Thu Jul 19, 2012, 05:00 PM
OneAngryDemocrat (2,014 posts)
Lincoln/Douglas Redux: BRING ROMNEY/OBAMA DEBATE TO FREEPORT, ILLINOIS
Mitt Romney opposes The Bring Jobs Home Act, aka S. 3364, which the President endorses. As Freeport, Illinois prepares to shed another 170 jobs to outsourcing, we, as Americans, need to question our candidates on the economy, international trade, and what is gained - and lost - with globalization.
To that end, the Rockford Sons of Liberty is asking each and everyone of our patriots to telephone the following elected officials and candidates running for elected office to support a Presidential debate on the same hallowed ground where Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas debated the great issues of their day.
Please call Sen. Dick Durbin's Rock Island office between 8:30 am to 4:30 pm @ (309) 786-5173 and urge the Senator to support bringing the two Presidential candidates to Freeport, Illinois.
Please call the Obama for America Campaign @ 312-698-3670 and urge the President to debate his challenger in Freeport, Illinois.
Please call the Mitt Romney Campaign @ 857-288-3500 and urge the Governor to debatethe President in Freeport, Illinois.
This will be an ongoing, daily, event. That is to say, call these three numbers every day, and ask them how the plans are going in organizing this event. Politely remind whomever it is you speak to to expect a follow-up call the following day until the parties involved agree to come to Freeport, Illinois and answer to the American people.
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Response to OneAngryDemocrat (Original post)
Thu Jul 19, 2012, 05:07 PM
AnotherMcIntosh (11,064 posts)
1. Apparently they both agree on one issue:
Trans-Pacific negotiations have been taking place throughout the Obama presidency. The deal is strongly supported by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the top lobbying group for American corporations. Obama's Republican opponent in the 2012 presidential elections, Mitt Romney, has urged the U.S. to finalize the deal as soon as possible.
But even if they are both in agreement on the pending job-transferring "free-trade" agreement, wouldn't it be more consistent with a goal to not outsource jobs if the Obama Administration would not sign another let's-send-more-jobs-to-foreign-countries "free-trade" agreement?
Mayby it would help if the Administration would discontinue participating in the negotiations?