“He [Obama] wants another stimulus, he wants to hire more government workers. He says we need more firemen, more policemen, 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.”
— Mitt Romney, June 8, 2012.
“We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
– Preamble to the U.S. Constitution [Emphasis mine.]
“This time, however, Romney deserves points for honesty: He has forthrightly declared that the class of government workers holding back other Americans does include cops, firefighters and teachers. And in so doing, he has singlehandedly reframed the debate from one over despised government bureaucrats to one over whether we should hire more cops, firefighters and teachers to get the economy going. This is a debate the White House will be happy to have.”
–– Greg Sargent, The Plum Line, Washington Post, June 8, 2012.
“We’ve been down this road before. Fewer firefighters and we’ll have more towns burning to the ground; fewer police officers insure crime will proliferate; fewer teachers guarantee a future of ignorance and low-paying jobs. This is the country Romney thinks Americans want?”
— Dr. Jess Richana