the work that the private sector employee's earn. They are sick of that! Fkn 10 public sector employee's to do the job of one. Real good thinking there, bozo.
Public Sector employees provide SECURITY for your ass and educate our kids.
Remember Bush-Cheney & Giuliani?

The used National Security to explain everything. Guess what? Public Employees are responsible to provide Homeland Security!

Private Sector don't routinely respond to emergencies like flooding, huricanes or epidemic health crises.....

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