Mitt Romney — June 22, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Romney responds to WaPo article about Bain Capital’s shipping jobs overseas. Well, sorta.


Maybe you’d be better off just shutting up, Mitt

Mitt Romney responded today to the well-researched Washington Post article that described how Bain Capital was an investor/owner of companies that were “pioneers in the practice of shipping work from the United States…overseas”.

I’m not sure that it helped.

The response seems akin to the proverbial “it depends on what your definition of ‘is’ is.” Maybe YOU can sort it out:

“This is a fundamentally flawed story that does not differentiate between domestic outsourcing versus offshoring nor versus work done overseas to support U.S. exports. Mitt Romney spent 25 years in the real world economy so he understands why jobs come and they go,” Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul said. “As president, he will implement policies that make it easier and more attractive for companies to create jobs here at home. President Obama’s attacks on profit and job creators make it less attractive to create jobs in the U.S.”

I have to confess, I don’t understand why the article needed to get into a discussion about the definitions of “domestic outsourcing” and “offshoring”. The article was very clear that many jobs were sent overseas (i.e., “offshored”.) Romney seems to be arguing otherwise but facts, God bless ’em, are stubborn things.

Also, considering that the number of new regulations on businesses is down under President Obama, the stock market is decidedly UP under President Obama, private sector profits are unquestionably UP under president Obama and government payrolls are shrinking under President Obama, it’s hard to understand how Romney gets away with suggesting that there are attacks on “profit and job creators” by President Obama.

Come on, journalists. Won’t some of you call him on this bullshit???

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