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Romney recalls "humorous" story of his dad closing factory

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What a knee-slapper. Who hasn't made jokes about shutting down a factory and leaving someone jobless? Get it? Families were on unemployment and had to struggle to get by. Hysterical! Life at the Romney mansion must be a laugh a minute as they cut down the 99%-ers who have to work for a living.

"One of (the) most humorous stories, I think, relates to my father. You may remember my father, George Romney, was president of an automobile company called American Motors," Romney said, according to audio of the call posted by ABC News and first reported by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

"They had a factory in Michigan, and they had a factory in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and another one in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. And as the president of the company he decided to close the factory in Michigan and move all the production to Wisconsin. Now, later he decided to run for governor of Michigan and so you can imagine that having closed the factory and moved all the production to Wisconsin was a very sensitive issue to him, for his campaign," he said.

Romney laughed about the incident and about how it affected his dad, a three-term Michigan governor.

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