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Multimillionaire Romney tells stunned voters: 'I know what it's like to worry about a pink slip'
UK Daily Mail ^ | January 9, 2012 | Mark Duell

Posted on 01/09/2012 6:22:08 AM PST by C19fan

He’s worth $250million and is running for the White House, but Mitt Romney is still trying to portray himself as an ordinary down-to-earth guy. The GOP presidential candidate has been condemned for saying he has been worried about getting a ‘pink slip’ at least twice in the past. Opponents said this was a poor statement to give about job termination notices because Mr Romney has always had money to fall back on.

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Another Willard phony moment to add to an already extensive list.
1 posted on 01/09/2012 6:22:18 AM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Link doesn’t work.


2 posted on 01/09/2012 6:25:59 AM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: C19fan

And this is the guy the RINOs think will beat Obama. Landslide Barry victory incoming.


3 posted on 01/09/2012 6:26:12 AM PST by bigdirty
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To: C19fan

Yeah, Mitt was worried about a pink slip in 2006, which is why he didn’t run for re-election.


4 posted on 01/09/2012 6:26:52 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: C19fan
I have never been given the “pink slip” but I can empathize with people who do. I certainly am not saying that Romney one way or another but to blanket say that it is impossible to feel for people who lose a job is ridiculous. That is what I can't stand about the media when they make these big sweeping statements. The media is basically bashing the conservatives who are unable to feel for people who are rich. No to Romney for real but let's not say things that cannot be proven. Romney may be more empathetic than all of us put together.
5 posted on 01/09/2012 6:27:45 AM PST by napscoordinator (Go Rick! Go Rick! Go Newt! Let's get 'er done.)
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To: C19fan
Here we go. Romney has not yet been hit hard with the “Wall Street elitist” line of attack, in part because Republicans know that its wrong to attack successful capitalists. But he better get a good answer to questions about his wealth and his time at Bain Capital. Trying to portray himself as an ordinary guy like this is nonsense.

He needs to step up to the plate and say “Yes, I am rich, and I got rich building companies at Bain Capital. I took companies that were about to go bankrupt and turned them around. Were there failures? Yes. Did some companies still go bankrupt and people got put out of work? Yes. Did I make mistakes? Yes. But for the most part, I created a Hell of a lot of jobs and creates a number of stable companies out of bankrupt messes that I bought.”

I'm no Romney supporter either. I just hate these attacks on him based on the fact that he was a successful private equity manager. They are wrong and people who make the arguments are showing their ignorance of how a market economy works.

6 posted on 01/09/2012 6:28:02 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: C19fan

Obama has never had to worry about getting a pink slip because he’s never had an actual job.


7 posted on 01/09/2012 6:29:52 AM PST by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: C19fan

He worries abouot pink slips because he created so many of them.


8 posted on 01/09/2012 6:32:01 AM PST by smalltownslick
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To: C19fan

There isn’t a candidate currently in the race who is exactly destitute. It gets a little irritating when conservatives try to play class warfare games.

Get right down to it and the richest man in the race is probably Huntsman.


9 posted on 01/09/2012 6:32:16 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: C19fan

‘I know what it’s like to worry about a pink slip’
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Bulls**t!!!


10 posted on 01/09/2012 6:33:15 AM PST by no dems (I'm more concerned with America's future than I am Newt's past.)
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To: C19fan

11 posted on 01/09/2012 6:33:55 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: napscoordinator

I have never been given the “pink slip” but I can empathize with people who do. I certainly am not saying that Romney one way or another but to blanket say that it is impossible to feel for people who lose a job is ridiculous. That is what I can’t stand about the media when they make these big sweeping statements. The media is basically bashing the conservatives who are unable to feel for people who are rich. No to Romney for real but let’s not say things that cannot be proven. Romney may be more empathetic than all of us put together.

5 posted on Monday, January 09, 2012 9:27:45 AM by napscoordinator (Go Rick! Go Rick! Go Newt! Let’s get ‘er done.)

