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UPDATED Top 10 List of Mitt Romney’s All-Time Out-of-Touch, “1% Moments”

January 09, 2012

Debuting at #2: Boston Globe, Jan. 8: “Mitt Romney says he knows the fear of a possible pink slip, but does not provide details”

  At #4: ABC News, Jan. 9: Romney Likes ‘Being Able to Fire People’

Pink Slip

You could safely bet $10,000 that Mitt Romney, son of the former CEO of American Motors Corporation, never actually came anywhere close to seeing a pink slip like this one -- like the ones Romney (enjoyed?) handing out to thousands of workers during his predatory capitalist days at Bain Capital

 

10) Think Progress: August 25: Romney: I’d Like To Repeal Wall Street Reform [IN RELATED NOTE: Center for Responsive Politics, Oct. 18: ‘Wall Street Donors Flock Most to Mitt Romney’]

9) (Two-way Tie) The Hill, August 29: ‘Romney: Beachfront home is being doubled in size, not quadrupled’ / / Gawker, June 21: ‘Romney Struggles to Find Non-$100 Bill in Wallet’

8) Associated Press, September 17: “Most of the top Republicans running for president are embracing plans to partially privatize Social Security…Romney says the stock market collapse in 2008 shouldn't scare workers away from investing in private accounts.” 

7) Mother Jones, 10/18/2011: Mitt on Foreclosures: "Let It...Hit the Bottom" // Romney calls $1,500 in tax relief for middle-class “temporary little band-aids”

6) (Three-way Tie) Huffington Post, 11/8/11: [Hundred-millionaireRomney: Federal Workers Are Making More Money Than I Am / / CBS News, Sept 21: Romney calls for a tax policy that will help "us" in the middle class  // Wall Street Journal, June 16: Romney’s Latest Laugh Line: ‘I’m Also Unemployed’

5) ABC News, June 2: “Romney responded "yes" when asked if he would sign the plan written by Rep. Paul Ryan that would restructure Medicare if it reached his desk as President.” [SEE ALSO: FACT: Ryan-GOP Budget Plan “would essentially end Medicare”]

4) (Two-way Tie) ABC News, Jan. 9: Romney Likes ‘Being Able to Fire People’ // CBS News, Dec. 10. 2011:  ‘Romney seeks $10,000 bet during GOP debate’

3) (Two-way Tie) New York Times op-ed, November 18, 2008: “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt,” by Mitt Romney // Think Progress, August 11: Romney: ‘Corporations Are People, My Friend’

2)   Boston Globe, Jan. 8: “Mitt Romney says he knows the fear of a possible pink slip, but does not provide details”

1)   THIS PHOTO from Romney’s days as CEO of Bain Capital, where he made obscene profits (and continues to reap profits from) as [at least] five of the companies under his firm's direction went bankrupt and thousands of workers lost their jobs.  Apparently, finding places to stuff all those profits became something of a joke amongst Romney and his cohorts.   Mitt’s “Greed is good,” profits-before-people attitude perfectly encapsulated in the photo is celebrated by the mock “Romney-Gekko 2012” campaign as nothing to be ashamed of.  Visit www.RomneyGekko.com