There are times when politicians deserve one another. This is one of those times. The other day, Mitt Romney stated tat America needs fewer teachers, firefighters, and police officers. His campaign chair, John Sununu went so far as to back him up. Now though – Romney is throwing himself, verifiable fact, and John Sununu under the bus.
Just what does Mitt Romney believe?
First he just knows that the American taxpayer doesn’t want to waste money on teachers, cops, and firefighters. His apologists take his side. Then, he throws them all under the bus!
Now he is against what he said.
The best part is that his mendacity is now on record!
It is a thing of beauty.
“...Former New Hampshire Gov. John H. Sununu, a surrogate for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, defended the presumptive Republican nominee’s comments that the nation should have fewer teachers, firefighters and police officers, saying there was “wisdom” in Romney’s remarks.
“There are municipalities, there are states where there is flight of population, and as the population goes down, you need fewer teachers. As technology contributes to community security and dealing with issues that firefighters have to issue, you would hope that you can as a taxpayer see the benefits of the efficiency in personnel you can get out of that,” Sununu said during an interview on MSNBC’s “Jansing & Co.” Monday, prefacing that he was speaking “as a taxpayer” and not a representative of the Romney campaign. “There may be others who run away from those comments, but I’m going to tell you that there are places where just pumping money in to add to the public payroll is not what the taxpayers of this country want.”…”
Now, though, Romney is lying about what he said.
“…At a campaign stop in Iowa on Friday, Romney had blasted Obama for pushing Congress to fund more teachers, firefighters and police.
“He wants to add more to government,” the former Massachusetts governor charged. “He wants another stimulus. He wants to hire more government workers. He says we need more firemen, more policeman, more teachers.”
“Did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did! It’s time for us to cut back on government!”
Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu (R), who is the chairman of Romney’s national steering committee, on Monday defended the candidate’s “wisdom” that state and local government needed to “cut back” on teachers, firefighters and police.
“There are municipalities, there are states where there is flight of population,” Sununu told MSNBC host Chris Jansing. “And as the population goes down, you need fewer teachers.”…”
Here’s the thing. If Romney was not serious about cutting cops, fire-fighters, and teachers, why did Scott Walker, the current darling of the right, take him on?