+++ &&& *** ——

I think unless you’ve received one and have a family depending on you, you CAN’T comprehend what it feels like.

It’s like thinking you can feel how horrible it is to lose a child.

Mitt has no clue.


12 posted on 01/09/2012 6:35:49 AM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
I'm no Romney supporter either. I just hate these attacks on him based on the fact that he was a successful private equity manager. They are wrong and people who make the arguments are showing their ignorance of how a market economy works.

Exactly. I had to hand out pink slips for economic reasons as a factory foreman and I've gotten a few myself over the years.
13 posted on 01/09/2012 6:37:09 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: C19fan

Does that a**hole know how to tell the truth?


14 posted on 01/09/2012 6:39:26 AM PST by no dems (I'm more concerned with America's future than I am Newt's past.)
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To: C19fan

Clowns at his level worry about getting a “Silver Parachute” instead of a gold one when they screw up, and no longer being able to get a table on short notice at Jean Gorges 1 Central Park West.


15 posted on 01/09/2012 6:39:28 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Reagan69

It’s like thinking you can feel how horrible it is to lose a child.

Mitt has no clue.

Well your right on that. Boy you went for quite the example as a rebuttal. lol. And I hate Mitt so I agree with him not having a clue on anything at all.


16 posted on 01/09/2012 6:42:28 AM PST by napscoordinator (Go Rick! Go Rick! Go Newt! Let's get 'er done.)
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To: C19fan

Romney sucks. But last time I checked, Obama was a multimillionaire too. Yet we never see headlines with that qualification.


17 posted on 01/09/2012 6:50:33 AM PST by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else.)
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To: C19fan

the only time I want to see “pink slips” enter this campaign discussion is when Obama gets one!


18 posted on 01/09/2012 6:54:01 AM PST by bigbob
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To: C19fan

“Multimillionaire Romney tells stunned voters: ‘I know what it’s like to worry about a pink slip’”

Next, Myth will be telling us he was born in a burlap livestock feed sack and had to forage in the woods for food until he was eleven.

This guy is shameless.

But a lot of fools out there will eat it up, just like they followed the Pied Piper of Obummer.


19 posted on 01/09/2012 7:01:07 AM PST by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: C19fan

Mr. Sphincter is beginning to sound more and more like obama, his doppelganger, every day. Mitt the delusional twit who if he is the candidate will hand obama another victory just like POS mccain.

FUBO, FAD & FMR


20 posted on 01/09/2012 7:03:32 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: napscoordinator

“I certainly am not saying that Romney one way or another but to blanket say that it is impossible to feel for people who lose a job is ridiculous”

One of the most satisfying days of my life was when I learned that the fellow who had given me a pink slip was gone 2 months later(rumors were they were for “conflict of interest and ethical reasons). I now wonder if he didn’t throw me under the bus in an effort to save his butt.


21 posted on 01/09/2012 7:05:39 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: freeangel

Can you IMAGINE the job the OWS media/lib/dem establishment is going to do to this Richie Rich if he ever gets the nomination? It will be a BBQ roast all the way to the election...he will be portrayed as a total 1%-er and crucified by his thumbs.

PAleese, SHEEP .... get out of the pasture and THINK!!!


22 posted on 01/09/2012 7:08:53 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: cripplecreek
It gets a little irritating when conservatives try to play class warfare games.

Then you must be FURIOUS with the Obama's, right???

23 posted on 01/09/2012 7:09:20 AM PST by NoPrisoners ("When in the course of human events...")
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To: C19fan

What a putz! He needs to be stopped NOW! Go Santorum, Go Newt, Go Perry!


24 posted on 01/09/2012 7:09:55 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: LibsRJerks
Can you IMAGINE the job the OWS media/lib/dem establishment is going to do to this Richie Rich if he ever gets the nomination? It will be a BBQ roast all the way to the election...he will be portrayed as a total 1%-er and crucified by his thumbs. PAleese, SHEEP .... get out of the pasture and THINK!!!

