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Trash politics: Labor union
backing Barack Obama uses
garbage man at Mitt Romney's
$12m mansion to attack him in
ad claiming he 'doesn't care'

Daily Mail (UK), by Toby Harnden

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Posted By:JoniTx, 10/1/2012 9:32:56 PM

Mitt Romney's garbage man is starring in a new attack ad that features him at work picking up trash outside the Republican nominee's $12 million California mansion. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) labor union features the garbage man in an ad that juxtaposes him talking about how tough his job it with Romney's notorious '47 per cent' comments in which he says that 'my job is not to worry about those people' who don't pay federal income tax. In the ad, the garbage man states: 'My name is Richard Hayes, and I pick up

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 10/1/2012 9:47:36 PM     (No. 8903193)

Some people pick up trash.
Some people are trash.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Really?, 10/1/2012 9:54:45 PM     (No. 8903210)

Just how far out of context can they go with this stuff. Romney was talking about not worrying about trying to get them to switch their vote by offering tax cuts, nothing else.

Continuous dishonesty by the Administration and the President himself. Disgusting.

Way to go Richard. You've probably NEVER heard what Romney actually said, but you CERTAINLY don't understand what he was trying to say.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Lala, 10/1/2012 9:55:58 PM     (No. 8903212)

My dad always taught me that there was no shame in an honest day's work, and to be especially grateful to the guys who do the dirty jobs. Don't think my dad would've thought too much of this guy, though. He also taught me that you don't whine about your circumstances, you change them.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: RussVet, 10/1/2012 10:04:29 PM     (No. 8903223)

"My name is Richard Hayes, and I pick up Mitt Romney's trash" and the hardest part is getting ObozoX and the mooch in the bag ...

Wow... They are really grabbing for anything arent they .. Is that the best they got ? SAD !



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Reply 5 - Posted by: Keekng, 10/1/2012 10:06:41 PM     (No. 8903227)

Garbage, through and through.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: adguy47, 10/1/2012 10:11:28 PM     (No. 8903238)

Anyone who can understand what he is saying is most likely voting for Obama anyway. If the director wanted to gain new supporters, he should have used subtitles.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bradshaw, 10/1/2012 10:14:52 PM     (No. 8903243)

With these garbage trucks there is no lifting involved. The cans are rolled to the truck and hydraulics do the rest.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: DARling, 10/1/2012 10:21:59 PM     (No. 8903263)

I pay my garbage man to do a job. I am not going to go to the curb and say, "Great job, getting that automatic arm to pick up the can and dump it!"

No one needs to praise you for doing what you're paid to do. Be glad you have a job, period.

Whiny, pathetic liberals.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 10/1/2012 10:22:20 PM     (No. 8903264)

The Obama desperation smells far worse than anything good ole Richard's truck ever picked up.

I have never seen a garbage man hoist a can to dump it into the truck. The trucks have mechanicsl hoists that lift and dump those special cans (for which we pay a pretty penny each month).

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Reply 10 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 10/1/2012 10:29:38 PM     (No. 8903285)

Waste Management Co. picks up almost all San Diego County trash, including LaJolla. From its website:

Keep your children and pets at a safe distance from the truck. Our drivers love to see happy neighbors during their routes, but prefer that you stay on the front porch or in the yard - do not get near or climb on the truck whether it is parked or at work.
http://www.wastemanagementsd.com/about/safety.asp

Nothing about hugging, but it is tough to hug from the front porch or the yard, especially when your house is on a hill above the road.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 10/1/2012 10:40:17 PM     (No. 8903303)

our local garbage collection guys do lift the cans. They did so in IL also. But when we lived in CA all the trucks were equipped with ''arms'' that lifted the cans. I also went digging around and found that the average waste collector makes approx $20.28 per hour in CA. Data I located didn't mention union membership or local pay variances. And they WILL NOT collect anything NOT in a can. That's a special collection at an additional cost.

I remember in Chicago that getting on as a garbage collector (particularly as a driver) was a job you could only get thru ''connections''. Don't know exactly how it works now but when we lived in the city you truly had to ''know'' someone...

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Reply 12 - Posted by: strike3, 10/1/2012 10:42:39 PM     (No. 8903307)

He won't be picking up Romney's trash for long. Mitt should hire a private contractor and dump the union goon brand of service. Or better yet, hire somebody to check the trashmens' IDs every trip to make sure they aren't a threat.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: CEP, 10/1/2012 10:56:26 PM     (No. 8903334)

Well one thing is for sure this guy will always be known as a trash man. Others on the route should call the company there is no telling what this guy will do to destroy the people on the route with his mouth.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: veritas, 10/1/2012 10:58:37 PM     (No. 8903338)

Romney cares so little he has over $4 million on last year's tax return under charitable deductions. Just a greedy one-percenter.

And how much did all the Democrats in Congress give last year taken together?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: greggojo, 10/1/2012 11:00:20 PM     (No. 8903341)

Garbage men make big bucks.

The reality is just like in Greece, the haves are the government workers, and the havenots are the rest of us.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: wlit22z, 10/2/2012 12:15:59 AM     (No. 8903440)

The Democraps have hit a new low using Romney's garbage man in a hit piece. That fellow probably doesn't even know what 47% Romney is referring to.

He's lying about something he knows nothing about, if he doesn't personally know Romney.

A new low, even for the party of the takers.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 10/2/2012 12:19:41 AM     (No. 8903442)

Growing up, my brother always said he wanted to be a garbage man. Our neighbor was one, and he had the best house, the newest & flashiest car, a cabin-cruiser docked at a nice marina, and his kids had all the latest toys.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: NuGoddess, 10/2/2012 7:41:14 AM     (No. 8903680)

''Neighbors give [them] hugs''? Pictures or it didn't happen.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Malia2012, 10/2/2012 7:44:04 AM     (No. 8903685)

Oh my, my, my. Now Mitt Romney has LOST the TRASH-Collector vote? A pathetic union-whiner named Richard Hayes, who is Mitt Romney's PERSONAL garbage man, appears in an AD complaining about "No hugs", "No appreciation"? Boohoo! Must be a pretty MACHO trash collector, eh? Let this genius, Hayes, name ONE demonrat who DOES care about him and he may be worth paying attention to. BTW, WHAT does the $12m "mansion" have to do with Mitt Romney "not caring". Never mind..

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Reply 20 - Posted by: JoniTx, 10/2/2012 2:36:15 PM     (No. 8904653)

....The $12m mansion plays into the 'wealthy', 'out-of-touch' Mitt Romney. They're sick.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: bighambone, 10/2/2012 10:22:16 PM     (No. 8905709)

If you read Romney's book you will see that he once worked as a garbage man in Boston.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Coy860, 10/2/2012 10:28:39 PM     (No. 8905719)

#21 beat me to it. Romney actually DID work as a trash collector. He wanted to work at different jobs. Honest worker, and a very successful man..something Obama can never be.

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