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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Romney wants to fire people?

Folks, if you're getting your knickers in a twist over Romney saying he enjoys being able to fire people, stop it.

That is NOT a big deal.  Businesses fire people all the damn time.  People don't work?  They get fired.  Show up to work drunk?  They get fired.  Don't conform to the businesses standards?  They get fired.

I'm willing to bet that if more UAW folks had gotten fired over the past few decades, Chrysler and GM wouldn't have lost as much money as they did.  And trust me when I tell you that entire swaths of government employees and contractors need to get fired.  The graft, waste and corruption endemic to poor performers who can't get fired is costing this country hundreds of billions of dollars each year.

Firing people isn't inherently bad.  Don't make a big deal out of it.

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