VIDEO: Mitt Romney "should lose the election just on this issue."

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

United Steelworkers' Leo Gerard spoke out on behalf of the non-union workers on the Ed Show:

"This is a disgrace! [Mitt Romney] should lose the election just on this issue."

"This can't be the America we're headed to. We've gotta stop this from happening."

To refresh your memory, the Bain-owned company, Sensata, is outsourcing Illinois jobs to China; employees want Mitt Romney to intervene. The soon-to-be-ex-workers have been forced to train their own Chinese replacements, and to add insult to injury, had to take down the American flag (added: temporarily). That's right, Bain Capital forced Sensata to take down an American flag and put up a Chinese one.

Their jobs are being shipped to China in November.

How's that for patriotism? America first, right Mitt?

New York Times:

“[Romney] owns about $8 million worth of Bain funds that hold 51 percent of Sensata’s shares.  If Sensata saves money by closing the Freeport plant, that could add money to Mr. Romney’s trust accounts, now or after the election.”

The company is located in Freeport, Illinois, but now they soon-to-be-ex-employees are calling it "Romneyville, suburb of Bainsport."

------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Okay... It's fundraising time here at TPC. We really need your help to stay afloat.

You can use PayPal via 'donate' button in the sidebar or below, or use WePay button below.

Even a few dollars make a difference!



 

Donate to The Political Carnival using WePay

If you need a snail mail addy, feel free to email thepoliticalcarnival@gmail.com. Thank you.

We also still have our CafePress Political Carnival Swag Shop (with great coffee mugs)! Please visit it here: http://www.cafepress.com/politicalcarniv

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare
  • http://nefariousnewt.blogspot.com NefariousNewt

    What was that Romney said during the debate, about having been in business for a while and never having heard of a tax deduction for shipping jobs overseas? Maybe Sensata will jog his memory.

  • http://twitter.com/ardentglam EmeraldDeb

    Sadly, it has gotten to the point that not even something as demeaning, un-American and  unpatriotic as this will not move republicans who want Obama out of the WH.

  • http://twitter.com/Aqua_Buddah Jason Rowe

    Damn straight, Romney should lose the election. I can't believe there's not VEHEMENT outrage on this, and myriad other insanely disqualifying issues Mitt's in up to his eyeballs.  Character doesn't matter to the 45+% of people who say they are going to vote for this man?! It's sickening!