Carly Fiorina, who reportedly stood to receive more than $42 million after being ousted at HP in 2005, says that public workers should receive less benefits because “it is not fair” that unions are “so rich.”
During a Sunday panel segment on NBC, MSNBC host Al Sharpton asserted that Congress must agree to raise taxes on the wealthy before cutting spending.
“This is about fairness,” he explained. “Why do we need to need to deal with the tax on the rich first? Because we must ensure Americans we are dealing with fairness. We keep talking about shared sacrifice, there was not shared wealth and shared prosperity. So, you’re asking people that didn’t enjoy the good times to share in paying for the tab that they never enjoyed.”
“Let us accept Rev. Al’s point and the president’s point about fairness,” Fiorina replied. “But equally, it is not fair that public employee union pensions and benefits are so rich now that cities and states are going bankrupt and college tuition is going up 25 and 30 percent or police and firefighters are being cut. There’s a lot that isn’t fair right now.”
During Fiorina tenure as the CEO of HP, at least 18,000 workers were laid off after the company’s disastrous merger with Compaq.
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Ok… So, if you’re running for president, and need hire someone to make ads for you… who would you pick? Probably not Fred Davis. “Who’s Fred Davis?” you’re most likely asking yourself. Well, he’s the guy who made Christine O’Donnell’s (R-9th Circle) “I’m Not A Witch” ads, as well as Carly Fiorina’s (R-CA) “Demon Sheep” spots. Epic, the both of them. Well, if you were Jon Huntsman, you’d be wrong. Full story at Adweek.
And here’s the spot. It’s kinda weird, fyi. If this is any indication of how weird the rest of his campaign will be, I am all the more excited to pay attention!
And, of course, the “I’m not a witch” ad. Because who can honestly forget how much fun that was. Remember… SHE’S US.