Skip to comments.Romney Likes ‘Being Able to Fire People’
Posted on 01/09/2012 12:12:27 PM PST by Colofornian
NASHUA, N.H. Mitt Romney, already under intense scrutiny for his leadership at venture capital group Bain, inadvertently gave his rivals new material today when he said that he likes being able to fire people.
The remarks came during a speech to the Nashua Chamber of Commerce this morning in which he was trying to explain that he would like people to have the option to pick and choose their medical insurance and get rid of plans that dont meet their needs.
I want individuals to have their own insurance, he said. That means the insurance company will have an incentive to keep you healthy. It also means if you dont like what they do, you can fire them. I like being able to fire people who provide services to me.
You know, if someone doesnt give me a good service that I need, I want to say Im going to go get someone else to provide that service to me.
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At link is clip of his remark
Well, Mitt actually made a good case but gave a bad soundbite. He’s good at that.
“You know, if someone doesnt give me a good service that I need, I want to say Im going to go get someone else to provide that service to me.
I’m sorry, and what exactly do you find objectionable about that???
So called conservatives who are bothered about companies firing people are not conservatives at all or are so naive they’re falling into the socialists’ trap of everyone being entitled to a job.
Barbra Streisand! Everyone’s entitled to the commitments made by their employer.
There are many major reasons that would never vote for Romney but this is certainly not one them.
“I want individuals to have their own insurance, he said. That means the insurance company will have an incentive to keep you healthy. It also means if you dont like what they do, you can fire them. I like being able to fire people who provide services to me.”
Would have worked better had Romney finished with something like “I like people having the choice to fire someone who isn’t meeting their needs” or something like that. As it is, it’s going to be spun as the heartless rich white guy who likes putting average joes out of work and will dovetail right into the Bain Capital issue.
Not a Mitt fan by any means, but he was actually make a decent argument here.
“Romney in his own words this a.m. “
Are you trying to make his remark a negative?
don’t you think people should have the right to demand service if they are paying for it?
Gingrich has been trying to get mileage out of this as well.. Of all the things to get Mittens on, this is not one of them. Gingrich is just lost in space.
Conservatives attacking private business, this will go over like a lead shoe.
Mittie is feeding the RAT propaganda machine which is just aching to run against him.
“I like being able to fire people who provide services to me.”
What he said is one million % correct, American, etc.
Please do not fall for communist headlines or stories. You can hate Mitt Romney all you want but the alternative to what he said is communism or worse. I can’t even find anything controversial in the soundbite or in the full context.
Yes, I want to be able to fire any health insurer, plumber, phone company, doctor ... who gives me poor service.
It’s not about firing people and here Mittie and his defenders are clueless. It’s about creating business atmosphere in this country so that companies don’t have to fire people and offshore jobs to Bangalore!
Slick Willard... “You’re fired !”
If he wants to fire Bolshecrats in the government, so much the better.
Read the story and unbderstand teh media is going to write insanely biased stories like this about whoever is teh GOP nominee.
I already see the template, you take some unknown jackass liberal in the audience, turn them into a hero, and claim the republican was so mean to them, etc.
The end of the article about turning music up loud when the press tried to interview her is insanity. You mean the press can’t step outside or call this “wonderful” liberal on the phone for an interview?
She’s just the latest obnoxious “Chicken George”. Don’t fall for it.
Let’s hope he means it. We need to downsize the federal government big time. We need an executive who is ruthless and fearless about slashing government waste and abuse. Forget about this compassionate conservative BS.
Romney wqas saying you should be able to fire your health insurer if unhappy with their service. Obama, I guess, finds that objectionable.
Don’t fall for commie propoganda.
I agree, but his Republican and Democrat rivals will have a field day with it, despite understanding the context. There's enough to criticize already, without stooping to this. It will just look silly and desperate.
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