"My closest aides convinced me the shorter slogan was best, even though I preferred the one I actually said about a year before I was fired by HP for decreased profits and basically running things into the ground. I firmly believe that if we cannot compete with China and India in the technology sector then the United States should not try to protect American jobs over increased corporate profit," stated a smiling Fiorina.
Carly Fiorina speaking at the 2015 CPAC in Maryland in February 2015.
(Photo: Gage Skidmore)
The GOP presidential candidate - *who has erroneously been given the title "The First Woman To Lead A Fortune 500 Company - said she was not fired for "decreased HP profits," but for making "too much profit and wanting to get rid of more employees."
"American labor better shape up or get used to lower wages or die on the side of the street, because I will not protect them even though it would be within my power to do so as president," said Fiorina, whose firing from HP in February 2005 made the company's stock price rise approximately 7% that day.
* Title belongs to Washington Post Company’s Katharine Graham