And this is EXACTLY why Obama wants Mittens as our nominee!

25 posted on 01/09/2012 7:10:57 AM PST by NoPrisoners ("When in the course of human events...")
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To: dfwgator
What a putz! He needs to be stopped NOW! Go Santorum, Go Newt, Go Perry!

Amen, amen, and AMEN!!!

26 posted on 01/09/2012 7:11:53 AM PST by NoPrisoners ("When in the course of human events...")
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To: nhwingut

Romney sucks. But last time I checked, Obama was a multimillionaire too. Yet we never see headlines with that qualification.

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As is Sarah Palin.

Is there anyone running who isn’t (and no I haven’t check all of their financials)?

The earlier poster is correct, class warfare sounds the same regardless of which side of the aisle you sit on.


27 posted on 01/09/2012 7:14:28 AM PST by dmz
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To: freeangel
One of the most satisfying days of my life was when I learned that the fellow who had given me a pink slip was gone 2 months later(rumors were they were for “conflict of interest and ethical reasons). I now wonder if he didn’t throw me under the bus in an effort to save his butt.

That happens a lot. If you are a moral person and see some “unethical stuff” and decide to do the right thing, many times “you become the villain”. I am glad that you did the right thing and the guy ended up getting the boot. I hope that you are doing well now.

28 posted on 01/09/2012 7:15:37 AM PST by napscoordinator (Go Rick! Go Rick! Go Newt! Let's get 'er done.)
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To: C19fan
That is as far out there as some of the perry stuff, he and humpman were both born with a gold spoon in their mouth.
29 posted on 01/09/2012 7:16:41 AM PST by org.whodat (What is the difference in Newt's, Perry's and Willard's positions on Amnesty.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
He better also get advertising and testimonials from people whose companies and jobs were saved by Bain because Obama is already finding everyone who was ever laid off after Bain took over. Even if they were going to be laid off the week Bain took over and the take over extended their jobs six months, Obama will lay it all in Romney's lap.
30 posted on 01/09/2012 7:16:55 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Herman Cain: possibly the escapee most dangerous to the Democrats since Frederick Douglass.)
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To: NoPrisoners
Then you must be FURIOUS with the Obama's, right???

Obviously but then again I'm not the one claiming to be a conservative while while using class warfare attacks.
31 posted on 01/09/2012 7:17:56 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Reagan69
Link doesn’t work.

Neither does mitt.
32 posted on 01/09/2012 7:19:12 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: KarlInOhio

A Romney Presidency will kill the GOP for good.


33 posted on 01/09/2012 7:19:46 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dmz
As is Sarah Palin.

Not sure what Palin has to do with it. But I think you missed my point. I agree with you. They are all millionaires. And class warfare is what leftists do.

Yet many here are buying into the meme. Even referring to the bogus commie term '1%ers.' LOL!

Bottomline, Romney sucks because he's a flip flopping liberal RINO. Not because he was successful in the private sector.
34 posted on 01/09/2012 7:19:49 AM PST by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else.)
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To: C19fan

And people think this guy is not like Obama. Their stunning stupidity in saying things is way over the top.


35 posted on 01/09/2012 7:20:55 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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How did the R party create such a mess, that this clown is our leading contender right now?

Where are the bright, articulate conservatives? Instead we have Romney.

36 posted on 01/09/2012 7:21:23 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: cripplecreek
It gets a little irritating when conservatives try to play class warfare games.

WHAT? Silver spoon fed Mitt's a conservative? Romneycare is conservative? Where are you getting your info?

And army brat, Newt, being fed gov't cheese was brought up wealthy?
37 posted on 01/09/2012 7:24:09 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: napscoordinator

“I hope that you are doing well now.”

Thanks. I’m still looking for a right fit.


