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GOP Pres. contender Mitt Romney states preference to 'fire' workers; day after citing fears about receiving a 'pink slip'

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GOP Presidential Candidate &
Former Mass. Govenror Mitt Romney
prefers to fire people who provides
him services.


Former Massachusetts Governor and GOP Presidential candidate leader in the New Hampshire primary Mitt Romney, said on Monday that he likes to have the option of firing people.
"I like being able to fire people who provide services to me," he told business executives from the Nashua Greater Chamber of Commerce. 
He added if he isn't getting a "good service, I want to say, I'm going to get someone else."
Romney has connections to Michigan, as his late Father George Romney was a former Republican Governor in our state from 1963-1969.


On the Presidential campaign stump Romney has stated President Barack Obama decision to bailout Big Three manufacturers General Motors and Chrysler was wrong. Romney has cited he would "Let Detroit go bankrupt" as the nations' Chief Executive Officer.
"I was frankly right. They had to go through managed bankruptcy," Romney said in a November 6th interview with ABC George Stephanopoulos. "They finally went through bankruptcy. That was what was necessary in order to get rid of the excess costs and for them to be able to get on their feet."
Mitt Romney's statement on the Big Three bailout flip-flop his remarks during a January 7th GOP debate, where he told New Hampshire voters about his fear getting a 'pink slip'.
"I know what it's like to worry about whether you're going to get fired. There were a couple of times I wondered if I was going to get a pink slip," Romney said.
Besides Romney chief executive experience as Massachusetts Governor, during 1980's and part of the 1990's decades, he served as a venture captialist for Bain Captial. The company has a long history of purchasing distressed corporations, restructuring their operations and, downsizing its' payrolls by terminating employees.


A new 'Super-Pac' group 'Winning Our Future' who's supporting rival Newt Gingrich’s GOP presidential campaign, plans to run advertisements in South Carolina describing Romney as a “corporate raider” that sought to increase his company's bottom line while cutting jobs. The ad features testimonials from workers whose jobs were allegedly downsized by Bain Capital, while Romney led that company.


The Hill noted at the event where Romney's stated he prefers to fire those providing services to him; a member of the United Auto Workers, Julie Kushner, tried to ask him about comments that President Obama should have let automakers go into bankruptcy, instead of bailing them out.


Kushner's attempt to ask Romney a question was difficult, The Hill reports. She wasn't given a microphone like the other questioners, making it difficult to hear her inquiry.
"She rambled a bit, prompting Romney to say: "Do you have a question?" and "Let's get to the question, OK?," the Hill reported. 
Romney did start to explain why he supported the bankruptcy option, but when she tried to talk again, he said: "Excuse me, it's my turn to talk and if you want to talk afterwards, we can talk." 
The audience started applauding and shouting their support for Romney, and organizers ended the event. Afterward, Kushner told reporters she didn't get a chance to talk to the former governor. 
Reporters tried to speak with her some more but someone blasted the song "Life is a Highway," making it impossible to hear, and a person came on the PA system telling all people in the ballroom of the hotel to leave the room, including "reporters doing interviews."
Romney along with the five other Republican contenders for President, will be awaiting the results of New Hampshire's primary on Tuesday, January 10th.


In polls, Romney has a double-digit lead over second place GOP candidate Ron Paul. John Huntsman, Rick Santorum, Rick Perry and Buddy Romner fill up the remaining third, fourth and sixth positions in data available.


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