"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Mitt Romney Being Honest: We don’t need more cops, firefighters or teachers

Mitt Romney was finally honest and we saw one of the points he said if we knew we wouldn't vote for him.  Police organizations have always been fairly pro-Republican but after Romney's comments why would they want to be part of Romney's Republican Party?
Romney made the comments in response to Obama’s presser today, at which the president claimed the “private sector is doing fine.” Per CNN:
Romney said of Obama, “he wants another stimulus, he wants to hire more government workers. He says we need more fireman, more policeman, more teachers. Did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did. It’s time for us to cut back on government and help the American people.”
Excuse me but how does cutting back on fire protection, police protection, and teachers help the American people?  Governor Walker who Romney cites exempted policemen and firemen from his cutting in Wisconsin.  It was also about bargaining rights for employees by the unions.  Romney cannot even get that right.

Romney believes class size doesn't matter and who needs special ed when other kids can help the students in Romneyland.  He is so anti-public education, it blows my mind.  No wonder Jeb Bush this week praised Obama's education policy and talked about what a good job the Education Secretary is doing.  In fact, I would agree with the Secretary Duncan and what he has done to lessen the mandates on local communities.  Looks like his problem in Chicago was the school board because he has done a very good job as Secretary of Education -- one of the best as a matter of fact.  Why would anyone support Romney who thinks nothing of paling around with the Wall Street wealthy who got us in this mess but when it comes to jobs in your community, we don't need them?

What we don't need is Mitt Romney for President or anywhere near the White House with his archaic ideas.     He talks about the growth of Government then he needs to look no further then when the Republicans controlled Congress and Pres Bush was President during the first decade of the century.  Between Department of Defense, Homeland Security, No Child Left Behind, and Prescription Drug Program for starters, the rolls of public employees in the Federal Government grew.  Guess Romney forgets about 9/11 like he does so many other things that would hurt his narrative.  Then we have Republicans growing the staffs of committees with Democrats following to grow the staffs even more.  Both parties today in DC are big government types.  The growth of Government has been going on for years.  Republicans blaming Democrats for growth of Government is hypocritical but we see that a lot today.

Does Romney plan to start terminating massive amounts of federal employees and drive up the unemployment numbers even more?
As Romney recently put it: “We have 145,000 more government workers under this president. Let’s send them home and put you back to work.” 
So he does want to put 145,000 government workers out of work sending them to the unemployment lines as they are to blame for the economic problems in the short sighted view of Romey and Republicans. You can probably cut some of these people but the reason jobs have grown is the mandates from Congress.  Every time they pass a bill and it is signed into law dictating new mandates on agencies, someone has to do the job.  The problem in DC is both parties were not willing to bite the bullet when the economy was good to trim Government.  Today trimming Government will send it into a tailspin but if you are a federal employee you are bilking the taxpayers in Romney's America (Romney's staff misspelled America and Reagan recently).  As a former federal employee who worked a lot of overtime hours due to lack of staff, I resent his remarks.  When my husband was at the Ballistic Missile Office at Nortorn AFB, CA, I did a lot of his unclassified work at home because their staff was so thin.

If it is for about saving taxpayer dollars, how about Romney paying his fair share along with his fellow Wall Street buddies plus require all the offshore accounts by the wealthy be brought back into this Country?  When the wealthy put their money overseas and would rather pay foreign government's tax, then we have a major problems.

For Romney to talk about NOT needing more cops, firefighters, or teachers shows he has absolutely no idea how most people live.  We need to be giving our children the best education possible which means more teachers.  I could understand administrators but he said teachers.  Wanting to cram students in classrooms that are built for 25 max is just flat out wrong.

Romney wouldn't like Norman as we are building a new elementary school to relieve overcrowding.  Right after we moved to Norman, they added a second high school because of overcrowding.  In our school district when cuts come down first hit are administrators.  We value public schools in Norman and it shows as our two high schools are some of the best in the Country because administrators, teachers, parents, and the community work together.  Our police and fireman I would put up with anyone but as a community grows you need to add more.  Our corporation limit stretches for miles because of the open farm land in west and east Norman .  Adding more police and firemen make sure they are fresh and are not working so much overtime.

In Romney's America we don't need more law enforcement even though gangs still are a problem in the cities and in some areas have gotten worse as they have moved into rural America?  Guess he forgot about the huge fires burning in NM and throughout the west due to drought conditions or he doesn't care.  I opting for he doesn't care since he doesn't want more fire fighters.

Most of us could not afford to send our children to private schools like Mr. Romney so we want the best possible schools our tax dollars can buy.  Our children are owed a great education but then Romney doesn't think everyone should strive for higher education either if they cannot afford to pay for it.  What does Romney want?  More elitists snobs running this Country?
Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 06/08/2012
Mitt Romney: We don’t need more cops, firefighters or teachers 
When Republicans attack public workers, they often take care to exempt cops and firefighters, because they are culturally sympathetic figures, and muddle the message that government workers are parasites who are destroying the economic conditions of ordinary Americans.

But today Mitt Romney got a good deal more specific, claiming we do not need to hire more cops or firefighters specifically, which would, he said, cut against the interests of the American people. He also specifically named teachers. 
It’s hard to argue that the message from Wisconsin was that Americans don’t think we should hire more firefighters and cops. They were exempted from Scott Walker’s crackdown on public employee bargaining rights, which enabled him to “divide and conquer” labor. 
But beyond that, this could resonate in the presidential race: It will allow the White House to reframe the debate over public sector workers and job creation on more favorable terms. 
One of the components of the American Jobs Act that Obama continues to demand that Republicans pass would invest $35 billion in federal funds to keep cops, firefighters, and teachers on the job. Republicans, Romney included, oppose this plan. Central to their argument against this type of investment is to keep the focus on public sector workers as a class, arguing that they are bilking the taxpayer and are to blame for the economic plight of struggling Americans.   
This time, however, Romney deserves points for honesty: He has forthrightly declared that the class of government workers holding back other Americans does include cops, firefighters and teachers. And in so doing, he has singlehandedly reframed the debate from one over despised government bureaucrats to one over whether we should hire more cops, firefighters and teachers to get the economy going. This is a debate the White House will be happy to have. 
Or, to put it another way: #WedgeFail! 
Excerpt:  Read More at The Washington Post
Does Romney plan to slash government pensions that we paid into the retirement fund?  This man has zero empathy for the Middle Class or Poor.  He is all about the rich and how they can get richer.  Not interested in any more of his trying to relate to the middle class because this says it all.  He wants no additional teachers (mostly women) who teach our children, no additional police who patrol our streets and keep us safe, and no more firefighters who protect our community not only from house/building fires but from wildfires, rescue people, and provide our ambulance/EMS.

Mitt Romney, the candidate of the wealthy, will never get my vote.  I would vote for Obama before I voted for Romney because frankly I think in many ways we have been lied to about him by the conservative media starting with Fox.  That said I am not voting for him either as I don't vote for liberals.  Romney's Republican Party is not one I recognize or worked for all these years.

I am taking my vote to the 'real' Republican in the race, former New Mexico Republican Governor Gary Johnson who is honest which is refreshing after all the dishonesty we have been seeing out of both parties.  He received the Libertarian nomination this past May.  I am not a Libertarian as there are issues I don't agree with but in this race I agree with Johnson at least 80% of the time and I agree with Romney almost 0% of the time because he is dishonest where he stands most of the time.  When he gets honest like this time, I agree with him 0%. 

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