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Dr Sardonicus
10-15-2012, 10:50 PM
<span style='font-size: 17pt'>Is This Why Romney Won't Talk to Sensata Workers Whose Jobs Are Being Shipped to China?</span>
Saturday, 13 October 2012 12:17
By Dave Johnson, Campaign for America's Future | News Analysis

On the campaign trail Romney says we shouldn't ship jobs to China and should "crack down" on China trade problems. But he refuses to help or even meet with the Sensata workers whose jobs are being shipped to China right now.

Why the refusal to line up his actions with his promises? A must-read, must-read, must-read news report explains how part of Romney's $450,000/week income comes from ... get this ... shipping jobs to China!

First, the background...

Sensata - Happening Today

Mitt Romney started the "private equity" firm Bain Capital. Bain purchases companies using "leveraged buyouts" that borrow huge sums using the purchased company's own assets as collateral, uses the borrowed money to immediately pay itself, then cuts costs by doing things like sending jobs to China, cutting wages and manipulating tax rules to cut taxes owed, along with standard big-business practices like consolidating business units, taking advantage of economies of scale not available to smaller competitors, squeezing distribution channels for price cuts, and other practices that bring competitive advantages. (See So DID Mitt Romney Really "Create Jobs" At Staples?) After reorganizing the purchased companies Bain then "harvests" them for profit.

One company Bain Capital purchased is Sensata, a sensor manufacturer that makes key components for our automobile supply chain. Sensata then announced it is closing a factory in Freeport, Ill., and sending the manufacturing and jobs to China. (China is engaged in efforts to dominate American auto supplies. See China Cheating Costs 400K Auto Parts Jobs and Why The Latest Trade Complaint Against China Matters.)

Bain/Sensata brought in Chinese workers and made the Freeport workers train them. Bain/Sensata is moving the equipment out of the Freeport factory and shipping it to China right now. The Freeport employees have set up a camp outside the factory that they call Bainport and are trying to stop the Bain trucks that are moving the equipment out for shipment to China. Supporters were arrested this week, trying to stop those trucks.
The Sensata employees heard Romney on the campaign trail, and somehow got the idea that he opposes sending our jobs to China. So they asked him to come to Freeport/Bainport and help them.

Read on to learn about Romney's response to the Sensata workers, and how Romney is actually making big money right now from shipping their jobs to China.

http://youtu.be/grQTuIYnreg

"The week before they came they took the American flag down outside the plant. The week after they left they put it back up."

Continue reading here: LINK (http://truth-out.org/news/item/12099-is-this-why-romney-wont-talk-to-sensata-workers-whose-jobs-are-being-shipped-to-china)

eg8r
10-16-2012, 07:24 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">On the campaign trail Romney says we shouldn't ship jobs to China and should "crack down" on China trade problems. But he refuses to help or even meet with the Sensata workers whose jobs are being shipped to China right now.

Why the refusal to line up his actions with his promises?</div></div>Which promise is the author referring to?

Why aren't lefties able to understand the difference between Romney's position at Bain and the position of POTUS? Why do lefties get pissed off at Romney for doing what he says he will do in the private sector (make as much money legally possible) and then not believing he will do what he says if he becomes POTUS?

eg8r

LWW
10-16-2012, 08:09 AM
Because they are told what they "BELIEVE" by their party masters.

As has been demonstrated here many times, they will obediently "BELIEVE" one day what they denounced the day before and "BELIEVE" tomorrow what tey denounce today ... without ever seeing the conflict.

But ... don't hate the parrot, hate the parrot's trainer.