“Those of us who believe in free markets and those of us who believe that, in fact, the whole goals of investment is entrepreneurship and job creation, would find it pretty hard to justify rich people figuring out clever, legal ways to loot out a company.”
2. Marc B. Wolpow, a former managing director at Bain Capital, on Romney’s career as a corporate raider.
“They're whitewashing his career now. We had a scheme where the rich got richer. I did it, and I feel good about it. But I'm not planning to run for office.”
3. Northeastern University economist Andrew Sum, researched Romney's record and said that Massachusetts remained behind the U.S. average during Romney’s tenure as the governor in job creation, economic growth and wage increases1.
“As a strict labor market economist looking at the record, Massachusetts did very poorly during the Romney years. On every measure you’ve got, the state was a substantial under-performer.”
4. The Perry Campaign’s response after Romney’s famous gaffe “I like being able to fire people.”.
“Voters are just now meeting the Real Romney — the buyout tycoon who executed takeovers, bankrupted businesses, and sent jobs overseas while killing American jobs.”
5. Newt Gingrich to Mitt Romney, (who pretended that he didn’t run for reelection in Mass. because he wasn’t interested in being a career politician) during the Republican primary debate leading up to the New Hampshire primary election:
“Can we drop a little bit of the pious baloney? The fact is, you ran in '94 (for the Senate) and lost. That's why you weren't serving in the Senate with Rick Santorum. The fact is, you had a very bad re-election rating (as governor in 2006), you dropped out of office, you had been out of state for something like 200 days preparing to run for president. You have been running consistently for years and years and years. So this idea that suddenly citizenship showed up in your mind, just level with the American people. You've been running for -- at least since the 1990s.”
6. Rick Perry campaigning in South Carolina:
“Mitt Romney has never worried about pink slip. He might have worried about not having enough of them to hand out. But he’s not worried about losing his job.”
1 During Romney’s time as governor, Massachusetts ranked 47th among the 50 states in job creation, and Massachusetts rate of job growth was only 0.9%, lagging far behind the national average of +5%.