Brown made the comments at a town hall in Hudson, New Hampshire on Wednesday. The comments were flagged by the opposition research shop American Bridge 21st Century. His comments were in response to a question about what he would to do bring jobs to New Hampshire.
"Here's the thing, people say, what are you going to do to create jobs? I am not going to create one job, it is not my job to create jobs. It's yours," Brown said. "My job is to make sure that government stays out of your way so that you can actually grow and expand. ObamaCare's a great example. The number one job inhibitor is ObamaCare.
ROMNEY: Well, the carpenters union, for instance, trains their workers to be more effective on the job, and when they compete against non-union workers, why they do that on a fair basis. If that happens, that's a positive contribution. But let me just say this with regards to unions: Right-to-work legislation makes a lot of sense for New Hampshire and for the nation. But also, let's not forget the government unions and the impact they're having. If we're going to finally pull back the extraordinary political power government unions are exerting in this country, we're going to have to say that people who work for the government, government workers, should have their compensation tied to that which exists in the private sector. People who are government servants, public servants, should not be paid more than the taxpayers who are paying for it.
PERRY: Actually, it is a federal issue, and it's a federal issue because of the law that was passed that forces the states to make a decision about whether or not they're going to be right to work. So Jim DeMint's legislation, I would support that of repealing that legislation that forces states to make that decision to be a right to work rather than all of this country being right to work. Listen, I'm not anti-union, I'm pro-job. The Obama administration's attack on job creation is by taxes and regulation--[we should] pull those regulations since 2008, and test them all for do they create jobs or do they kill jobs. And if they kill jobs, you throw them out. I'm a right to work guy. I come from a right to work state, and I will tell you, if N.H. wants to become the magnet for job creation in the Northeast, you pass that right to work legislation.
PERRY: Actually, it's a federal issue because of the law that was passed that forces the states to make a decision about whether or not they're going to be right to work. I'm a right to work guy.
SANTORUM: I have signed a pledge that I would support a national right to work. When I was a senator from Pennsylvania, I didn't vote for it because Pennsylvania's not a right to work state, and I didn't want to vote for a law that would change the law in Pennsylvania, number one. Number two, what can unions do? They can do training. They also do a lot in the community. I work with a lot of labor unions in Philadelphia and other places to do a lot of community involvement work and they try to participate as good members of the community like the business does.
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