Mitt Romney isn't getting his facts straight.
Speaking to workers at a steel fabrication plant on Monday, Romney, clad in his class-crossing plaid and jean uniform, proceeded to bash pay for government employees, proclaiming that they "are making a lot more money than we are." As Crooks and Liars points out and you can see for yourself in the video below, Romney proceeds to say that he would slash the scale of the federal government and cut the number of federal employees if he became president, a proposal that he's laid out in his broader fiscal plan.
For a man worth over $250 million, that's a bold association to make.
"The taxpayers shouldn't have to have money taken out of their pay checks to pay people in government who are our servants who are making a lot more money than we are," Romney continues.
It's not clear exactly where the former Massachusetts governor is getting his numbers from. The Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report just last week that showed on average that federal employees make about 26.3 percent less than private sector employees.
WATCH via Crooks and Liars: