VIDEO: Romney Heckler Escorted Out

Mitt Romney heckled by "Mitt Kills Jobs" chant in Derry, N.H.

As Mitt Romney started talking about putting Americans back to work at his first campaign stop in New Hampshire this morning, Brian Schneck and a handful of hecklers interrupted him with chants of "Mitt Kills Jobs."

Police officers ushered Schneck, an auto technician from Long Island, N.Y., and a handful of protesters out of the building at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H. See video here for more of what he had to say.

Jack Conaway January 07, 2012 at 03:28 PM
Finally, the Bain Capital baggage of Mitt Romney is beginning to leak out. When he ran that company, he changed it's business model to leveraged buyouts (LBO's) to make much more profit for Bain and a personal fortune for himself. Bain borrowed a lot of money from banks, used it to take control of companies, replaced their top management, layed off employees to boost the company's stock price and then sold the company for fat profits. At the time, Mitt Romney was known as the King of LBOs on Wall Street. Excess leverage at all levels of our economic system was the cause of the financial collapse of 2008. LBOs are non-productive use of debt that widen the gap between the rich and the middle class. They produce no products or services that make our country more competitive in the global marketplace.
James Gill January 07, 2012 at 08:58 PM
Romny gave a lot of people jobs that to day are still operating exp staples here in salem is just one And managed kager steel works on phildelphia running and giveing folks jobs . i dont care who is elected as long as we beat OBAMA ,But give Mitt credit for dong good work as well .
Jeff Hatch January 07, 2012 at 10:08 PM
all those that go into buisness to loose money please raise your hand.
Alois Saint-Martin January 07, 2012 at 10:30 PM
What Difference does It Make ! If the Person who Cancels your Social Security Benefits Is either a Democrat, a Republican, a Hollywood Celebrity, a Journalist, a Child Molester, or a practicing Buddhist ? The Fact of the Matter is that you are Unemployed , and that No One, but Christ and The Saints Who are in Heaven, Gives a Cup o Soup and Half a Sandwich ! Dont get Mad,Get Even ! Alois Saint-Martin abrighterhellas.blogspot.com
James Gill January 08, 2012 at 12:14 AM
OBAMA Is a direct cause of why we dont have jobs and china does and we are broke as a nation ,And China is buying up American companys in the USA .Think on that at election day i will
Seamus Carty January 08, 2012 at 01:07 AM
Re-engineering a underperforming company is a good thing. Often the first move is to replace senior management as they have not been getting the job done. Imagine that, CEO's being laid off. An occupier's dream.... At the end of the day there are more people working than there would have been if the LBO had not happened and the company had continued its death spiral. Tough medicine, but needed.
Jack Conaway January 08, 2012 at 01:16 AM
Obama kills jobs? Large manufacturers started moving jobs to India and China in the1990's because of low labor costs and the growing Asian markets. Now, engineering and manufacturing are outsourced to Asia because of their highly trained engineering workforces. Go to MIT and look at the professors and students. Half the professors in electrical and mechanical engineering are from China and India. Their students look like the UN. They are willing to work hard, get a first class education, learn how to solve difficult problems, develop new technologies and produce real products. Until the 1990's, they stayed here and work in high tech centers of the USA. Now they returrn home where they are better appreciated and there are better growth opportunities. The GOP has been taken over by ultra-conservatives - Tea Partiers, libertarians and social conservatives that have don't care about education, engineering and science. They want to return to the 1950's , or even worse - the 18th century, instead of figuring out how to fix our broken systems to compete in today's world. Romney was a key player in the financial services industry that caused the financial collapse of 2008 through their unregulated gambling of other people's money on the real estate and financial markets You mentioned his success in providing venture capital to Staples. That was before he turned the entire Bain Capital business model into the more profitable leveraged buy-outs that kill jobs.
Jack Conaway January 08, 2012 at 01:36 AM
Re-engineering may raise all boats if profits are re-invested in R&D, new products engineering, manufacturing, supply chain support and the employees to make that happen. Bain Capital did not stick around to do that work, They layed off workers to raise stock prices and then sold out quickly to make big profits, averaging 113% per year over Romney's tenure at the helm. That is known as milking the system, not creating jobs. Leveraged buy-outs by themselves are non-productive uses of debt and along with stock buyouts, unregulated derivatives, credit default swaps and other financial service industry games, do nothing to solve the problem of American competitiveness in global markets.
Jack Conaway January 08, 2012 at 02:51 AM
Control of solar and wind markets were lost long ago to Germany and China. The German gov started early to encourage use of solar and wind power. They now get 20% of their electric power from alternatives and have projects to raise that to 30%. We get 3%. Solyndra was a gamble that was too little too late. China's gov is organized by industry and sets up national labs to penetrate new technology markets just as Japan did with the electronics industry. A couple years ago the Danes wanted to make a big expansion to their world leading wind power fields in the North Sea. They got 35 proposals from China and zero from the US. The Republicans have been fighting alternative energy and subsidizing big oil companies ever since Reagan pulled the solar panels off of the White House roof. At the height of the big recession these oil and gas companies were making profits of $35B per quarter and Congress voted to continue their subsidies last year. I'm not against Keystone XL but some States in the midwest aren't happy about the project just like folks in NH are against the Northern Pass powerline from Canada. I do know about hydro-fracking the shale fields for natural gas. My cousin's well in Wellsboro PA was destroyed by fracking. See the film "Gasland" and you'll understand why that is going to produce the biggest US environmental disaster since the 5 State Dustbowl in the 1930's. I
