Members of moveon.org hit the streets Thursday to let people know what they think of Republicapresidential and vice presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. One New Rochelle man passed out flyers in front of the New Rochelle Post Office.
"Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are the 1-percenter's dream team, but they'd be a nightmare for the poor and middle class," said New Rochelle resident John Mulqueen in a prepared statement. "We're distributing these pink slips so voters know just how much harm Romney and Ryan's flawed trickle down theory would do to the economy, and how many jobs they would kill."
The flyers are called pink slips by the organization which hoped to distribute 1 million around the nation on Thursday.
The flyers urged voters to tell Romney & Ryan they are fired, citing among other things the belief that the candidates want to raise taxes on the middle class, something Mitt Romney denied in a Fortune magazine interview.
Another "possible reason for termination," according to the pink slip, was that Romney, as CEO of Bain Capital, was "an outsourcing pioneer" and would propose policies making it easier for corporations to send jobs overseas.
At www.mittromney.com/truth, the candidate cites FactCheck.org as stating they could find no evidence that Romney shipped jobs overseas while he was still running Bain Capital.
Mulqueen said he was expecting two other volunteers to help pass out the flyers, but only one other showed up as he was walking down North Avenue to Main Street.