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Thu Oct 4, 2012, 12:54 PM
Peaceful Protester (215 posts)
22. Romney Debate Lie #01: (in no particular order)
"The second topic, which is you said you get a deduction for taking a plant overseas. Look, I've been in business for 25 years. I have no idea what you're talking about. I maybe need to get a new accountant. But the idea that you get a break for shipping jobs overseas is simply not the case."
-- Mitt Romney, First presidential debate, University of Denver - (Oct. 3, 2012)
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston) has joined workers in asking Romney to show up and help.
Illinois' Governor Pat Quinn has visited the workers in Freeport, and asks Congress to pass the Bring Jobs Home Act. The Bring Jobs Home Act would eliminate the tax breaks that encourage companies like Bain and Sensata to close factories here and send the jobs and the work to countries like China, with the cash stopping off in the Cayman Islands for a quick tax cleansing. The Bring Jobs Home Act was recently filibustered by Senate Republicans.
Sensata workers collected 35,000 petition signatures, asking Romney to come to Freeport to help save the workers' jobs. This video shows what happened when they tried to deliver these petitions and a letter at a Romney campaign office in Madison. Instead of accepting the letter and petitions, the campaign locked them out and called the police.
The Sensata workers have had to train their replacements from China, and had their severance packages reduced. They are now fighting to save their jobs in Freeport, Illinois from being outsourced to China.
Sensata workers attack Romney's profit 'harvest' comments
"He's getting a tax break on Sensata stocks while Sensata sends our jobs to China," said Sensata worker Cheryl Randecker.
Mitt Romney Gets Tax Break Off Firm Sending Jobs To China
The workers have pleaded with GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, the founder of Bain Capital, to exert his considerable influence to save their jobs. So far, he has declined to weigh in, and the factory is scheduled to close by the end of the year.
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