Welcoming Mitt Back to NH – With a Few Pointed Questions

Working families are welcoming Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at his campaign stop in Stratham tomorrow with a few pointed questions about his campaign's claims that taxpayers want him to lay off more teachers, firefighters and police officers.

New Hampshire workers – who are, let's face it, taxpayers too – will show their suport for the public employees that Romney would love to fire and ask him a few simple questions:

1) What ideas does Romney have for fighting crime with fewer police officers?

2) Are classrooms of 40 middle school students acceptable?

3) Who will terrified homeowners call when their houses catch on fire?

It isn’t just public workers who should be worried about Romney’s taste for firing people. A new ad up on the New Hampshire airwaves reveals Bain’s little known role in triggering layoffs in the Holson Burnes’ plant in Claremont, NH.

Bain doubled its 10 million dollar investment into the clock and photo supply company. But workers in NH lost their jobs as the company consolidated its operations overseas.

Overall, about 100 jobs were lost at Holson Burnes Claremont plant, according to the Associated Press.

Romney may try to peg Obama as out-of-touch with the American people tomorrow in Stratham. But if these recent revelations about Romney are right, then working Granite Staters should worry about Romney’s concern for them – regardless of whether they work in the private or public sector.

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12 Responses to Welcoming Mitt Back to NH – With a Few Pointed Questions

  1. StraffordDem June 15, 2012 at 12:52 am #
    • Icicle June 15, 2012 at 1:09 am #

      Where: Route 108 by Scamman’s Bittersweet Farm, Stratham NH
      When: Friday, June 15th at 9:30 a.m.

      We’ll be greeting him with three simple questions:

      1)    How will we fight crime with fewer police officers?
      2)    Is 35 students an acceptable class size?
      3)    Who should homeowners call when their house catches on fire?

      Please contact Dan Justice at 603-623-7302 for more information, and click here to RSVP on Facebook. Can’t make it? Don’t worry – we’ll be in touch soon with other actions going on in your community.

      If you call Mr. Justice about the event just remember that this event is AFL-CIO affiliated. I’m sure noone has a problem with anyone who wants to protest Romney showing up.

      • Icicle June 15, 2012 at 1:33 am #

        People will meet at President Obama’s campaign office instead!
        That is located at:

        134 Front Street
        Exeter, NH 03833

        Same bat time, new bat location!

    • TimothyHorrigan June 15, 2012 at 4:44 am #

      The event is at the Scamman Farm, just south of the Stratham Circle: however you will probably have to park some distance from the venue.  (For some bizarre reason, I actually got a postcard inviting me to the event, but I opted not to go.)

      As others have pointed out, you can meet at the new Exeter Obama office at 134 Front Street (near the railroad, about half a mile west of the Academy.)

      • hannah June 16, 2012 at 2:07 pm #

        is to collect valid addresses and specific info about household attitudes and opinions so their addresses can be sold to advertisers of all kinds. When people respond to the RSVP it goes into the data mill. That’s also true of online polls.
        Republican political operatives have long been bragging about using marketing strategies to design their campaign advertising. What they don’t reveal is that political campaigning feeds the commercial pot.

  2. MartyInNashua June 15, 2012 at 6:05 am #

    The optics of that are priceless.  Maybe work that in as an additional message.

    • Nora F. June 15, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

      That’s hilarious. And so typical. Thanks for pointing it out.

    • hannah June 16, 2012 at 2:19 pm #


      Employing temporary workers can help lower labor costs, which stood at 43.76 euros per hour in 2010 in the automotive industry, according to data from Germany’s VDA carmakers’ association. That’s 58 percent higher than in the U.S., and almost six times higher than in neighboring Poland. BMW had 11,000 subcontracted employees among its 100,389 workers as of Sept. 30.


      “We are a low-wage country compared to Germany,” said Kristin Dziczek, director of Labor and Industry Group at the Center for Automotive Research. “And that helps put jobs here.” But the price of having a more globally competitive workforce means more in America could fall well short of the middle-class living standards that manufacturing workers once could expect. Wages adjusted for inflation have declined for these workers since 2003.

      • JonnyBBad June 16, 2012 at 5:38 pm #

        Germany, with social health care,good vacations, and retirement pensions,…Germany has the highest dollar value exports of any country in the world. It’s based on quality, and smart business.

  3. hannah June 16, 2012 at 2:38 pm #

    1) Police are only effective against repeat offenders, creatures of habit — i.e. conservatives. Scofflaws have no use for police.

    2) Rote learning via repetition and recitation goes better with more voices raised in unison. Cheerleaders, rather than educators, is what conservatives prefer.

    3) The question should be “whom are you going to call when the neighbor’s house and the woods catch fire or the chemical plant explodes?” Of course, if we send all industrial enterprise overseas and focus on human husbandry for the states, fire is just one of the forces of nature that trims the herd.

  4. Icicle June 17, 2012 at 12:33 am #

    ….a photo of Romney speaking at the farm, and right in front of him is a sign that reads “Scam Man” … ahhh the irony


    • Icicle June 17, 2012 at 12:34 am #

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