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In response to Burr Deming's
Mitt Romney Not Responsible After February 1999
As far as the bad things, the people hurt? Shouldn't we give Mitt the benefit of the doubt, in spite of official signings and SEC filings? All that technical stuff?
- Burr Deming, July 13, 2012
Just for the sake of argument, let’s assume that everything the mendacious Obama campaign has said about Romney being an outsourcer in chief is true. The fact would still remain that Romney did so with his OWN capital.
How this lessens the responsibility for Obama's mismanagement of our economy and the subsequent loss of millions of American jobs due directly to his policies escapes me, especially since many of those job losses were outsourced because of those very policies.
There are myriads of examples of outsourcing of jobs due to Obama's $787 billion stimulus package of TAXPAYER's money. One of these many examples is North Carolina-based LED manufacturer Cree Inc., which reaped $39 million through a stimulus-funded tax credit program in January 2010. In November 2009, the company built a manufacturing plant in Huizhou City, China, which is the harbor for more than half of the company’s employees.
Then there is the foreign investment scheme spurred on by Obama’s stimulus law that involves a Japanese wind energy firm Eurus Energy, whose American subsidiary, Eurus Energy America, collected $91 million in stimulus funding to initiate construction of a wind farm in Texas. As it turns out, the wind farm was allegedly built using turbines manufactured by Mitsubishi — another Japanese company.
Continuing, perhaps the most damning paragon of the Obama administration’s subsidization of foreign companies involves a $500-million loan guarantee siphoned to Finnish automaker Fisker Automotive. A component of the Energy Department’s alternative-fuel vehicle program, the loan was intended to bolster Fisker’s presence in the U.S. manufacturing market. However, claiming it was unable to find a viable location in the United States, Fisker never built a domestic facility, deciding instead to cease its U.S. operations and continue building vehicles in Finland.
Again, I think this tactic by the left is simply smoke and mirrors. Wave something shiny over here to distract the public from paying attention to what has already happened over there.
Lord knows that if Obama's policies were successful and had managed to turn the American economy around as per all of his flowery rhetoric saying that he would, then there would be absolutely no need to obfuscate and point out or create shortcomings about his opponent. His own accomplishments would be a strong and unassailable platform from which to run a positive campaign. Of course, when one doesn't have such facts on one's side, it then becomes incumbent to try and tear down one's opponent. (Yes, I am aware that Romney is also guilty of this tactic during the GOP primaries.) All of that said, again if one assumes your charges against Romney were accurate, is it better to outsource jobs using one’s own money, or is it better to do so as a government official using taxpayer dollars?
I would submit to Burr and his readers that this is precisely what Obama is doing, and that Burr is, unfortunately, buying into it.
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