Jack Conaway January 08, 2012 at 03:07 AM
I have first hand information about global manufacturing industries because I ran a group in the US computer industry that developed re-engineering business services for the discrete and process manufacturing industries, worldwide. The customers for our consulting services were many of the largest manufacturers in the US, Europe and Asia. I visited these customers in their home countries and spent the last 13 years of my career working on re-engineering projects for large organizations in the US. What is the source of your facts.
John Ryan January 08, 2012 at 04:01 AM
@Jack Conway,,,,thanks for taking "FRED TAX" off my hands,,,,I had enough of his harassment,,,now he's yours!
ForThePeople January 08, 2012 at 03:20 PM
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/06/us-usa-economy-idUSTRE7BM0AB20120106 Unemployment rate near a three-year low. I'm sure we will be hearing congratulations to our president. :-)
John Ryan January 08, 2012 at 03:42 PM
You really believe that? Back in the day you'd be charged with treason. LOL
Tonto January 08, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Everytime the liberals "tax the rich" the rich get richer. Its comical to listen to their explanations about this reality. It won't be long until Romneys children and family pets are torn to shreds by the liberal jackels.
Rusty January 08, 2012 at 03:59 PM
You are right on with that one Jeff. If people are attacking Mitt because he is a successful businessman then they have no clue! Key word here, SUCCESSFUL.
Tonto January 08, 2012 at 04:01 PM
No mention by liberal media that the holiday seasonal hiring is being credited for this booming employment trend. Most have probably been laid off already.
Tonto January 08, 2012 at 04:06 PM
Jack, the problem with solar panels on rooftops is they create roof leaks. Are you sure they didn't have to take the panels off the White House roof to make repairs? Oh that would be silly it had to be an evil plot to enrich big oil LOL, LMAO.
Seamus Carty January 08, 2012 at 04:14 PM
The unemployment rate has been higher every month Obama has been in office (3 years) than any month during the 8 year Bush administration. A reduction due to holiday hiring is not much to congratulate the president on...
ForThePeople January 08, 2012 at 04:31 PM
Sounds like sour grapes to me… More factual data: http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS14000000 If you look at this historical trend, it's actually an accomplishment. You can see that the economic collapse precipitated by Wall Street and the banking industry coincides with the graph. I challenge you to back up your points with actual references, provide data, and contribute meaningful discussion beyond just pointing fingers and calling it fact. Will this trend continue or will folks elect Wall Street's number one friend, the party that will reduce Wall Street regulations, the Republican Party?
Tonto January 08, 2012 at 06:52 PM
There is no accounting of millions of unemployed small business owners who have been destroyed in this latest experiment in new and improved communism. Why don't the figures included these poor souls? Answer: unemployment would be 15 to 20%. All persons who have given up and counted also. Nobama = no jobs, more corporations = more jobs :)
Paul Mercury January 09, 2012 at 03:22 AM
James, can you supply any verification of those claims whatsoever? What are your sources? What a bunch of hyperbole.
James Gill January 09, 2012 at 03:53 AM
John are you packing to leave Salem ?
Jack Conaway January 09, 2012 at 04:14 AM
The job losses were caused by the collapse of the financial system. That started with the dual collapse of the housing market and the markets in junk derivatives many of which packaged subprime loans into worthless securities The rating agencies rated 45,000 of these garbage securities AAA, encouraging people and institutions to load up on them. The reason for the collapse was the same reason as that for the Great Depression - excessive financial leverage. This collapse was potentially more serious than the Depression because Individuals, corporations (particularly in the financial services industry) and governments were all borrowing much more money than they could afford, all to make a killing in these markets. In the Depression, individual investors made the runs on the banks, In this collapse, large financial institutions, pension plans, charities and corporations all led the runs on the banks. When the banks were bailed out to avoid total economic collapse, they held a lot of this capital, refusing to loan it out. This caused small businesses with cyclic funding requirements to contract or fail causing more job losses. That's called unregulated capitalism, not communism.
John Ryan January 09, 2012 at 04:26 AM
No time soon Jimmy, but I have a truck and trailer and will help re locate you anywhere you want!...
Jack Conaway January 09, 2012 at 06:58 PM
We watched the documentary film "Inside Job" with the Republican candidate Buddy Roemer. If you are interested in the real story behind the out-of-control financial services corporations on Wall Street and how they have colluded with the Federal government to undermine free-market capitalism and tum the financial markets into a rigged casino, I highly recommend it. Or talk to Buddy Roemer, a former banker. Every President since Reagan, Republican and Democrat, has surrounded himself with advisors and cabinet members from big Wall Street firms who have argued against enforcing existing financial services regulations adopted to avoid a second Great Deprression. In 1999, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act repealed two provisions of the Glass-Steagle Act of 1932. The first had made it illegal to combine investment banking corporations which create securities from commercial banks which accepted deposits. The 2nd prohibited investment bankers from serving as officers of commercial banks. I favor these regulations because their removal led to banks that are "too big to fail" and financial organizations that use customer deposits to gamble on derivative investments that do not add any value to the market and obscure the risk. These were primary causes of the financial collapse of 2008.


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