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

There are 757 comments on the National Public Radio story from Jun 11, 2012, titled GOP, Democrats Tussle Over Romney Call For No More Police, Teachers, Firefighters. In it, National Public Radio reports that:

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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Lance Winslow

San Jose, CA

#21 Jun 11, 2012
Dang! Romney can save US taxpayers billions by outsourcing public sector jobs overseas!
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#23 Jun 11, 2012
What a silly guy Romney is. Government employment has gone down under Obama by some 700,000 jobs. Under
Reagan, Bush and Bush government employment went up.
All three of then relied on increasing the number of people working in government to make their job numbers look better.
Once again, pure Republican hypocrisy.
Such filth!
RT Pipe

Belle Vernon, PA

#24 Jun 11, 2012
Gary wrote:
What a silly guy Romney is. Government employment has gone down under Obama by some 700,000 jobs. Under
Reagan, Bush and Bush government employment went up.
All three of then relied on increasing the number of people working in government to make their job numbers look better.
Once again, pure Republican hypocrisy.
Such filth!
Hey Gary how do you manage to keyboard with your head up your azz?

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#25 Jun 11, 2012
Stop funding NPR. Here is another example of them using our tax dollars to fund their left wing agenda. I am sick of it.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#26 Jun 11, 2012
Public union teachers are horrible people. Our children are 25th in the world in math and science and they got to eat green slime. Those dirty bastards. Fire them all and take back their pensions.

Since: Dec 07

Flint, TX

#27 Jun 11, 2012
Boycott Negro Prez wrote:
<quoted text>
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.....
I live in Texas, boy. I provide my own security.. the police can recover the body! Remember Slicks phoney surplus???

We're too heavy with public sector employees. Ever seen a hole being dug in your town with 2 digging and 5 watching??? Don't mind the National Guard and police as long as we're not top heavy with them. Homeland Security was designed by George W. Bush because under clinton, FBI, CIA and Secret Service wouldn't share info. Bush made them do it. Most of the government money however, goes to welfare, which is a democrat boondogle!

DUH

Since: Dec 07

Flint, TX

#28 Jun 11, 2012
Gary wrote:
What a silly guy Romney is. Government employment has gone down under Obama by some 700,000 jobs. Under
Reagan, Bush and Bush government employment went up.
All three of then relied on increasing the number of people working in government to make their job numbers look better.
Once again, pure Republican hypocrisy.
Such filth!
Food stamps, welfare and government handouts have increased three fold under nobama. Try to keep up.

Since: Dec 07

Flint, TX

#29 Jun 11, 2012
Lance Winslow wrote:
Dang! Romney can save US taxpayers billions by outsourcing public sector jobs overseas!
Clinton already did that, Romney will bring them back.

“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#30 Jun 11, 2012
hmmmmm, Romney turns away the public sector, and Obama turns away the private sector.
.
looks like nobody wants to be president.

Since: Dec 07

Flint, TX

#31 Jun 11, 2012
Gary wrote:
What a silly guy Romney is. Government employment has gone down under Obama by some 700,000 jobs. Under
Reagan, Bush and Bush government employment went up.
All three of then relied on increasing the number of people working in government to make their job numbers look better.
Once again, pure Republican hypocrisy.
Such filth!
Democrats were in control of the House and Senate starting in January of 2007. That means that all the spending was theirs from that point on – Bush just had no public support to cut spending and veto things like TARP. If we take out 2008, his unemployment rate would be much lower.

Public sector jobs began to increase dramatically in 2006 AFTER the full dem congress was elected. THEY increased the public sector jobs, not Bush.

The American left--telling whoppers since "He stole the election!"
imaginaryfriend

Garden City, MI

#32 Jun 11, 2012
Mutty Rumnutz is a moron who would take us back to the same policies of G.W. bush, which created this depression on purpose.

Since: Dec 07

Flint, TX

#33 Jun 11, 2012
imaginaryfriend wrote:
Mutty Rumnutz is a moron who would take us back to the same policies of G.W. bush, which created this depression on purpose.
Almost no one realizes that this entire subprime lending mess was created by the Community Reinvestment Act, which was passed by President Carter, a Democrat, in 1977. Later on in the 1990s, Bill Clinton, another Democrat, passed laws to enforce the original bill. The purpose of the CRA is to force banks to make risky loans to people who can’t afford to repay those loans.

The extremely left-wing Los Angeles Times explains in 1999 that the CRA was passed to force banks to make risky loans.

Under Clinton, bank regulators have breathed the first real life into enforcement of the Community Reinvestment Act, a 20-year-old statute meant to combat “redlining” by requiring banks to serve their low-income communities. The administration also has sent a clear message by stiffening enforcement of the fair housing and fair lending laws.

The dems caused the mess, screwball. Bush tried to stop it and was blocked by Dodd/Frank. Most of the world knows this by now, you must've been overdosed on something.
DangerousRiteWin gCrusader

Decatur, GA

#34 Jun 11, 2012
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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Food stamps, welfare and government handouts have increased three fold under nobama. Try to keep up.
You sound very dumb....
Do you have a clue about what you are talking about?

