Monday, January 09, 2012

The Romney Disconnect

A gaffe from Romney on firing people? I don't think so if you take the quote in the right context:

“I want individuals to have their own insurance. That means the insurance company will have an incentive to keep you healthy. It also means that if you don’t like what they do, you could fire them.”

So the idea that he likes to fire people is a bit much. His rivals are using it against him. Romney says it's being taken out of context. This is pretty funny coming from the guy who took a comment by then Senator Obama completely out of context and put it in an ad attacking the president.

He did add this interesting comment:

The speech came a day after Romney said he had personally feared losing his job. “I know what it’s like to worry whether you’re gonna get fired,” Romney said Sunday at a campaign rally in Rochester, N.H. “There were a couple of times I wondered whether I was going to get a pink slip.”

That may indeed be the case but I think it is fairly safe to say that Romney wasn't worried about money if he lost the job. The idea that he's on the same level of people that loose a job is laughable.

This guy is a millionaire. If he lost a job, he wasn't worried about paying the mortgage, getting food on the table or supporting his kids. Not like the people who did loose their jobs in the great recession.

I'm not saying that rich candidates don't understand these problems. But Romney's attempt to say he's one of the middle class is too much.

No comments: