Thursday, May 03, 2012

Romney: Outsourced Pins

Republican candidate, Mitt Romney, was bragging about how he had some lapel pins made in preparation for the Olympics.  The pin said, "We Stand United."  That is a very nice thought, however, Romney outsourced the production of the pin to China (see Think Progress).

...Outsourcing has been a latent issue in the campaign, and just yesterday the Obama campaign released an ad hitting Romney for “shipp[ing] American jobs to places like Mexico and China” when he led Bain Capital. Indeed, Bain was outsourcing jobs even while Romney was governor. And his top economic adviser Greg Mankiw (who was recently promoted to chairman of Harvard’s economics department) said that “offshoring” American jobs is a good thing.

Meanwhile, Lynn Sweet at the Chicago Sun-Times notes that a conference call hosted by the Republican National Committee (RNC) yesterday attacking President Obama for “high unemployment” was hosted by a firm in The Philippines (apparently a subcontractor of Verizon, whom the RNC used).

These Republicans just don't care about saving American jobs.