Wed Jun 27, 2012, 02:53 PM
Cali_Democrat (19,955 posts)
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?’”
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.”
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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 03:08 PM
Lionessa (3,894 posts)
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.