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It's Easier to Be a Latino, Mitt?

Latinos make up 17% of the nation, yet less than 2% of elected officials are Latino. Even with this fact, Mitt Romney thinks being a Latino would make it easier for him to win the presidency.

Rosie Perez pokes fun at Romney's terrible joke and explains why Latinos are not supporting Romney. 

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Mitt, How Many's 'Too Many' Public Employees If Your House Catches Fire?

Temo Fuentes is one of the public employees Mitt Romney says we have "too many" of and that “it’s time for us to cut back." Fuentes repairs the fire trucks that would be on the scene immediately if Romney’s exclusive $12 million oceanfront La Jolla, Calif., mansion—or any other in the posh neighborhood—caught fire.

In this third AFSCME video spotlighting the public service workers and the 47% Romney says he doesn’t care about, Fuentes—whose mother once cleaned houses in Romney’s upscale enclave—worries about how he will provide for his family if his job disappears.

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Romney’s ‘Invisible’ Trash Collector Speaks Out

We know that Mitt Romney holds the 47% of us who are low-income workers, students, retirees, military families and others in pretty low regard. He even said, “[M]y job is not to worry about those people.” And when Romney talks about workers with good middle-class public service jobs, he mocks firefighters, teachers and other public employees and says, “It’s time for us to cut back” on those jobs.  

The San Diego County sanitation worker who picks the trash from Romney's $12 million oceanfront mansion has something to say about that.


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Romney Bemoans Union Contracts Would Prevent Mass Firing of Federal Workers

Romney Bemoans Union Contracts Would Prevent Mass Firing of Federal Workers

We all have regrets in our lives, even Mitt Romney, who told a group of high-roller donors that he regrets federal workers are protected by union contracts, so that if he wins the election, he won’t be able to fire as many workers as he’d like to.

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Trumka: Romney’s ‘Entitlement’ Remarks 'Spit in the Face of Everyday People’

Trumka: Romney’s ‘Entitlement’ Remarks 'Spit in the Face of Everyday People’

When Mitt Romney dismissed 47 percent of the population as shiftless riff-raff who pay no income taxes and live off government largess, the Republican presidential nominee “spit in the face of everyday people who know what it means to work incredibly hard and still sometimes fail to get by,” says AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.

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