Monday, January 09, 2012
Flipper Mitt is no George Romney. Flipper, unlike his father, doesn't seem to understand the working man and woman very much. Flipper lives in a bubble, and he only comes out of it whenever he wants to win an election.
The latest news out of New Hampshire is that Flipper, once again, has shown his true colors.
"With just one day to go before the first-in-the-nation New Hampshire primary, Mitt Romney -- the former Massachusetts governor and frontrunner for the nomination -- described his faith in the free market with words that might come back to haunt him.
"I like being able to fire people who provide services to me," Romney said at a Monday breakfast in New Hampshire, when talking about health care. "You know, if someone doesn't give me a good service that I need, I want to say, 'I'm going to go get someone else to provide that service to me.'"
The candidate is already facing criticism from his Republican rivals about his record as CEO of Bain Capital LLC, a Boston venture capital group that invested in struggling companies in an effort to turn them around.
In the remarks, about his belief in providing people with options, Romney -- who in Massachusetts enacted an individual health care mandate while governor -- spoke about the need to incentivize insurance companies.
"I want individuals to have their own insurance. That means the insurance company will have an incentive to keep you healthy. It also means if you don't like what they do, you can fire them," he said." [Story]
"Fire them"! Sure Flipper, because, after all, they are just workers.