Obama: If You Shut Down Your Plant for No Reason, ‘You’d Get Fired’

Addressing a crowd of supporters in Rockville, Maryland, on Thursday, President Barack Obama equated Congressional Republicans in Congress to a striking worker who decided to shut down their plant over vague and ill-defined reasons. Obama said that any sensible employer would fire that worker.

“If you’re working here and in the middle of the day you just stopped and siad, ‘You know what? I want to get something, but I don’t know – I don’t know exactly what I’m going to get, but I’m just going to stop working until I get something,’” Obama began. “And I’m going to shut down the whole plant until I get something…”

“You’re fired,” an audience member volunteered.

“You’d get fired,” Obama agreed. “Right?”

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“Because the deal is you’ve already gotten hired,” the president continued. “You’ve got a job. You’re getting a paycheck. And, so, you also are getting the pride of doing a good job, and contributing to a business, and looking out for your fellow workers. That’s what you’re getting.”

“It shouldn’t be any different for a member of Congress,” Obama concluded.

Watch the clip below via CNN:

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