Quote of the Day: 'I Like Being Able to Fire People,' Says Mitt Romney

By Garance Franke-Ruta

The Republican presidential front-runner channels Donald Trump when discussing how to handle an annoying insurance company.

"I want individuals to have their own insurance. That means the insurance company will have an incentive to keep you healthy. It also means if you don't like what they do, you can fire them. I like being able to fire people who provide services to me. If, if, you know if someone doesn't give me a good service that I need, I want to say I'm going to go get someone else to provide that service to me."
--Mitt Romney, Nashua, N.H.

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