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Romney Economics: Fewer Teachers, Fewer Firefighters, Fewer Police Officers

Mopeder 2012/06/09 14:31:04
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Yesterday Mitt Romney said of President 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."

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  • TimothyBrianFoley 2012/06/09 14:43:25
    Romney Economics... It didn't work then and it won't now.
    TimothyBrianFoley
    +8
    message is clear romney will make matters worse then already are let's move forward and forget romney

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  • toots 2012/06/11 22:09:11
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    toots
    Fewer unnecessary policemen, teachers, and such. A waste of money if they are not needed and just work for a gazillion dollar pension at the age of 50. Use your brains, they send teachers in New York , who cant' teach, and can't be fired, to a building to spend the days. NIce work if you can get. it.
  • Constitution Believer 2012/06/11 17:46:08
  • twocrows 2012/06/11 04:45:00
    Romney Economics... It didn't work then and it won't now.
    twocrows
    our poor nation. our poor schizophrenic nation.
    on the one hand we put halos on our teachers, our police and firefighters.
    and then we decimate them.
    words are cheap. actually supporting them - - making sure there are enough of them, making sure they have the resources needed to do their jobs - - costs money.

    how quickly we forget.
    people came out in support of the firefighters after 9/11. they lined up on the streets paying homage to them as they trekked back and forth to Ground Zero day in and day out looking for survivors, then looking for bodies, then cleaning up the carnage.

    and when those same people developed Black Lung, we didn't want to know. they were on their own.

    and now Romney wants to take it to the next logical level.
    in one breath he says, "Where are the jobs, Mr. President?" in the next he says, "Fire the bums!" when talking about our public workers.

    psssssssssst! Teaching, fire fighting and policing are - - wait for it - - JOBS.
  • Andrew 2012/06/11 04:16:48
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    Andrew
    I doubt that.
  • wale63 2012/06/11 01:21:22
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    wale63
    +1
    It is NOT the federal government's job to hire police , firemen and teachers.
    THAT is the proper responsibility of State and local governments.
    Andy
  • twocrows wale63 2012/06/11 04:33:33
    twocrows
    aamof, the federal government DOESN'T hire those workers. it does, however, especially in this economy, provide revenues to the states which use those revenues for things like hiring people to run the local entities.

    and, since the Feds don't hire police, firemen and teachers, why is Romney weighing in on it? might it be because he could send HIS kids to private schools, live in neighborhoods that are safe [though how long that situation would last without law enforcement is anyone's guess] and - - - hmmmmmmmm - - - I can't make a case for why a rich person wouldn't want his house protected against fire so I have to figure that last one is just pandering and demonizing.
  • wale63 twocrows 2012/06/11 20:38:49
    wale63
    it is NOT the Federal government's job to provide FUNDS for States to augment their budgets either.
    It is incumbent on States to generate their OWN revenues to hire police, teacherrs , firemen, sanitation workers, etc.
    Andy
  • Dave 2012/06/10 21:31:38
    Romney Economics... It didn't work then and it won't now.
    Dave
    Help the American people? How?I wish he would say how. A week ago he was talking how Obama hired 145,000 government employees. Well Mittens responded with he'd fore them and hire people in his audience. They cheered and I was left with -- HUH?

    Then it dawned on me - hire these idiots and pay them $8.00 an hour instead of livable wages with benefits.
  • JEFF 2012/06/10 16:10:28
    Romney Economics... It didn't work then and it won't now.
    JEFF
    +1
    I ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT POLICE,FIREMEN AND TEACHERS WERE PEOPLE. HE'S A FLIP FLOPPER AND A HYPOCRITE. IF REPUBLICANS CAN'T SEE THIS, WELL, WATER SEEKS IT'S OWN LEVEL.
  • Lady Wh... JEFF 2012/06/10 16:13:20
    Lady Whitewolf
    true
  • Dave 007 2012/06/10 11:43:44
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    Dave 007
    +1
    In this case, doesn't each state decide what they need.
  • Pinball Wizard 2012/06/10 08:57:40 (edited)
    Romney Economics... It didn't work then and it won't now.
    Pinball Wizard
    +1
    When it comes to police & firemen, the Mayor & City Council will never let that happen.He is being such an a__hole.
  • TheR 2012/06/10 08:28:42
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    TheR
    +1
    How about fewer Politicians, and people with the name Romney?
  • JEFF TheR 2012/06/10 16:05:57
  • Lady Wh... TheR 2012/06/10 16:13:41
    Lady Whitewolf
    +1
    BINGO!
  • Mike 2012/06/10 08:07:21
    Romney Economics... It didn't work then and it won't now.
    Mike
    +2
    A land without law and order, fire safety etc is a risk to live in,maybe we should leave?
  • Bassinman Mike 2012/06/10 22:29:35
    Bassinman
    Maybe so........................ That would most likely solve the Socialist Revolution taking place in the US right now, and detour our bus from driving into the old USSR where we are headed, and where we will wind up if we don't HOPE to CHANGE course right now!

