As of this week, Bain Capital began the process of shipping 170 American jobs to China. In August news outlets reported that employees of the Midwestern manufacturing plant, Sensata, owned by Bain Capital pleaded for Mitt Romney to intervene on their behalf and ask Bain Capital to put American jobs before their personal financial profit.
The workers have been seeking an audience with Romney, having made trips to campaign offices in Madison, Wis., and Davenport, Iowa, though [Romney,] the presumptive GOP nominee apparently hasn't warmed to the idea of a sit-down. A Romney spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment, and Bain has not been commenting on the Sensata plant closure to the press.The same news article states that the workers realize Romney no longer works at Bain Capital, but they say they were hoping to meet with Romney in hopes that he convince Bain Capital that American jobs are important and negotiate with the workers to see if some agreement could be worked out to prevent Bain Capital from shipping jobs to China.
The workers argued that even though Romney has no position at Bain, they believe he could wield enough influence to scuttle the plant closure. Gaulrapp called that "our miracle, that he would step in and save these jobs."The workers were so desperate to keep their jobs that they set up a camp across the street from the factory and said they would camp out there until Mitt Romney would meet them.
Dozens of Sensata workers whose jobs are being outsourced to China are protesting across the street from the factory, camping out in a tent community they're calling "Bainport". Protesters say they will be living in "Bainport" until Mitt Romney comes to discuss the outsourcing of jobs in America.Gosh, Romney would not even sit down with them? Wait a minute! Didn't Romney tell us during the Debate about the people he meets on the Campaign Trail who have lost their jobs recently?
Ann yesterday was at a rally in Denver and a woman came up to her with a baby in her arms and said, "Ann, my husband has had four jobs in three years, part-time jobs. He's lost his most recent job and we've now just lost our home. Can you help us?"Indeed, the only way Romney or Ann Romney could "help" the Bain Capital factory workers whose jobs are being shipped to China is, as Romney says to "take a different path."
And the answer is, yes, we can help, but it's going to take a different path. Not the one we've been on,
~Romney at Debate October 2012
A great path would be if Mitt Romney and other vulture capitalist realize that we all make more money and we all can make America economic powerhouse if American Corporations would stop destroying American families by shipping their jobs to sweatshops overseas.
Oh but wait, it gets better. Even though Mitt Romney refuses to give these workers the time of day, his campaign actually said it is President Obama's fault that Bain Capital is shipping 170 American jobs to China.
"Governor Romney has not worked at Bain Capital for over a decade, but for four years President Obama has been presiding over an economy that is creating too few jobs and sending more jobs overseas. Despite the President being invested in Sensata through his personal pension fund, and the government owning a major Sensata customer in GM, President Obama has not used his powers to help this situation in any way."— Curt Cashour, Romney Campaign SpokesmanNaturally, Romney's Campaign is lying. President Obama has, in fact, tried to stop Corporations from Shipping Jobs to China and other countries.
In July 2012, Republicans once again, filibustered and Blocked Democrat's Anti-Outsourcing Bill.
In 2010, Republicans Filibustered and Blocked President Obama's Anti-Outsourcing Bill and journalist's in India were happy.
The take-away is that a "Romney Economic Recovery" would not even bother to listen to American workers whose lives are being destroyed by having their jobs shipped overseas.
I hope the Denver woman holding a baby that alleged asked Ann Romney for "help" reads this.
I admit, I am baffled that candidate for President of America, Mitt Romney, would not even give American workers, who are employees of a Bain Capital factory, the time of day knowing their jobs were being shipped to China by Bain Capital.
Actually, back in August, when I first read about Bain Capital shipping American jobs to China I actually thought Romney would step in and try to stop the move. I thought surely to gawd a candidate for President would at the very least even pretend to give a damn about those Bain employees and would love the photo optics of him (Mitt) stopping the Bain Capital factory's move to China.
Ya know what, I really hope the media picks up on this story. Especially the part where Mitt Romney would not even so much as meet with these people.