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‘Disdainful attitude’ shows Romney won’t protect America’s middle class

In his own words, Romney again shows he is out of touch with working families

WASHINGTON - June 08, 2012 -

 Earlier today on the campaign trail, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said of President Barack Obama, he wants another stimulus, “he wants to hire more government workers. He says we need more fireman [sic], 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 and help the American people.”

 Once again and in his own words, Romney shows just how out of touch he is with the values of America’s middle class by denying more first responders, police officers and teachers for our students.

“I never thought that Mitt Romney could be more out of touch with what middle-class families need in this country until I heard his comments today,” said John Stocks, executive director of the National Education Association. “It is appalling how Romney takes an almost disdainful attitude toward critical public servants like firefighters protecting our communities and teachers educating our children. Our leaders first priority should be protecting our communities and the jobs that protect and lift up our middle-class families.”

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The National Education Association is the nation's largest professional employee organization, representing more than 3 million elementary and secondary teachers, higher education faculty, education support professionals, school administrators, retired educators and students preparing to become teachers.



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