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(Gawker)   Romney on the Wisconsin recall: "This means we can cut back on government by getting rid of teachers, police and firemen." No, seriously, he really did say that   (gawker.com) divider line 349
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2012-06-10 06:09:00 PM  
So....who will be doing the teaching, who will be doing the law enforcement and who will be putting out the fires?
 
2012-06-10 06:10:23 PM  

gaslight: So....who will be doing the teaching, who will be doing the law enforcement and who will be putting out the fires?


Not Romney, I'm pretty sure.
 
2012-06-10 06:11:15 PM  
Strange considering that Walker didn't target police and firefighters. I think Romney should make a national policy address talking about why we need to fire police and firefighters, since those groups tend to vote Republican.
 
2012-06-10 06:18:10 PM  

gaslight: So....who will be doing the teaching, who will be doing the law enforcement and who will be putting out the fires?



Billionaires.

Our Galtian overlords are masters of all trades, and totally have our best interests in mind.
 
2012-06-10 06:20:59 PM  
Hes special.
 
2012-06-10 06:21:38 PM  

GAT_00: I think Romney should make a national policy address talking about why we need to fire police and firefighters, since those groups tend to vote Republican.


He probably thinks that everyone will be better off if we go back to relying on private contractors for security (e.g., Pinkertons), and have only all-volunteer fire departments.
 
2012-06-10 06:23:24 PM  

kmmontandon: gaslight: So....who will be doing the teaching, who will be doing the law enforcement and who will be putting out the fires?


Billionaires.

Our Galtian overlords are masters of all trades, and totally have our best interests in mind.


Corporations. Because "corporations are people, my friend."
 
2012-06-10 06:24:06 PM  
There is an excessive amount of police officers in the US. The number of sworn peace officers has more than tripled in the past twenty years to over 1.2 million while the population has only grown by about 24%. Police are needed but with the hiring binge the number of people that are officers that have no business carrying a gun and badge has exploded. I do not think that was what Romney was getting at but it should be explored.
 
2012-06-10 06:25:39 PM  
OK - now they're just punking us. Police and Fire are the two absolute untouchables of the government world - and teachers are not far behind.

Jesus Hussein Kreist.
 
2012-06-10 06:32:14 PM  

Lorelle: GAT_00: I think Romney should make a national policy address talking about why we need to fire police and firefighters, since those groups tend to vote Republican.

He probably thinks that everyone will be better off if we go back to relying on private contractors for security (e.g., Pinkertons), and have only all-volunteer fire departments.


He probably owns a couple of private security groups.
 
2012-06-10 06:49:52 PM  
It also occurs to me that Walker and Romney both taking credit for "The Message of Wisconsin" and its actual content, could turn into the most entertaining biatch-fight of the season.
 
2012-06-10 06:52:03 PM  

GAT_00: Lorelle: GAT_00: I think Romney should make a national policy address talking about why we need to fire police and firefighters, since those groups tend to vote Republican.

He probably thinks that everyone will be better off if we go back to relying on private contractors for security (e.g., Pinkertons), and have only all-volunteer fire departments.

He probably owns a couple of private security groups.


No no, he knows people who own private security groups.
 
2012-06-10 06:56:38 PM  

gaslight: So....who will be doing the teaching, who will be doing the law enforcement and who will be putting out the fires?


Teaching is the family and churches responsiblity, Law enforcement private security and of coures Danites. Putting out fires well as long as you go to church and pray enough there will be no fires.
 
2012-06-10 07:04:34 PM  
My spelling sucks today, sorry.
 
2012-06-10 07:07:50 PM  
Asbestos can make any Galt's Gulch mostly fireproof. No fire department needed, smaller government, etc
 
2012-06-10 07:37:27 PM  

Lorelle: GAT_00: I think Romney should make a national policy address talking about why we need to fire police and firefighters, since those groups tend to vote Republican.

He probably thinks that everyone will be better off if we go back to relying on private contractors for security (e.g., Pinkertons), and have only all-volunteer fire departments.


THIS.
That's exactly what the plan is. Private schools, private cops. Can't afford to have the private fire company put out your fire? Your own damn fault you weren't born rich.
 
2012-06-10 07:41:49 PM  

propasaurus: THIS.
That's exactly what the plan is. Private schools, private cops. Can't afford to have the private fire company put out your fire? Your own damn fault you weren't born rich.


It seems we really are headed down the path of being modern serfs.
 
2012-06-10 07:49:50 PM  

propasaurus: Lorelle: GAT_00: I think Romney should make a national policy address talking about why we need to fire police and firefighters, since those groups tend to vote Republican.

He probably thinks that everyone will be better off if we go back to relying on private contractors for security (e.g., Pinkertons), and have only all-volunteer fire departments.

