Reports the Wall Street Journal,
Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney suggested he would reduce the federal government workforce if he wins the election and voiced regret that union protections would prevent him from cutting more deeply, in remarks at a secretly taped fundraising event.Romney’s remarks came in May, and were captured on video published exclusively by Mother Jones magazine. Romney, who was urged by a donor to “clean house” if elected, said: “I wish we weren’t so unionized so we could go a lot deeper than you’re actually allowed to go.”
Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa said he video raises disturbing questions about whether Romney would be a president for all Americans or just wealthy ones:
Workers are dying in unsafe mines. Contaminated food is killing people and their pets. A drug war is raging on our border. Air traffic controllers are overworked. We’re on heightened alert for terrorist attacks. How can Mitt Romney justify jeopardizing the safety of Americans?