Axed Workers at Bain Plants Slam Romney Pain

Mitt's got lots of experience cutting ... jobs, they say
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Sep 5, 2012 9:26 PM CDT
Cindy Hewitt, David Foster, and Randy Johnson address the Democratic National Convention.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – Who triggered some of the biggest boos for Mitt Romney at the Democratic National Convention tonight? Three workers who lost their jobs after their companies were taken over by Romney's Bain Capital. “Mitt Romney said, 'I like to fire people,'” noted Randy Johnson, whose work at an office supply manufacturer ended when Bain shut it down in the face of a strike threat. “And I can tell you from personal experience, he does.” Johnson said he doesn't blame Romney for the economy, but does blame him for "making money without a moral compass." What does "Romney Economics" look like? "Mitt Romney sticking it to working people," he said.

While Cindy Hewitt and 850 other workers at Dade Behring in Florida lost their jobs after Bain took over, Romney and his partners "walked away with $240 million," she said. "So when Mitt Romney talks about his business experience, remember: It is not experience creating good-paying jobs. It is experience cutting jobs," she said, according to the AP. "It is experience shutting plants. It is experience making millions by making life tougher for hard-working Americans." (Read more Democratic National Convention stories.)

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