Let's compare some of the Cheney-Bush expenditures to Obama's Food Stamp assistance:

1. The Bush Tax Cuts $1,812 Billion
2. Bush Pre-emptive Wars $1,469 Billion
3. The Bush-Paulson Bailout $773 Billion

Obama Food Stamps assistance:

. By 2022, the agency expects 34 million people each month will receive SNAP benefits/Food Stamps, and the program will cost $73 billion

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/04/20/cbo-cost-of...

. So, Republicans would rather spend $Billions killing Muslim for oil instead of feeding hungry Americans who are responsible to pay our future debts?
DangerousRiteWin gCrusader

Decatur, GA

#35 Jun 11, 2012
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
<quoted text>
Almost no one realizes that this entire subprime lending mess was created by the Community Reinvestment Act, which was passed by President Carter, a Democrat, in 1977. Later on in the 1990s, Bill Clinton, another Democrat, passed laws to enforce the original bill. The purpose of the CRA is to force banks to make risky loans to people who can’t afford to repay those loans.
........
The dems caused the mess, screwball. Bush tried to stop it and was blocked by Dodd/Frank. Most of the world knows this by now, you must've been overdosed on something.
Lies!

There is no Dodd/Frank in Europe and they are experiencing the same busted housing bubble we had here. Spain and the US have something in common: Greedy Bankers, not Dodd/Frank!

Blame greedy Bankers, not just Democrats.

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#36 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
That's why it is important for all Americans to buy the products with the "Made in the USA" sticker.
CRAZY COMMUNITY ORGANIZER

Wasilla, AK

#37 Jun 11, 2012
this is the oldest political jingoism in history next to hope and change...Boy have Americans become stupid!
DangerousRiteWin gCrusader

Decatur, GA

#38 Jun 11, 2012
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
<quoted text>
Democrats were in control of the House and Senate starting in January of 2007. That means that all the spending was theirs from that point on – Bush just had no public support to cut spending and veto things like TARP. If we take out 2008, his unemployment rate would be much lower.
Right!

Stupid liar...

GOP could use filibuster like they are doing right now, or Bush could have used his veto pen to block Democrats. Are you saying Bush was not strong or smart enough to veto Democrat bills?

Your "Blame the Democrats" $h!t stinks really bad....

You lie!
Republican TEA Patriot

Cambridge Springs, PA

#39 Jun 11, 2012
Obama or Romney or Johnson?

A Muslim, a Mormon, or a Christian?

A Kenyan, a Mexican, or an AMERICAN?

I'll be voting for a true conservative, a true Christian, a true AMERICAN: Johnson!
Republican TEA Patriot

Cambridge Springs, PA

#40 Jun 11, 2012
In Mass., Romney raised taxes, fees

Hot on the heels of his eight-vote Iowa-caucus landslide, Willard Mitt Romney is crisscrossing New Hampshire before Tuesday's key primary. Romney is masquerading as a limited-government, free-market executive from next-door Massachusetts. From the Golden Gate to the Granite State, voters should greet Romney's impersonation with a quarry full of skepticism.

In fact, Romney increased taxes by $309 million, mainly on corporations. These tax hikes, described by Romney apologists as loophole closures, totaled $128 million in 2003,$95.5 in 2004, and $85 million in 2005. That final year, Romney proposed $170 million in higher business taxes, the Boston Globe reports. However, the Bay State's liberal, Democratic legislature balked and only approved an $85 million increase.

Tax rates on many corporations almost doubled because of legislation supported by Romney, Boston Science Corporation chairman Peter Nicholas explained in Jan. 6, 2008's Boston Herald. Also, from 5.3 to 9.8 percent, Romney raised the tax on subchapter S corporations owned by business trusts, an 85 percent hike. Romney went further than any other governor in trying to wring money out of corporations, the Council on State Taxation's Joseph Crosby complained.

Romney also created or increased fees by $432 million. He was not dragooned into this by greedy Democratic lawmakers; Romney himself proposed these items. In 2003 alone, Romney concocted or boosted 88 fees. Romney charged more for marriage licenses (from $6 to $12), gun registrations (from $25 to $75), a used-car sales tax ($10 million), gasoline deliveries ($60 million), real-estate transfers ($175 million), and more. Particularly obnoxious was Romney's $10 fee per Certificate of Blindness. Romney also billed blind people $15 each for discount-travel ID cards.
Republican TEA Patriot

Cambridge Springs, PA

#41 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.
Romney supporters are part of the left-wing liberal conspiracy. To make us believe we have a choice between a liberal and conservative candidate between Obama and Romney. However, those two represent the left of America. A government growing Muslim vs a government growing Mormon. They aim to make us conservatives believe that Romney is one of us, but he is not. Whoever wins between the two, conservative America loses.

Johnson believes in less government regulation----a conservative view on goverrnment. What would RINOs know about conservatism. The RINOs believe they have us conservatives fooled. But we are wising up to the conspiracy.

Gary Johnson 2012! A true American. A true conservative.

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