For Immediate Release
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June 22, 2012
Contact: Jerame Davis
National Stonewall Democrats Blasts Mitt Romney’s Breathtaking Hypocrisy on Jobs: Former Corporate Raider Says He Would Protect American Jobs but in Private Sector He Was a Pioneer in the Practice of Shipping Jobs Overseas
Washington Post Investigation Finds that Mitt Romney Invested in and Profited Off of Companies that Moved Jobs Overseas: LINK
Washington, DC: National Stonewall Democrats today released the following statement blasting Mitt Romney on his breathtaking hypocrisy on jobs as chronicled in a Washington Post investigation, which found that while Mitt Romney pays lip service to protecting American jobs on the campaign trail he was, in fact, a pioneer in the private sector practice of outsourcing jobs overseas. National Stonewall Democrats Executive Director Jerame Davis issued the following statement:
"Today’s Washington Post story confirms what many already suspected: During his time at Bain Capital, Mitt Romney consistently placed profits before people and bottom lines ahead of assembly lines. The story shows that while Mitt Romney was actively running Bain Capital, it invested in and owned companies that ‘were pioneers in the practice of shipping work from the United States to overseas call centers and factories making computer components.’ That’s not what American families - LGBT or otherwise - are looking for in a President.
"The fact is, it’s ‘Romney Economics’ to the core. It may have been a sweetheart arrangement for Mitt Romney, but for middle class Americans who saw their jobs moved overseas to increase Mitt’s profit margins, it was a raw deal. With this in mind, Mitt Romney’s hypocrisy on the issue of jobs is breathtaking. On the campaign trail he says he’ll protect American jobs, but it turns out that Mitt Romney was one of the founding fathers of outsourcing American jobs – while raking in millions for himself.
"President Obama knows we need an economy built to last that creates jobs of the future and makes things the rest of the world buys - not one built on outsourcing, tax loopholes, and risky financial deals that jeopardize our entire economy and threaten the security of the middle class. That’s not what Mitt Romney wants - he has a long and documented history of placing short term gains for himself ahead of the long term well-being of middle class American workers. ‘Romney Economics’ didn’t work for Massachusetts, it didn’t work for middle class workers who saw their jobs shipped overseas, and it’s not going to work for LGBT middle class families.
"LGBT families are disproportionately affected by economic hardship and Mitt Romney's plan would make things even worse for LGBT workers. The federal marriage amendment he has pledged to pursue would bar married LGBT couples from ever taking advantage of the more than 1,100 federal benefits bestowed upon legally sanctioned marriages. Of course, Romney's hostility toward working LGBT families doesn't stop there - he also opposes the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would outlaw discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
"President Obama is the only candidate who will work to build our economy and protect LGBT workers and families.”
National Stonewall Democrats is the national voice of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied Democrats, with more than 80 local affiliates across the nation. Stonewall Democrats works to elect more pro-equality Democrats regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity - and to improve the Democratic Party on issues important to LGBT Democrats.