THIS.
That's exactly what the plan is. Private schools, private cops. Can't afford to have the private fire company put out your fire? Your own damn fault you weren't born rich.


Well, why should rich people pay taxes because some people can't afford private security and sprinkler systems?
 
2012-06-10 07:50:19 PM  

dorko16: propasaurus: THIS.
That's exactly what the plan is. Private schools, private cops. Can't afford to have the private fire company put out your fire? Your own damn fault you weren't born rich.

It seems we really are headed down the path of being modern serfs.


That's what capitalism is unless you moderate it with what are usually called socialist tendencies and safeguards. Just neo-Feudalism.

I'm tempted to repost whole a section from Blue Mars that says this a lot better than I can.
 
2012-06-10 07:54:39 PM  
Fark Romney. He's an idiot. Sometimes, Republicans, money takes a back seat to a person's intellect, and, let's face it! You're trying to elect America's first retarded president.
 
2012-06-10 08:03:36 PM  

GAT_00: That's what capitalism is unless you moderate it with what are usually called socialist tendencies and safeguards. Just neo-Feudalism.


It's exceptionally frustrating not to be able to even have a real discussion about it. As soon as the topic is brought up the shills barge in to shiat up the thread and squash the conversation.
 
2012-06-10 08:20:53 PM  

Vodka Zombie: Fark Romney. He's an idiot. Sometimes, Republicans, money takes a back seat to a person's intellect, and, let's face it! You're trying to elect America's first retarded president.


Ahem.

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2012-06-10 08:57:01 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Vodka Zombie: Fark Romney. He's an idiot. Sometimes, Republicans, money takes a back seat to a person's intellect, and, let's face it! You're trying to elect America's first retarded president.

Ahem.


Lol! Okay. America's SECOND. Or, maybe Third (I always forget Reagan. I think I just block those years from my memory).
 
2012-06-10 09:17:10 PM  
"not hiring more of" == "getting rid of"?
 
2012-06-10 09:18:50 PM  

eurotrader: There is an excessive amount of police officers in the US.


No, no, no -- can't you see that Romney actually wants to fire every single police officer, firefighter and teacher in the country? That's the only possible meaning.
 
2012-06-10 09:27:18 PM  
Privatize the police and fire departments

/that worked so well in the 19th century
//and fits right in with the GOP "Forward, into the past" agenda
 
2012-06-10 09:31:22 PM  

serial_crusher: "not hiring more of" == "getting rid of"?


If there's increased demand but not increased hiring, or lack of funding for current levels (as is the case), than yes, not hiring more = getting rid of.
 
2012-06-10 09:35:39 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Privatize the police and fire departments

/that worked so well in the 19th century
//and fits right in with the GOP "Forward, into the past" agenda


Good thing Pinkerton is still around. I was appalled the first time I saw a security seal with their name.
 
2012-06-10 09:43:31 PM  

serial_crusher: "not hiring more of" == "getting rid of"?


Attrition?
 
2012-06-10 09:48:05 PM  
um...didn't we give a lot of cops a bunch of milspec weapons and gear for free? you might want to get all those guns back before you fire all the cops and tell 'em to go pound sand.
 
2012-06-10 09:48:21 PM  

GAT_00: Strange considering that Walker didn't target police and firefighters. I think Romney should make a national policy address talking about why we need to fire police and firefighters, since those groups tend to vote Republican.


Funnier that Walker claims that he protected teachers, along with the cops and fire.
LOL
 
2012-06-10 10:02:37 PM  

eurotrader: There is an excessive amount of police officers in the US. The number of sworn peace officers has more than tripled in the past twenty years to over 1.2 million while the population has only grown by about 24%. Police are needed but with the hiring binge the number of people that are officers that have no business carrying a gun and badge has exploded. I do not think that was what Romney was getting at but it should be explored.


the number of police is correct for the current war on the US citizens. You need that many cops to continue arresting the small businessmen who are in the consensual crime businesses.
legalize drugs and the number of cops, POs, DAs, jailers, prison guards, judges, courts, farking SMALLER GOVERNMENT


I would love to see someone ask Romney if he is truly for smaller government and getting the feds off of the states back, why isnt he for legalizing all drugs???

LOL
 
2012-06-10 10:11:46 PM  
He just gets off on people losing their jobs. That's all he does.
 
2012-06-10 10:35:41 PM  
And Walker's not ready to call Wisconsin for Romney either. In fact, he criticized the Republican nominee for spending too much time railing against Obama and not enough time outlining his own policies.

Anyone flying may want keep an out for pigs since I agree on Walker on something.

The whole thing with Wisconsin, Walker and the recall had nothing to do with Government workers themselves, or their physical jobs, but rather the Unions they are part of.

Romney complains that Obama is "out of touch with America" this article just prove that Romney is just as bad.
 
2012-06-10 11:10:34 PM  

Lorelle: He probably thinks that everyone will be better off if we go back to relying on private contractors for security (e.g., Pinkertons), and have only all-volunteer fire departments.


I'm sure that Blackwater Xe Academi is looking for a way to get back on the government teat...

Who do you think Erik Prince is donating to this election cycle?
 
2012-06-10 11:21:38 PM  
Why do people all hate union workers, seriously? I have some theories, but wouldnt mind hearing the Fark Independents tell their side.
 
2012-06-10 11:29:56 PM  

Generation_D: Why do people all hate union workers, seriously? I have some theories, but wouldnt mind hearing the Fark Independents tell their side.


Because socialisms.
 
2012-06-10 11:34:05 PM  

ksdanj: I'm sure that Blackwater Xe Academi is looking for a way to get back on the government teat...

Who do you think Erik Prince is donating to this election cycle?


What do you mean "back on"? They're one of the government's three largest contractors.
 
2012-06-11 12:12:15 AM  

Sensei Can You See: eurotrader: There is an excessive amount of police officers in the US.

No, no, no -- can't you see that Romney actually wants to fire every single police officer, firefighter and teacher in the country? That's the only possible meaning.


farking shill. You bought his bullshiat that there are too many cops without question.
 
2012-06-11 12:13:33 AM  
Run on getting rid of firemen. Americans hate firemen.
 
2012-06-11 12:13:43 AM  

Ambivalence: gaslight: So....who will be doing the teaching, who will be doing the law enforcement and who will be putting out the fires?

Not Romney, I'm pretty sure.


If Romney had to, he would most certainly get a couple of deferments to get out of it.
 
2012-06-11 12:14:19 AM  

namatad: GAT_00: Strange considering that Walker didn't target police and firefighters. I think Romney should make a national policy address talking about why we need to fire police and firefighters, since those groups tend to vote Republican.

Funnier that Walker claims that he protected teachers, along with the cops and fire.
LOL


The motherfarker claimed that class sized went down and loss of teachers went down. If people can just lie on their ads how do we have any recourse? Is this how Democracy dies?
 
2012-06-11 12:14:42 AM  
Add me to the "Do It!" list. We're not even to go through the trouble of constructing guillotines Willard. Duck shaped, raping robots equipped with pneumatic spikes, maybe; if we happen upon you and a star league cache of lego mindstorms at the same time.
 
2012-06-11 12:15:20 AM  

spongeboob: serial_crusher: "not hiring more of" == "getting rid of"?

Attrition?


Also early retirement because that motherfarker is killing pensions.
 
2012-06-11 12:17:20 AM  

gaslight: So....who will be doing the teaching, who will be doing the law enforcement and who will be putting out the fires?


The invisible hand of the free market will take care of everything, consumer.
 
2012-06-11 12:17:47 AM  
Mildly ironic given at least two cities in Waukesha County are debating getting rid of parts if not all of their police forces. Then they find out that the Sheriff's Dept. takes an extra three minutes on average in response time and all of sudden they're back in their good graces.
 
2012-06-11 12:18:23 AM  

gaslight: So....who will be doing the teaching, who will be doing the law enforcement and who will be putting out the fires?


Home schooling. Right to bear arms. Get yourself a bucket and fill it up with water.

The rich people want to keep more of their money. They don't want to pay taxes any more. This means that we all have to be a lot more bootstrappy.

You folks keep voting these assholes into office. Get used to it.
 
2012-06-11 12:22:56 AM  

teto85: kmmontandon: gaslight: So....who will be doing the teaching, who will be doing the law enforcement and who will be putting out the fires?


Billionaires.

Our Galtian overlords are masters of all trades, and totally have our best interests in mind.

Corporations. Because "corporations are people, my friend."



And they'll only put out fires, stop criminals, and teach children, for those who can pay. The idea of public good and compassion for ones neighbors will be burnt out of society in order to obtain maximum profitability and production at the lowest possible cost to the owners by systematically turning people into a helpless and unquestioning workforce.
 
2012-06-11 12:23:14 AM  

Ken VeryBigLiar: Mildly ironic given at least two cities in Waukesha County are debating getting rid of parts if not all of their police forces. Then they find out that the Sheriff's Dept. takes an extra three minutes on average in response time and all of sudden they're back in their good graces.


Oh please, oh please, oh please.
 
2012-06-11 12:24:25 AM  

Fark Me To Tears: You folks keep voting these assholes into office. Get used to it


What do you mean "You folks"?
 
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