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Wasserman Schultz blasts Mitt Romney for telling unemployed in Florida that he's "also unemployed"

The chair of the DNC is ripping Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, for telling a group of out-of-work Floridians that he, too, is "unemployed." The New York Times says the group laughed at Romney's joke -- but Democrats seized it as an opportunity to paint the wealthy second-time presidential contender as out of touch.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz says the remarks were "inappropriate and insensitive to the millions of Americans looking for work. This comment shows that Mitt Romney – a man who wants for nothing and whose only occupation for more than four years has been to run for President - is incredibly out of touch with what’s going on in our country and around the dinner tables of those who are out of work."

The Republican National Committee yesterday took aim at Wasserman Schultz for saying President Obama has been able to "turn this economy around."

More Wasserman Schultz: "Being unemployed, Mr. Romney, is not a joke – not to my constituents in Florida or to millions of Americans across the country. Folks in my home state and across the country, who are struggling every day to make ends meet, do not need someone making light of their situation. Equating his run for the presidency with the difficulties of these honest hard-working Americans is shocking and is a reflection of his inability to comprehend the struggles of the American people. The fact is, the failed policies of the past, that he is advocating for, got us into the situation we’re in the first place and Americans want neither a repeat of those policies or the type of out-of-touch and failed leadership Mitt Romney represents."

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Five Oh

She should shut her pie hole. Never interrupt an enemy in the middle of a mistake. The best thing that Barack Obama could hope for is to run against Mr. Wonder Bread, Mitt Romney.

Philip Frommholz

The media is bias towards Democrats to falsely portray Republicans as insensitive. Obama's comment about ATMs causing unemployment goes unnoticed while Romney says he is unemployed makes the headlines. While Romney's statement is factual, Obama's is down right foolish, since ATMS have been around since the mid 1970s. In the same vein they failed to mention that Romney has hired hundreds of people for his campaign, so he is doing his share to single handedly solve unemployment.

WehaveSpoken!

you people need to wake up
He was saying that automated services as when the ATM started are taking johs, as you notice when you call almost any where, even paying your bills, it is not a human being but a computer doing the work. When he talking about the ATM, althoug it is available 24 hours a day, but when ATM started, it kind of took a job away from a teller. the same thing when stores uses a Cash out on your own, the register is a computer scan, not a human being. Walmart tried it and people complained that it took jobs away from people.hey if you listen more instead of being so angry or so hateful, you might gotten it.(in other words, "machines or computers will take jobs away from a human being)machines does need insurance or unemployment or pay raise, just a replacement. Humans needs a paycheck, unemployment, workers compensation, healthcare, paid vacation and a union. Do you understand now?

WehaveSpoken!

most of his staff are volunteer and the one who works for him are getting paid over 100K and had jobs already. they are group of people who gets hired by politician to work the campaign. majority of the staff are volunteers, not paid workers. a campaign will have maybe 75 paid staff members while the rest are just simply volunteers.

Peter

Liberals fear that Romney will be able to make a strong case against re-electing President Obama!

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