Skip to comments.A Harsh Anti-Romney Ad Sparks Criticism (New! Soptic Chose Not to Insure Wife at Post-Steel Job)
Posted on 08/08/2012 8:30:42 PM PDT by kristinn
...played a role in the death of Ilyona Soptic at age 55.
The ad features Joe Soptic, 62, of Missouri, who lost his job when GST Steel of Kansas Cityowned by Bain and other investors for eight yearswas closed. As melancholy music plays, Mr. Soptic says that when the plant closed, he and his family lost their health-care coverage and "a short time after that, my wife became ill." Her illness was diagnosed five years later. "I don't think Mitt Romney understands what he's done to people's lives by closing the plant," Mr. Soptic says in the ad.
The steel plant was purchased in 1993 and closed in 2001. Mr. Romney departed Bain in 1999 and had no role in the decision to close the plant, his campaign said.
In an interview, Mr. Soptic said he thought the ad was fair. But he also said of Mr. Romney: "I'm not blaming him for her death. I wouldn't do that."
Mr. Soptic said that his wife was receiving health insurance through her employer at the time he lost his job at GST Steel, though she later suffered an injury, left her job and lost her insurance coverage. He could not say precisely when this occurred.
Mr. Soptic said that after he lost his job, he found work as a school custodian about six months later and had the option to put her on his insurance plan. But he opted not to, he said, because he could not afford the more than $350 monthly premium on the $25,000 salary he was making, on top of paying his mortgage and a daughter's college tuition. Ilyona Soptic was diagnosed with cancer in 2006 and died that year.
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This lying fool chose to pay for his daughter’s college tuition rather than his wife’s insurance. As though the daughter could not have attended Junior college or gone part time and worked.
Obama’s lying is truly evil. This man’s comfort with lying is telling.
No wonder this guy does not want to talk about it anymore. He is getting creamed as the facts surface. Heck he would be getting a fine under Obamacare for not buying health insurance.
Wonder what this dirtbag’s car payment was. Talk about pissing on your wife’s grave.
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This guy can remember his $25,000 salary amount, and the $350 a month cost of his health insurance from 10 years ago, but he can't remember when his wife was injured on the job? Especially an injury that led to her leaving her job? That's BS.
Soptic admits Bain Capital offered him a buyout...
I’m thinkin’ maybe through wrong priorities that Soptic himself “killed his wife”.
At any rate, he’s scum, putting an Obama2012 bumper sticker on his wife’s gravesite (hypothetically speaking).
Funny, ain’t it? The lst Joe was a plumber, and through him, we knew obama for exactly what he was. Now here is joe number 2, (pun intended,) showing us obama was even worse than we thought...if that’s possible.
The moral of the story is that it takes a plumber to get rid of unwanted number 2.
If you buy an American company you owe the employees and their families health insurance for life.
KC has some great junior colleges which are relatively inexpensive. Apparently he felt his daughter was more important than his wife. Bad choice IMO. And people wonder why some young adults expect everything to be handed to them.
Probably not hypothetical at all.
My mom said today unprovoked
The PResident is a liar.
That’s how bad Obama has gotten.What goes around comes around.
So he killed his own wife. Romney had nothing to do with it.
I’ve been laid off three times. You readjust priorities and budgets to get through. For a responsible person (obviously not a Democrat), you purchase COBRA insurance to tide you over and make sure you and your family are protected against catastrophe.
He’s a moron who gambled with the lives of his wife and family. I’m very sorry he lost his wife to cancer, but foregoing catastrophic health coverage is not a wise life decision.
What kind of scum would participate with the DNC in doing this kind of ad? Oh, I know. A typical Democrat. They really are sick.
The more I read, the more it sounds like this man is just desperate to blame someone for the consequences of his own decisions. Possibly he is desperately needy for attention, too.
The really sad part is that Zippy’s campaign is so pathetic that they are willing to exploit this, regardless of the facts.
Hard to tell the bigger dirtbag. Septic or his Kenyan idol.
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