We don’t talk a lot of politics on the show but we do talk about a lot of BS.
What irritates me is that Americans continue to be manipulated by these political scumbags who isolate a small portion of audio to take what someone says out of context in hopes that people will favor them.
Mitt Romney is currently under fire for saying, “I like being able to fire people.” That is the only audio his rivals want you to hear. It pisses me off because people are trying to make him look bad by taking what he said out of context, and in all honesty, I don’t care about Mitt Romney or his campaign but this is still not fair.
Mitt did say he likes being able to fire people, but he was referring to how people should be able to choice their own insurance provider.
Here is the whole quote:
“I want people to be able to own insurance if they wish to, and to buy it for themselves and perhaps keep it for the rest of their life, and to choose among different policies offered from companies across the nation. 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. I like being able to fire people who provide services to me. If someone doesn’t give me the good service I need, I’m going to go get somebody else to provide that service to me.”
I have no problem with his statement because it’s a very logical point; if you’re not happy with something, change it, but apparently his rival candidate Jon Huntsman shot back saying, “Governor Romney enjoys firing people,” “I enjoy creating jobs.”
So this is what politics has come down to; you take a little statement or sound bite and try to make a guy look bad. Does Huntsman think that people are going to believe that Mitt wants to get elected just so he can fire everyone he wants just for no reason?
Huntsman’s ploy is a perfect example of why many Americans don’t participate in politics anymore.