    No one is saying that we need to do WITHOUT these social services, only that adding more of them right now will only add to the deficit of the States and eventually to the Federal debt since States are subsidized by Federal Grants and loans, etc. Wow, why don't we grow up for a while, and be more mature than our shoe size for a change?
  • Annie~Pro American~Pro Israel 2012/06/10 07:27:42
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    Annie~Pro American~Pro Israel
    +1
    Actually Mop, its because of the unions that firemen and cops are being laid off. Now if each state reigned in their unions, then they would have more slots opened for these type of positions.
  • ☆stillthe12c☆ 2012/06/10 07:05:38
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    ☆stillthe12c☆
    We have no choice we can not continue to borrow money to for certain things. We have to lower salaries and minimizes the layoffs or just let people go. We are going to back off all the regulation that have been added since Obama has come into office and give out more permits for drilling so that we can stop importing oil. We need to put a stop the EPA from shutting down energy producing plants that we need to produce economical power. We already have blackout and brown out in the area where they are planing to shut some of them down. The Government has to make an environment that is conducive to manufacturing and it needs the taxes that it can collect from thriving business to function. The present President does not understand these things. He has never really had a real job in the private sector.
  • Charles R. Anderson 2012/06/10 06:05:41
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    Charles R. Anderson
    Perhaps the school systems will move some of the teachers in administrative positions back into the classrooms and do more with less. We all have to remember just how inefficient government is and try hard to force it to be more efficient. All across the nation, governments at all levels have taken more and more of the limited resources of the private sector from it. How do they think that they can continue to do this and have a sufficiently robust private sector to continue to support the ever bigger governments? This is the principal sustainability issue of our time.
  • JOJO 2012/06/10 04:25:44
    Romney Economics... It didn't work then and it won't now.
    JOJO
    +2
    So Exxon Mobil is running ads about the US being 25th in the world in math scores. Cutting back on teachers is not going to improve anything. Especially since in some places they can easily have 35 to 40 students in a classroom. But that is the GOP goal. Don't educate the electorate.
  • Lady Wh... JOJO 2012/06/10 16:15:23
    Lady Whitewolf
    "the GOP goal. Don't educate the electorate..."

    exactly
  • Bassinman JOJO 2012/06/10 22:48:27
    Bassinman
    +1
    Cutting back on teachers who DO NOT TEACH would help arrive at the solution. But there is much more to the problem, including students who have given up on education because they find that most graduates don't get the job placement that they were promised before their investment in College. Parents are not motivating their children like they used to, and these students could care less if they graduate or not.

    The entire blame is NOT on teachers alone, many students and parents are to blame as well. These things need to be worked out by smarter minds than mine, I agree. But getting rid of some teachers who show up for work just because they have tenure and still want to draw their pay, is a good start.
  • Lawnmowerman~PWCM~JLA 2012/06/10 03:29:49
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    Lawnmowerman~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Same ol' song and dance. When a politician wants to raise taxes, or spend more of them, he always pulls out the civil servant card. 'Raise taxes or lose firemen, spend more or lose police officers, don't want higher property taxes? Well, bye-bye teachers.
    Obama won't hire firemen or policemen, he'll hire more paper-pushing bureaucrats, paid with tax money, who don't produce a damn thing and only serve to swell government so big nobody will be able to get anything done.
  • Bassinman Lawnmow... 2012/06/10 22:55:43
    Bassinman
    I think we need about 300 more Czars to control the controllers who control the controllers who control the controllers, who want more paperwork from the lowly worker who makes less than 1/3 of what the Czar makes. That's the Obama way.
  • mamacrash 2012/06/10 03:09:09
    Romney Economics... It didn't work then and it won't now.
    mamacrash
    +1
    Not my idea of the way to balance any budget let alone the United States of America's budget. I wasn't a fan before this and less now.
  • Lady Wh... mamacrash 2012/06/10 16:15:48
    Lady Whitewolf
    same here
  • Nestofasssps 2012/06/10 02:29:22
    Romney Economics... It didn't work then and it won't now.
    Nestofasssps
    +2
    yay dumbarse repubs economics
  • Lawnmow... Nestofa... 2012/06/10 03:44:54
  • Nestofa... Lawnmow... 2012/06/10 04:02:21
    Nestofasssps
    +1
    bush almost did it too didnt he...
  • Bassinman Nestofa... 2012/06/10 23:03:00 (edited)
    Bassinman
    Bush started, yes. But Obama is going to complete the process and make us into HIS new "Fundamentally Changed" 3rd world socialistic country. There is nothing that Obama will allow himself to be outdone on by Bush. In OVERSPENDING (more than any other president in history, and all previous presidents combined), deficit, stimulus I, stimulus II, stimulus III (guess the third time's a charm since the first two haven't worked), TAXES, running us FURTHER into the ditch that he had promised he was going to get our car out of, need I continue? There is a lot more.

    And I'll give you the same response the Demoncracks give me (when I cite Clinton's record, I'm told that he is not on the ticket) so,,,,,,,, Bush isn't on the ticket either, so his record doesn't matter. Obama CANNOT run on his own record, so he has to hack on his opponents. Even his predecessor, who hasn't been in office for 3 1/2 years, hasn't signed a single bill into law, but gets all the blame for Obama's weak economy that he promised to fix in his first term, knowing what he was getting in to. If that's NOT a 'crybaby', what is????

