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Activist group Florida Watch Action, which has made a name for itself in Florida by targeting Republican Governor Rick Scott as 'Pink Slip Rick', targeted Mitt Romney at an Orlando event, presenting him with a symbolic pink slip for the jobs he eliminated during his time with Bain Capital. FWA Executive Director Susannah Randolph attempted to give Romney the pink slip and explained why, but he ignored her and moved on to other attendees. Florida Watch Action has also launched a Pink Slip Mitt website, associating Romney with Florida's deeply unpopular governor, as both have a strong record of killing jobs.
The text of the pink slip flyer:
Under Romney's leadership, Bain Capital became one of the nation's top leveraged-buyout firms.... But like other leveraged-buyout firms, Romney and his team also maximized returns by firing workers, seeking government subsidies, and flipping companies quickly for large profits. Sometimes Bain investors gained even when companies slid into bankruptcy....Romney himself became wealth at Bain. He is now worth between $190 million and $250 million.
The Pink Slip Mitt website offers visitors opportunities to fund the campaign, sign up for updates, sound off with their thoughts about Romney, get a free Pink Slip Mitt bumper sticker, print off flyers so they can attempt to give Romney their own pink slips and keep up with the campaign on social media.