Mitt Romney was never a “job creator”. Except maybe in China and India.
Mitt Romney’s financial company, Bain Capital, invested in a series of firms that specialized in relocating jobs done by American workers to new facilities in low-wage countries like China and India.
During the nearly 15 years that Romney was actively involved in running Bain, a private equity firm that he founded, it owned companies that were pioneers in the practice of shipping work from the United States to overseas call centers and factories making computer components, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Mitt Romney is so desperate to keep you from knowing that, that he went to the Washington Post and begged them to retract the story. The post is standing by it.
What’s more, the hard working Americans who lost their jobs because of him aren’t letting him run away from his record like Captain Etch-a-Sketch does with everything else.
When Romney made stops in Janesville and Dubuque Monday, he was just up the road from the town of Freeport, Illinois.
But Romney did not stop in Freeport, a town that like Janesville and Dubuque has been hard hit by trade and fiscal policies that encourage corporations to shutter US factories and ship jobs overseas—and that has been even harder hit by speculators who buy up factories, strip the assets and close them.
“Romney! Stop Bain Outsourcing to China”
“Mitt Romney Save Our Jobs”
“Romney: Instead of talking about JOBS, just don’t ship MINE to China”
The town that Romney’s work at Bain devastated is now a ghost town, and that’s what Mitt Romney’s economic policies will do to America. He’s the candidate of the 1%. He doesn’t care about you or me or anyone else outside his income group. He can’t identify with ordinary Arkansans or Americans, nor does he have any interest in trying. If he is elected, he will pursue economic policies that do the same thing he did at Bain on a national scale. That’s why this election is so important. The economy has just made a small recovery from the Bush years and is hanging on despite Republicans and their deliberate efforts to harm it in order to defeat President Obama. Elect Mitt Romney, and you can count on him ushering in a second Great Depression.
A vote for Mitt Romney is a vote against jobs. It’s as simple as that.