    You can use 'Fuzzy Math' and claim that Obama created 4.3 million jobs, but we still have an 8.2% unemployment rate which is STILL .2% above the line that HE stated that it would NEVER...

    Bush started, yes. But Obama is going to complete the process and make us into HIS new "Fundamentally Changed" 3rd world socialistic country. There is nothing that Obama will allow himself to be outdone on by Bush. In OVERSPENDING (more than any other president in history, and all previous presidents combined), deficit, stimulus I, stimulus II, stimulus III (guess the third time's a charm since the first two haven't worked), TAXES, running us FURTHER into the ditch that he had promised he was going to get our car out of, need I continue? There is a lot more.

    And I'll give you the same response the Demoncracks give me (when I cite Clinton's record, I'm told that he is not on the ticket) so,,,,,,,, Bush isn't on the ticket either, so his record doesn't matter. Obama CANNOT run on his own record, so he has to hack on his opponents. Even his predecessor, who hasn't been in office for 3 1/2 years, hasn't signed a single bill into law, but gets all the blame for Obama's weak economy that he promised to fix in his first term, knowing what he was getting in to. If that's NOT a 'crybaby', what is????

    You can use 'Fuzzy Math' and claim that Obama created 4.3 million jobs, but we still have an 8.2% unemployment rate which is STILL .2% above the line that HE stated that it would NEVER reach. And it has been there for many months. The US has lost more jobs than were created, or the unemployment rate would be way below what it is now.

    That's like me saying, "I loaded 17,000 MORE cases of soda pop on the truck" .......... I just conveniently forgot to mention that just before that, the trailer turned over and I dropped 22,000 cases on the highway, for a net LOSS of 5,000 cases. So, Fuzzy the figures all you want, Americans are not as stupid as Obama says we are.
    (more)
  • Nestofa... Bassinman 2012/06/14 01:30:28
    Nestofasssps
    IS going to????
    oh really ??? god more shoulda woulda coulda. You have ANYTHING of proof??
    Yes he inherited a hell of a mess, and wishful thinking didnt take into account the enormity of the clusterf*** OR the cost of the two wars which he (Bush)didnt put on the budget. 8 million jobs hadnt been lost when he made that statement, and ANYONE who believes that a recession and job loss of that amount could be reversed AND improved upon in the space of four years, is delusional and too dumb to debate with. He said it would be tough and he said it would take time, so please get your head out of that nice warm comfy darkness and be factual instead of paranoid
  • Charles Braley 2012/06/10 01:10:06
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    Charles Braley
    Yup - just what we need to do .............. follow Obummers lead, and increase Gov't costs, while giving out MORE tax credits!

    What a SPLENDED idea!
  • Claybern 2012/06/10 00:45:48
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    Claybern
    Romney economics is light years ahead of Obummers.
  • JEFF Claybern 2012/06/10 16:11:23
    JEFF
    +1
    ROMNEY DIDN'T INHERIT BUSH.
  • Bassinman JEFF 2012/06/11 00:11:06 (edited)
    Bassinman
    You don't have to inherit Bush to have a better economic plan, you just need to be smarter than Obama. Romney will inherit a FAR WORSE economy from Obama than Obama did from Bush. So, what are you Donkeycracks going to say if Romney starts blaming Obama and saying, "I inherited this from Obama"? You'll say, "What a crybaby, he knew what he was getting into. He even campaigned on fixing all of Obama's screw-ups".

    Obama DIDN'T inherit Bush, he ran on taking over what Bush had screwed up. You can't be telling people you are blind just because you are wearing sunglasses. You can't take over the presidency with eyes wide open, then claim that you didn't see anything before you were elected, especially since your meager little platform was to FIX Bush's mess.

    If Obama can't solve the problems that he knew about 3 1/2 years ago when he claimed that he could solve them, it's not his predecessor's fault, IT'S HIS FAULT. And America knows it. Obama may as well blame it on Putin as much as on Bush. They're each as responsible as the other if you blame one, because neither of them were president of the US during Obama's LAST term.
  • Louis Shipman 2012/06/09 23:42:14
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    Louis Shipman
    +1
    When most conservitives talk about goverment being to big they are talking about the breaucracy that is ever growing in goverment. It's always funny that when state and municipal goverments have to cut back it's always the cops firemen and other workers such as garbage collectors and others but never the pencil pushers. As a matter of fact in some cities while the cops firemen and others were being cut the pencil pushers were getting pay raises.
  • Bassinman Louis S... 2012/06/11 00:14:25
    Bassinman
    Could it be because they have Union representation?
  • Louis S... Bassinman 2012/06/11 23:09:07
    Louis Shipman
    Maybe.
  • Avenged7 2012/06/09 23:31:12
    Romney Economics... It didn't work then and it won't now.
    Avenged7
    +1
    Of course it didn't work, and all mittens wants to do is take from these workers, so as to give more tax cuts to his billionaire buddies. That's what the puppet Walker did, and the American people wont stand for this welfare going to the rich.

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