Obama says Romney shipped jobs out of US
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#1 Jun 26, 2012
Tuesday, June 26, 2012Obama says Romney shipped jobs out of US
By Ken Thomas THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
President Barack Obama addresses a fundraiser last night at Bostons Symphony Hall.(THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)BOSTON President Barack Obama, campaigning in Mitt Romneys backyard, criticized his Republican rival anew Monday for what his re-election campaign says is a record of shipping American jobs overseas.
Gov. Romneys commitment to outsourcing is not just part of his record, its part of his overall economic vision that he and Republicans in Congress want to implement if they win this election, Obama said.
The Obama campaign has seized on reports that the private equity firm Romney once ran made investments in companies that were described as pioneers in outsourcing jobs to China and India. The Romney campaign says the reports do not differentiate between domestic outsourcing and offshoring and dont take into account work done overseas to support U.S. exports.
During a campaign event in New Hampshire, Obama said that explanation would do little to satisfy workers who have had their jobs moved overseas.
You dont need someone trying to explain to you the difference between outsourcing and offshoring, he said.You need someone whos going to wake up every single day and fight for American jobs and investments here in the United States.
The president, with his suit coat off and his shirt-sleeves rolled up, wiped sweat off his face during his 30 minute remarks to a 1,200-person crowd crammed into a hot Oyster River High School gymnasium in Durham, N.H. Later, he spoke to a boisterous crowd of about 1,800 at Symphony Hall in Boston.
Romney campaign spokesman Ryan Williams said Obama was resorting to false and discredited attacks to divert attention from his abysmal economic record.
Obamas first stops on a two-day, four-state campaign trip were taking him into Romneys backyard. The presumptive Republican nominee has a vacation home in New Hampshire and served as governor of neighboring Massachusetts, where Obama went for an evening of campaign fundraisers.
As Obama arrived at Symphony Hall on Monday evening, a sizable crowd of onlookers gathered and a group of Romney supporters held a large blue Romney sign and chanted,Mitt-Mitt-Mitt. A group of Obama supporters chanted back,O-Bama and Yes, We Can.
The Romney camp, in a bit of a taunt, sent Romneys campaign bus circling around Symphony Hall before Obamas arrival, then parked it two blocks away as the president spoke to his supporters.
Obama was introduced by Elizabeth Warren, the Harvard University professor and Democratic challenger to Republican Sen. Scott Brown in this election. Warren chaired the congressional oversight panel that oversaw the government financial bailout and was an outspoken advocate for Wall Street regulations and a consumer financial protection board that Congress ultimately passed in 2010.
Romney and the Republicans, Warren said,want to repeal all the financial reforms so that Wall Street can call all the shots.
In his own remarks at Symphony Hall, Obama derided Romney and his allies.
They argue if we help corporations and wealthy investors maximize their profits by whatever means necessary whether its by layoffs, or outsourcing or union busting that that will automatically translate into jobs and prosperity and benefit all of us, the president said.
Obama said in New Hampshire and Boston that they would have the final say over how Washington moves forward in solving the nations problems.
In Boston Obama was attending three fundraisers that were expected to bring in at least $3.1 million for his re-election campaign. He also planned to raise money Tuesday in Atlanta and Miami.
#2 Jun 26, 2012
Every citizen should read this article and to be given a voter registration card.
This is everything in a nut shell!! Repair this Republican greed machine that has been ruining America and 1)Our economy would strengthen 2) our nations Math and Science scores would significantly improve 3) government spending would decrease by atleast 50% 4) Government revenues would increase making its bond rating superior in the world 5) Hard working Americans could earn a living again
We need to circulate voter registration cards to every American. It is time to stand up and vote once and for all!!!!!
"Poor" Scott Brown has voted against EVERY pro-American/ANTI OUTSOURCING bill that has been brought up for a vote!!!!
The Corporations are exclusively funding the Republicans war chess!!
Our country needs to produce things!!!!! Don't listen to any other BS!!
After the Bush cronies outsourced almost every American job for profit we were left with education as our product.
This resource was outsourced as well! Those receiving Bush tax cuts invested in Dubai and the outsourcing!
America cannot sustain the Romneys of this country to be able to earn 20 Million a year!! It is not workable, PERIOD!!!
Let me explain; anyone who received the Bush tax cut that was earning a million a year is now earning 20 Million a year. This is not sustainable for our economy!!!!!
The more jobs that are outsourced the more Millions that they make per year. They are bankrupting America! Obama was forced to spend as the population was out of food and out of jobs opportunities!!!!
This Romney way is unsustainable, Period!!! This is why there big issue is "Health care " for all Americans!!! They act like this law is the reason for our faultering economy!!
This law was just enacted!!!!!! There other gripe is "FOOD STAMPS"!!!!! The Republicans point at this program as the fault for a bad economy!!
geeze Romney I now that you are not starving at a $20 Million dollar a year take but for Gods sake the family now receiving food stamps use to work in a $20 Thousand dollar a year job before you outsourced his job position in order to double your salary!!!!!
Some will squell like greasy pigs "It is called free enterprise, Lynch"....
No, it has been free wheeling to outsource all Hard working American jobs as we then listen to you bitch about these hard working Americans having to then resort to collecting food stamps!!
Americans needs to vote, Period. Until then the Republicans such as Scott brown and the Mitt Romneys will continue to outsource jobs in exchange for campaign cash!!
#3 Jun 26, 2012
Out of touch with every day Americans? Who me? Naw...
Just because I write off more than you make caring for a Horse that does pretty much what I do, prance around the country in luxury!!
"Mr. Romneys image as a man in touch with the concerns of average Americans. As millions tune in to the Olympics in prime time this summer, just before Mr. Romney will be reintroducing himself to the nation at the Republican convention, viewers are likely to see up close and personal segments on NBC about the Romneys and dressage, a sport of six-figure horses and $1,000 saddles. The Romneys declared a loss of $77,000 on their 2010 tax returns for the share in the care and feeding of Rafalca, which Mrs. Romney owns with Mr. Ebelings wife, Amy, and a family friend, Beth Meyers.
#4 Jun 26, 2012
Well, atleast Romney can justify the writeoff for his horse. What excuse does Obama have shipping his horse all over the world on private jets and vacations?
#5 Jun 26, 2012
on the taxpayers dime...no less, atleast Romney is spending his own money.
#6 Jun 26, 2012
Obama has a Horse he ships all over the country? Please send me the details cause I'd like to use that on my campaign and as far as we know, that is a crazy accusation.
#7 Jun 26, 2012
Psssst, don't tell anyone cause my supporters are just like you, ignorant, you apparently don't know what a write off is cause it's not actually spending money, it's tax avoidance!
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