"I like being able to fire people who provide services to me," Romney told business executives in New Hampshire on Monday. As part of a discussion on healthcare insurance, Romney said if he isn't getting a "good service, I want to say, I'm going to get someone else."

Romney later attempted to clarify the statement, saying that his line about liking to "fire people" had been "taken out of context."

"As you know, I was speaking about insurance companies and the need to be able to make a choice," he told reporters claiming that the statement was intended to be a criticism of President Obama's healthcare plan.