Fri Oct 26, 2012, 11:52 AM
kpete (45,753 posts)
Obama, Chrysler: Romney's claim of Jeep outsourcing to China is false
Source: Detroit Free Press
Gualberto Ranieri, Chrysler’s vice president of communications, criticized those stories Thursday even before Romney made his comments.
“Let’s set the record straight: Jeep has no intention of shifting production of its Jeep models out of North America to China,” Ranieri said. “It’s simply reviewing the opportunities to return Jeep output to China for the world’s largest auto market. U.S. Jeep assembly lines will continue to stay in operation.”
In fact, Chrysler is investing $500 million at its Toledo North Assembly Plant and plans to add 1,105 new workers by the third quarter of 2013 to build an all-new SUV that will replace the Jeep Liberty.
After Romney’s remarks, the Obama campaign quickly retorted, emailing reporters with the following statement, according to Politico: “As Chrysler said today, ‘Jeep has no intention of shifting production of its Jeep models out of North America to China,’ ” the campaign emailed reporters. “And what’s more: President Obama has fought on behalf of U.S. auto workers by challenging unfair Chinese tariffs on U.S. auto exports to China, including Jeeps, while Romney would have let the American auto industry and a million jobs go under.”
Read more: http://www.freep.com/article/20121026/BUSINESS01/121026036/Obama-Chrysler-Romney-s-claim-of-Jeep-outsourcing-to-China-is-false?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE%7Cp
Jeep in China
by Gualberto Ranieri
October 25, 2012 4:24 PM
There are times when the reading of a newswire report generates storms originated by a biased or predisposed approach.
On Oct. 22, 2012, at 11:10 a.m. ET, the Bloomberg News report “Fiat Says Jeep® Output May Return to China as Demand Rises” stated “Chrysler currently builds all Jeep SUV models at plants in Michigan, Illinois and Ohio. Manley (President and CEO of the Jeep brand) referred to adding Jeep production sites rather than shifting output from North America to China.”
Despite clear and accurate reporting, the take has given birth to a number of stories making readers believe that Chrysler plans to shift all Jeep production to China from North America, and therefore idle assembly lines and U.S. workforce. It is a leap that would be difficult even for professional circus acrobats.
Let’s set the record straight: Jeep has no intention of shifting production of its Jeep models out of North America to China. It’s simply reviewing the opportunities to return Jeep output to China for the world’s largest auto market. U.S. Jeep assembly lines will continue to stay in operation. A careful and unbiased reading of the Bloomberg take would have saved unnecessary fantasies and extravagant comments.
The Morning Plum: Romney’s false scare story in Ohio
By Greg Sargent
“I saw a story today that one of the great manufacturers in this state, Jeep — now owned by the Italians — is thinking of moving all production to China,” Romney said at a rally in Defiance, Ohio, home to a General Motors powertrain plant. “I will fight for every good job in America. I’m going to fight to make sure trade is fair, and if it’s fair America will win.”
Romney was apparently responding to reports Thursday on right-leaning blogs that misinterpreted a recent Bloomberg News story earlier this week that said Chrysler, owned by Italian automaker Fiat SpA, is thinking of building Jeeps in China for sale in the Chinese market.
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Obama, Chrysler: Romney's claim of Jeep outsourcing to China is false (Original post)
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Response to kpete (Original post)
Fri Oct 26, 2012, 11:56 AM
randome (24,358 posts)
1. You know how sharks can't breathe unless they're in motion?
The Romdroid functions the same way. His energy is depleted unless he keeps moving his mouth. There is no time to check for facts or validations!
Response to kpete (Original post)
Fri Oct 26, 2012, 12:02 PM
SoapBox (9,706 posts)
5. I still say, the White House and Dems need to run with this...
It comes down to HONESTY and TRUTH!
Come on Dems...it's so easy to use against RMoney and Coupon Care Man.
Response to AdHocSolver (Reply #7)
Fri Oct 26, 2012, 01:34 PM
heaven05 (8,852 posts)
just like Christians taking preaches word for everything and not going to the book and fact checking for themselves. LIV's are just lazy, I think, No excuse for them or at least I can't find one.