Romney to Hecklers: You Really Want Four More Years of This? Hecklers say they're getting paid by the Obama Campaign

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    Jun 20, 2012 4:55 PM GMT


    http://www.buzzfeed.com/mckaycoppins/anti-romney-protesters-say-theyre-paid-to-heckle

    Anti-Romney Protesters Say They're Paid To Heckle
    Two protesters and an Obama official say “Good Jobs Now” protesters are compensated for their time. A protest leader denies it.

    The protesters popping up at Mitt Romney's rallies throughout Michigan Tuesday look like run-of-the-mill grassroots liberals — they wave signs about "the 99 percent," they chant about the Republican's greed, and they describe themselves as a loosely organized coalition of "concerned citizens."
    They're also getting paid, two of the protesters and an Obama campaign official told BuzzFeed.

    At the candidate's afternoon stop outside a bakery in DeWitt, a group of about 15 protesters stood behind a police barricade, a few of them chanting in support of Obama. Asked why he was protesting, a man dressed in a grim reaper costume pointed a reporter to a pair of "designated representatives" standing in the shade.

    "I can't talk, you gotta get one of those people over there to talk to y'all," he said. "They're the ones who can talk to reporters."

    Neither of the representatives agreed to give their names, but two protesters said they were getting paid to stand outside of the rally, though their wage is unclear: one said she was getting $7.25 per hour, while another man said they were being paid $17 per hour.

    Meanwhile, about 50 feet away, another protest had been organized by local Democrats in conjunction with the Obama campaign. A campaign official told BuzzFeed they had nothing to do with the other group — which he said he believed they had been sent by the labor-backed "Good Jobs Now" — and confirmed that they were being paid.

    "I mean, it's a free country, they can go anywhere they want, but they're not with us," the official said.
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    Jun 20, 2012 5:25 PM GMT
    Pretty funny. That's what Obama jobs are all about. Less than minimum wage but they're promised a bath with soap and a hot sandwich. Most refused the bath because they like being as they are.
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    Jun 20, 2012 5:32 PM GMT
    " Less than minimum wage but they're promised a bath with soap and a hot sandwich. "

    Hilarious considering riddler thinks minimum wage should be scrapped. icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 20, 2012 5:41 PM GMT
    Using the same stupid tactic that they tried in Wisconsin. Bitch, whine, cry, interrupt.....all it got them was crushed in the election.

    Please liberals and progressive America haters....keep it up!!
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    Jun 20, 2012 5:55 PM GMT
    Who wants 4 more years of the same failed GOP policies that got us into the Bush Depression?

    Who wants 4 more years of throwing gays under the bus by taking away rights- DOMA?

    Who wants 4 more years of the GOP war against women?

    Who wants 4 more years of the rich getting richer and poor getting poorer?

    Who wants 4 more years of the rich not paying their fair share of taxes?

    Who wants 4 more years of the GOP war against the middle class?

    Who wants 4 more years of the GOP trying to strip away affordable access to health care?

    Who wants 4 more years of the party of no and their obstructionist tactics?

    I say no to the party of no! Ill stay on this side of the street where the economy is slowly improving and im treated as a citizen with equal rights! Ill stay on this side where i have affordable access to healthcare!

    I say 4 more years of Obama/Biden 2012
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    Jun 20, 2012 8:12 PM GMT
    meninlove said " Less than minimum wage but they're promised a bath with soap and a hot sandwich. "

    Hilarious considering riddler thinks minimum wage should be scrapped. icon_lol.gif


    As do most economists because they believe that the unemployed are better off getting experience than being unemployed icon_wink.gif