38 posted on 01/09/2012 7:25:35 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: freeangel

With you morals and principles, I see great success for you. Best of luck! Prayers to you!!!


39 posted on 01/09/2012 7:27:59 AM PST by napscoordinator (Go Rick! Go Rick! Go Newt! Let's get 'er done.)
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To: org.whodat

Robert Byrd used to crack me up when he started rambling on about growing up without indoor plumbing of electricity as a means of showing how poor he was. The problem is that when he was a kid, the majority of Americans lived the same way.


40 posted on 01/09/2012 7:29:31 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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41 posted on 01/09/2012 7:33:26 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-Free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: presently no screen name
WHAT? Silver spoon fed Mitt's a conservative? Romneycare is conservative? Where are you getting your info?

Actually I'm talking about the moral cowards right here using the class warfare card. (And those who try to twist the argument to avoid facing their cowardice)
42 posted on 01/09/2012 7:36:32 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: cripplecreek

LOL, true


43 posted on 01/09/2012 7:47:21 AM PST by org.whodat (What is the difference in Newt's, Perry's and Willard's positions on Amnesty.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

I think it was picked up by Chrissy Matthews yesterday when Romney said his father told him, if you can’t pay your bills, then don’t run for office... meaning? That only the rich should run for office.

They guy was flusterred yesterday. You could see the mask come off. He looked silly.


44 posted on 01/09/2012 7:51:58 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: nhwingut

I only mentioned Sarah ‘cuz she’s front and center on your tagline.

And, no, I was just agreeing with you that paupers don’t run for prez. My communication skills are somewhat lacking this Monday AM.


45 posted on 01/09/2012 8:08:04 AM PST by dmz
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To: C19fan

I heard the absurdity late last night on the radio. It was delivered in a stammering, stuttering. confused mishmash. It was not only inane in content, it was awkwardly botched in delivery. Not even Romney can swallow Romney without choking.

If this palooka is the GOP candidate, the GOP machine will look back on the election cycles of ‘06 and ‘08 with nostalgic longing, back when they could pick up states in the South and the West.


46 posted on 01/09/2012 8:13:18 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: bigdirty

“Landslide Barry victory incoming.”

Yep. GOP will carry Utah and possibly Arizona with this palooka. That’s about it. The most important election in the past century with the two worst candidates in our entire history, if it is down to Obama and Romney.


47 posted on 01/09/2012 8:16:25 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: cripplecreek
They are not attacking him for his success, they are attacking him for his lack of honesty. Romney NEVER feared a pink slip for any economic reason. He was born wealthy to a major auto executive who went on to run, AND OWN A HUGE PERCENTAGE, of AMC. He grew up in Bloomfield Hills, MI which makes Gross Point, Shaker Heights and many parts of Beverly Hills look like Harlem or Watts. After the ‘compulsory Mormon degree At BYU, his Daddy then went on to become governor of Michigan and bankroll his sons gold plated Harvard education in the law and Business. He then went on to work at Boston Consulting Group to learn the business of corporate raider, this lead to a position at Bain & Co and a stint as a managing partner and CEO.

He has never had a moment of economic discomfort and concern and to portray a knowledge of such fear is a LIE!

48 posted on 01/09/2012 8:20:54 AM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: dfwgator

“A Romney Presidency will kill the GOP for good.”

The silver lining on the mushroom cloud.


49 posted on 01/09/2012 8:23:53 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: freeangel
One of the most satisfying days of my life was when I learned that the fellow who had given me a pink slip was gone 2 months later(rumors were they were for “conflict of interest and ethical reasons). I now wonder if he didn’t throw me under the bus in an effort to save his butt.

I had something similar happen to me, and when the ccmpany begged me to come back I got even more satisfaction in telling them I'd never work for them, they weren't trustworthy!

50 posted on 01/09/2012 8:26:32 AM PST by McGavin999 ("If you'll have my back when I go to Washington, I'll have yours" Rick Perry 2012)
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