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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 02:53 PM

Biden Blasts Romney’s Outsourcing Explanation...Calls It A "Cruel Joke"

Joe Biden: Romney’s Outsourcing Explanation ‘A Cruel Joke’
Benjy Sarlin June 27, 2012, 1:33 PM

Vice President Joe Biden kept up the heat on Mitt Romney’s investments at Bain Capital in companies that outsourced on Wednesday, telling a crowd in Dubuque, Iowa, that it went to the core of the governor’s economic philosophy.

“After days of saying nothing in response to our criticism for that policy, the Romney campaign responded, I think yesterday, by saying we just don’t get it, we don’t understand the difference … between offshoring and outsourcing,” Biden said. “If you’re looking for work, that’s a pretty cruel joke.”

He continued with an image straight out of a New Yorker cartoon: “I can picture one guy in my old neighborhood standing next to another guy in the unemployment line and saying, ‘Hey John, did you get offshored or outsourced?’”

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Arguing that Romney put outsourcing into practice in public policy, Biden went into an extended riff on a bill he vetoed in Massachusetts as governor that would have prevented state contractors from farming out operations overseas. At issue was a $160,000 contract with Citigroup, which used call centers in India to help manage the state’s food-stamp program. Biden called the measure a “cruel irony.”

http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/06/joe-biden-romneys-outsourcing-explanation-a-cruel-joke.php?ref=fpa

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Reply Biden Blasts Romney’s Outsourcing Explanation...Calls It A "Cruel Joke" (Original post)
Cali_Democrat Jun 2012 OP
sinkingfeeling Jun 2012 #1
gateley Jun 2012 #2
arcane1 Jun 2012 #3
BeyondGeography Jun 2012 #4
Lionessa Jun 2012 #5
JDPriestly Jun 2012 #6

Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 02:55 PM

1. I really like Joe.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 02:56 PM

2. I hope this gets through to the masses. nt

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 02:59 PM

3. "used call centers in India to help manage the state’s food-stamp program"

How can ANYONE justify such a thing???

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 03:02 PM

4. Darkly hilarious

Pretty damn good, Joe.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 03:08 PM

5. Unfortunately the admins words ring hollow when one knows this is going on.

 



I'm sorry, but yeah, Romney's a jerk, but while they're talking this up, they're selling our futures in new trade agreements and making corporations even more powerful, worldwide.

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Response to Lionessa (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:22 PM

6. True. And looking forward, they need to stop trade agreements until

labor and environmentalists and local governments are sitting at the table.

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