Mitt Romney makes 14 billion dollar gaffe. Does Mitt Romney have an understanding of what the government pays for?
Mitt Romney was only off by billions of dollars when he said Tuesday that the federal government doesn't pay for police officers, firefighters and teachers.
Trying to counter criticism from the White House, Romney argued that
it was "completely absurd" to say he would cut the hiring of such civil
servants because the federal government plays no part in those
"That's a very strange accusation," Romney said on "Fox &
Friends." "Of course, teachers and firemen and policemen are hired at
the local level and also by states. The federal government doesn't pay
for teachers, firefighters or policemen. So obviously that is completely
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