Mitt Romney Lies #12 – ‘Would Romney Cut Firefighters? Campaign Won’t Say’
Misinformation. Disinformation. Lies.
Make outlandish statements and then run and hide from reporters asking for clarification.
Is this the ‘real’ Romney leadership we can expect?
‘At first it seemed as if Romney’s statement about President Obama – “He says we need more firemen, more policemen, more teachers. Did he not get the message in Wisconsin? The American people did. It’s time for us to cut back on government and help the American people.” – was an unfortunate phrasing or combination of thoughts’.
‘But today, the campaign didn’t provide any clarification on the record of what else Romney might have meant to say. Asked repeatedly for elaboration, Amanda Henneberg, a Romney spokeswoman, provided this statement in response to an Obama campaign ad that makes use of the comment’:
“President Obama’s opinion that the private sector is ‘doing fine’ shows how out of touch he is with what’s happening in America. The president has had three and a half years to get the economy growing again, and it hasn’t worked. 23 million Americans are struggling for work and the economy remains stuck in neutral. But President Obama is doubling down on policies that are hostile to job creators and have impeded economic growth. Mitt Romney will do what President Obama hasn’t – get the American economy back on the right track.”
‘Four of Romney’s economic advisers didn’t respond to emails seeking an explanation of whether laying off firefighters, police officers and teachers is a good policy proposal’.
‘A difference between the two episodes is that Obama clarified his regrettable phrasing almost immediately, speaking to a press pool after a diplomatic meeting at the White House. Romney, meanwhile, has been absent from the public eye and hasn’t given himself a chance to clear up any confusion’.
From : http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/06/would-romney-cut-firefighters-campaign-wont-say/