MILWAUKEE—Saying his struggle was illustrative of how our economic system has failed countless hardworking Americans over the past 20 years, Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina shared a heartbreaking story at Tuesday night’s GOP primary debate about a father of three who simply couldn’t meet his sales goals. “I met a man in Palo Alto, California by the name of Roger, a family man with three young daughters who worked his whole life to do his best and take care of them, but he lost a good tech-sector job after coming up less than a hundred units shy of his Q2 sales benchmark—his livelihood, his sense of security disappeared just like that,” said Fiorina, who explained how she would never forget the sad, desperate look in the man’s eyes as he told her how he worried about exhausting his savings and asked her if there was anything she could do for him. “And these stories are all too common. Over the years, I’ve met many people just like Roger, who did the best they could every day, only to have the rug swept out from under them when, through no fault of their own, their company entered disastrous mergers with other industry giants, labeled them as redundant, and sent them packing. How can workers get ahead in a system rigged like that?” Fiorina then blasted her opponents for being out of touch with the middle class, saying she was the only candidate who had met face-to-face with 30,000 regular Americans who had fallen on hard times.
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