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posted: 10/23/2012 5:00 AM

Romney's Bain has acted heartlessly

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Does Mitt Romney honestly "love America," as he swears he does? Gov. Romney used to be CEO of Bain Capital, and he still benefits directly from the businesses. Bain has recently outsourced Sensata Technologies, an auto parts manufacturer in Freeport, Ill., to China. Facing the loss of their jobs and income -- with the added injury of having to train their Chinese replacements -- Sensata employees have repeatedly petitioned Romney to use his influence with Bain, the controlling company, to stop this outsourcing and save their jobs. Romney has ignored all these employees' requests to intervene on their behalf.

Thank goodness former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson and President Obama saved General Motors with their stimulus plan and related intervention to prevent General Motors from going under. Today GM plants in Ohio and Pennsylvania have hired thousands more employees, and GM's stock price has increased.

Gov. Romney has consistently outsourced many jobs and manufacturing operations from the U.S. to other countries. He has outsourced his own money by keeping portions of it in the Cayman Islands and Switzerland. Even fellow Republicans like Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich call Romney the "vulture" capitalist, and it's no wonder. Through the years many outstanding publications have followed Bain Capital's repeated, heartless policy of closing down companies and sending the jobs to India and China. Newspapers like The Boston Globe, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Forbes and The New York Times have all reported on these events.

So does Romney really love America, as he claims? These actions tell a different story.

Ginny Applegren


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