Romney Garbageman Stars in New Pro-Obama Commercial

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Richard Hayes, a City of San Diego sanitation worker, is the unlikely star of new campaign commercial paid for by a labor group supporting President Obama.

The reason? His route includes Mitt Romney's $12 million La Jolla mansion.

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees says the ad is a response to the Republican presidential nominee's controversial 47 percent comments.

"My name is Richard Hayes, and I pick up Mitt Romney's trash," he says in the 60-second spot. "We're kind of like the invisible people, you know."

"He doesn't realize, you know, that the service we provide, you know, if it wasn't for us, you know, it would be a big health issue, us not picking up trash."

"Picking up 15, 16 tons by hand, you know that takes a toll on your body. When I'm 55, 60 years old, I know my body's going to be break down. Mitt Romney doesn't care about that."

AFSCME President Lee Saunders wrote in a blog post that Mitt Romney's "47 percent" video revealed his contempt for tens of millions of Americans.

"Romney seems only to be relaxed and at ease when he is surrounded by other millionaires and people willing to pay $50,000 to share a meal with him."

"It is only those wealthy donors who get to know what is really on his mind."

"They spend more money than most Americans make in a year to ask Mitt Romney questions and listen to his reckless banter about Americans like Richard Hayes."

"No one forced Romney to trash these Americans. He was simply stating, to a privileged audience behind closed doors, what he really believes."

"He never expected that his remarks would be heard by the wider public."

The Romney camp said it was unimpressed with the ad.

"It's not surprising that a liberal special interest group is trying to distract from President Obama's failed agenda with dishonest political attacks," spokesman Ryan Williams said.

"President Obama has consistently sided with union bosses over middle class workers by supporting big government policies that have killed jobs."

"As president, Mitt Romney will promote pro-growth policies that will get our country back on track and create economic opportunity for every American."

Who do you think should win the 2012 election?

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You would think Romney's campaing workers would have more important things to do, like coddling the rich, than spending their time on a celebrity gossip site trying to expel the truths about their entitled
"candidate". What no wealthy people available?

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Im not Rich and I really don't know my mail man, trash pick up:/ btw I doubt this guy reads the paper, stock market section? And he didn't even know how to articulate his thought. " like...you know....he doesn't know me (whining)" just stupid

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@ lynn

I agree, I am not really all about my garbage guy. I appreciate his job, but is it more important than me changing diapers or taking care of kids? I support Romney and stopping this from becoming socialism or worse country.

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Are you kidding me?? Romney is a bad guy, because he doesn't talk to the GARBAGE MAN!! Romney/Ryan 2012

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@ Shelia

ROMNEY ACTUALL WENT OUT WITH A TRASH COLLECTOR ON HIS DAILY ROUTE. PEOPLE DID NOT KNOW WHO HE WAS , HOWEVER ROMNEY REALLY APPRECIATED OUR EMPLOYEES WHO WORK FOR US DAILY. OBAMA TOOK THIS ANOTHER WAY AND PUT OUT A BIASED CAMPAIGN AD WITH A GARBAGE COLLECTGOR SAYING HE WOULD LIKE A HUG. HOW DEPSERATE IS THAT FOR THE BO CAMAPAIGN

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FACT CHECK: Romney also worked as a garbage collector: http://bit.ly/RaxpSL

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The world is coming apart at the stitches and Obama still have voters. Amazing. Caught in a web of lies and as unprofessional as a president can be yet people still follow him just like Charles Manson. If Obama does win, the economic downfall of America is certain because the employed cannot stand the thought of having taxpayers money going to the government so they can blow it anyway they chose. If you don't know it now you will know it later, the biggest bailout will come if Obama wins. We the taxpayer will provide the biggest bailout of all time- Bailing out the United States Government and the 47% will grow to 50,60,70%. People will ask- what's the benifit of working? This is certain.

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@ Almost there

EXACTLY!!!! Someone is actually using his thinking cap

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The 47% Romney was talking about, will vote for Obama no matter what, and pay no income tax. Unless they're handicapped, or senior citizens, they're just ripping off the system. Ignorant, blacks, who are as dumb as a rock, and are only voting for the Obama clown, because he's part black, and no other reason. Obama is the worst president in history, anyone voting for him, lets just say, there is no reason to vote for him. He was an awful leader.

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Are you kidding me with this? Ridiculous. Romney hates garbage men? Insane.

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That is definitely the dumbest political campaign video I have ever seen!!! Would you like an award for picking up with trash, Mr. Hayes?

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