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October 03, 2012

Did You Know Mitt Romney Once Worked as a Garbage Man?

Mitt Romney Worked As a Garbage Man....

Yesterday, AFSCME ( Obama people) put out a rather silly ad featuring Mitt Romney’s former garbage collector in La Jolla, California. The ad begins:


My name is Richard Hayes, and I pick up Mitt Romney’s trash.

"My name is Richard Hayes, and I pick up Mitt Romney's trash. We're kind of like the invisible people. He doesn't realize that the service we provide -- if it wasn't for us, it would be a big health issue, us not picking up trash.
Residents do come out and shake our hands. Sometimes they give us hugs and thank us for the job we're doing, hand us water and Gatorades. Tell us we're doing a good job and keep up the good work. Picking up 15, 16 tons by hand, that takes a toll on your body. When I'm 55, 60 years old, I know my body's gonna be break down [sic]. Mitt Romney doesn't care about that."

Get the sledgehammer message? Mitt Romney doesn’t understand! Romney could have no idea about quotidien things such as trash collection because his wealth and detachment prevent him from having to know what life is like for blue-collar workers such as Mr. Hayes.

There’s just one problem with this, and it lies on page 251 of Mitt Romney’s book, "No Apology":

During my campaign for governor, I decided to spend a day every few weeks doing the jobs of other people in Massachusetts. Among other jobs, I cooked sausages at Fenway Park, worked on asphalt paving crew, stacked bales of hay on a farm, volunteered in an emergency room, served food at a nursing home, and worked as a child-care assistant. I’m often asked which was the hardest job – it’s child care, by a mile.

One day I gathered trash as a garbage collector. I stood on that little platform at the back of the truck, holding on as the driver navigated his way through the narrow streets of Boston. As we pulled up to traffic lights, I noticed that the shoppers and businesspeople who were standing only a few feet from me didn’t even see me. It was as if I was invisible. Perhaps it was because a lot of us don’t think garbage men are worthy of notice; I disagree – anyone who works that hard deserves our respect. – I wasn’t a particularly good garbage collector: at one point, after filling the trough at the back of the truck, I pulled the wrong hydraulic lever. Instead of pushing the load into the truck, I dumped it onto the street. Maybe the suits didn’t notice me, but the guys at the construction site sure did: “Nice job, Mitt,” they called. “Why don’t you find an easier job?” And then they good-naturedly came down and helped me pick up my mess.

Wild Thing's comment........

I love that Romney had such a GREAT way of combating this idiot. I am sick of the BS from the kool-aid Obama people. They hate the rich, hate those that have been a success in their lives and we hear this hate from Obama and all of his lefties day in and day out.

The American Dream is a real thing and Obama does all he can to destroy it.

Posted by Wild Thing at October 3, 2012 04:50 AM


Oh that poor man. Romney didn't come out and give him hugs and kisses along with water and Gatorade. How could anyone be so cruel?

It was said yesterday that Romney has probably only spent a handful of days at the house. My trash is collected early in the morning, usually before I'm out of bed. I guess I need to get up earlier to go give out some hugs to the guys. But, being in Missouri, these guys would probably punch me if I tried to hug them. This ain't California.

Posted by: BobF at October 3, 2012 07:27 AM

Bob, LMAO..good one.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 4, 2012 03:00 AM