See, Obama has between $50,000 and $100,000 in a defined benefit pension plan from the Illinois General Assembly (PDF). The Illinois General Assembly retirement system has some Sensata Technologies stock. So, uh, everyone look at Obama! He too stands to profit from Sensata—in 11 years when he becomes eligible to collect his pension from two jobs ago, a pension in which he's one of hundreds of participants in a $60 million fund (PDF). The Romney campaign, by the way, is billing this as Obama's "personal pension fund." Every other member of the Illinois state legislature, past and present, might be surprised to hear this.
As Steve Benen says, "It's awfully difficult to take this comparison seriously." If you're lucky enough to still have a defined benefit pension after years of people like Mitt Romney systematically stripping them from workers, do you control its investments? No? I didn't think so. Neither could Obama. Romney, on the other hand, built Bain Capital to do business this way, to close even profitable plants and send the jobs overseas to avoid paying workers more than 99 cents an hour. Romney has $8 million in the Bain funds that control Sensata, and he's able to do what he likes with the Sensata stock he holds, having transferred $700,000 of it to one of his foundations—in the process, reaping more money in tax deductions than Barack Obama's entire Illinois state pension is worth. There is no comparison.
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