As part of NBC's Education Nation Town Hall, Mitt Romney today explained why he believes teacher's unions' money should be kept out of the political system, and unintentionally gave a perfect argument for why the Citizens United ruling allowing corporations to spend freely in our elections should be invalid.
"The largest contributors to the Democratic Party are the teachers’ unions, the federal teachers unions, and so, if they can elect someone that person is supposed to be representing the public vis a vis the teachers’ union, but actually most of their money came from the teachers’ union. It’s an extraordinary conflict of interest," Romney said.
How is the GREEDY NFL Owner's attack on NFL Referees any different than the GOP lead attack on Union workers??????????? How is it different than Walkers Attack on Union workers???? How is it different than American Crystal Sugar's attack on Union workers?
9/26/2012 2:53:10 PM
Mitt Romney is the Poster Boy for why Citizens United is bad for Democracy..........what a hypocrite.............Corporations are people my friend.............
The GOP & Romney/Ryan, Scott Walker attack on workers parallels the NFL Billionaires attack on Union NFL Officials.........................the NFL thug owners ask the tax payer to bail them out asking us to fund the infrastructure they need to make money & be competitive by purchasing them stadiums or else.............they make Billions in profits but want to break the unions, pay the minimum in wages & take away collective bargaining rights.............Union Officials are skilled workers who are being thrown under the bus by greedy NFL owners & the result of replacing them with less skilled-non-union workers has basically ruined the integrity of the game for the fans & the players..........the price of game ticket admission, traveling to the game, the concessions & parking isn't getting any cheaper..........and the owners keep getting richer..............
9/26/2012 10:58:07 AM
Same shite, different day. They have been working the con for years that somehow voting for the party that wants to treat me like scum is good for me. They do not like competition from anybody else because it interferes with them controlling your lives. The Republican con men are absolutely in love with low wages, plain and simple. They even want to do away with MINIMUM wage laws.
Previous generations spilled their blood for decent wages and working conditions. A lot of younger folks don't understand that. The labor movement has been taken apart in the last few decades with the big con that organizing isn't necessary because your individual voice will be heard. No, it wont. They want to hire people who will lick their shoes, and fire people at will. The 'job creator' heaven is how little can I pay you before you look for another job.
9/26/2012 8:41:01 AM
What a bunch of bull. It is OK for Wall Street hedge fund managers representing the 1% to give tons of money to Mitt but it is not OK for the unions which represent the middle class to donate money. I cannot stand Mitt's arrogance and his selfishness. He really has such disdain for the 47% and would make an absolutely disgusting President since he has no interest in representing all Americans. His tax proposal to give more tax breaks for the wealthy will cause the middle class to bare more of the burden to pay for the increase he would be in place for the Defense Department.
Pat, Grand Lake Co
9/26/2012 12:08:02 AM
Well, at least he said Democratic Party instead of Democrat Party which Scott Pelley let go twice. I think the corrupt supreme court could find a way to exclude unions from Citizens United.
I'm a tiny bit concerned. Rmoney seems to be destroying his own campaign. Is he really this bad? But then, when you look at the GOP primary... well.
TAX THE RICH, I think they are inbreeding again.
9/26/2012 12:04:35 AM
DUH I will bust the unions because my donors want me to...... I wont just do public unions I will do all the unions.... I guess I answered you question brian about that strike without knowing all the facts....
To Old Age Really Sucks get out there and enjoy it do something you always you wanted to do or just something just to do it. I do fire fighter and emt and now my wife is doing both also and we are saying old age doesnt suck as we are having a blast doing crazy.. We also rode our motorcycles from california to north carolina in 2010 at my age of 65 and she was 57.; So say heck to the golden years and go for it if you havent already..
John, Los Angeles
9/25/2012 11:10:08 PM
That's right; Citizens United should have excluded groups like unions. That way, we can "Walmartize" the entire American economy where everyone will work for minimum wage, if it still exists; and jump up and down to extol the virtues of "capitalism."
9/25/2012 11:00:32 PM
To change the subject to football, and how the union busting Republicans, want the unionized referees back on the job. Especially the union busting Scott Walker of Wisconsin, because of the bad call at the end of the Seahawks-Packers game. I am a Seahawks fan but, that play at the end of the game did not appear to be a touchdown to me. Its too funny, that now Walker the union busting freak, now wants the old unionized refs back, because their glorious packers lost, on a bad call. That is very hilarious now!!
9/25/2012 8:01:06 PM
My last post says it all. Noone wants to think at all, anymore! Sad!!!!!
Old Age Really Sucks
9/25/2012 7:20:08 PM
An educated, informed American public is the last thing the Republican party wants! Thanks to Iowa Falls, Iowa public school for jump starting me. A Masters at Penn State and a great career as a software engineer.