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In July 2011, General Electric Co.(GE) announced that it was moving its X-ray business headquarters, consisting of FOUR executives, from Waukesha, Wisconsin, to Bejjing, China.
GE did NOT announce that it was moving the X-ray division itself to China and said they did not expect the move to result in any job losses among the 120 employees currently employed at the General Electric X-ray unit based in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
Since 2009, GE has announced plans to create more than 15,500 American jobs and is building 15 new factories in the U.S. Just in 2011, GE added 10,000 new jobs. These high-value manufacturing jobs will produce jet engines, turbines, appliances and other goods.
Originally posted by xuenchen
So let me get this straight.
In reality, Romney has absolutely nothing to do with management decisions at Sensata's Freeport plant .... right ?
And maybe some Obama policies have allowed this to happen ... Maybe ?
And are we hearing those affected employees blaming Romney or Obama ?
Who will they vote for now ?
I respectfully disagree with your statements. Just because Obama knew and looked up to a man who quite a few people think is radically racist, it doesn't mean he practiced its doctrine. He just knew him at a time where he might have felt a void since his black father was not there for him.
Although I admit that Obama's relationships with black liberation theology have the potential to affect his leadership of this country, drinking heavily at college or womanizing have nothing to do with leading a country.
Tom Gaulrapp, an employee who’s operated machines at the Freeport factory for 33 years said he’s afraid he’ll go bankrupt after he loses his job on Nov. 5. “This goes to show the unbelievable hypocrisy of this man,” he said of Mr. Romney. “He talks about how we need to get tough on China and stop China from taking our jobs, and then he is making money off shipping our jobs there.”
Originally posted by 3chainz
Mitt Romney hates America and cannot be trusted to lead it. He wants to murderer America, like he did all those companies at Bain...and all those American jobs.
Originally posted by Blackmarketeer
The Image and Story That Should Ruin Romney
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.
Note, earlier reports Sensata's Freeport plant took down the American flag and raised a Chinese one were incorrect - however, Sensata DID remove the American flag in deference to the Chinese trainees being brought in to the Freeport plant - of course, the real story is the fact that Bain Capital, using the very blueprint and business model Romney created, and which he will directly profit from, is forcing more American workers out of work, AND demanding they train their Chinese replacements.
Romney owns $8 million worth of Bain funds controlling 51% of Sensata shares, which it acquired - and is currently "harvesting" for profits.
VIDEO: Mitt Romney “should lose the election just on this issue.”
“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.”
-- United Steelworkers’ Leo Gerard
Romney's Bain Capital did what they do best. They bought out a company called Sensata Tech and are in the process of outsourcing it to China.
They even brought in Chinese workers for the current employees to train. Yea, they were forced to train their own replacements.
And Bain Capital forced the company to take down their American flag and put up a Chinese flag while they trained them.
A Chinese flag was flying over a Bain-owned factory in Freeport, Illinois.
This is our economy if Romney wins.
From Crooks and Liars:
Right now in Freeport, Illinois, some 170 workers at an auto sensor plant are sleeping in tents to protest Bain-owned Sensata Technology’s decision to ship their jobs to China.
The company recently made factory officials take down the American flag when they were forced to train their Chinese replacement workers, according to Tom Gaulrapp, with the United Steelworkers Union.
That's un-American, my friends.
This is taking place as Mitt Romney tries to convince people to believe that he doesn’t know about Bain's shipping American jobs overseas. He is trying to distance himself from Bain Capital, a pioneer of outsourcing where Romney made a fortune as CEO.
Another employee losing her job, Mary Jo Kerr, is a young mom of three. She's heartbroken because she can’t afford dance lessons for her daughter. Another is Dot Turner, so close to retirement, but will not receive it. Instead Dot will get just 26 weeks’ severance for 43 years of work in the plant.
Listen to their stories in the video above, and be sure to note the Chinese flag flying in front of the plant at about 1:10 into the video...in Illinois.
The soon-to-be ex-workers, who were forced to train their own Chinese replacements, have set up a protest 'tent city' across the street from the Freeport, Illinois plant, calling it 'Bainport'. From the Ed Show, "Greetings from Bainport":
FINAL UPDATE: The #Sensata Story Could Destroy Romney
Update: A Chinese Flag Flying in Freeport, Illinois?
Is This Why Romney Won't Talk to Sensata Workers Whose Jobs Are Being Shipped to China?
Workers beg Romney to stop latest Bain outsourcing
As Romney Repeats Trade Message, Bain Maintains China Ties
Romney's Company Forces U.S. Flag to Be Lowered in Illinois
It took place as Chinese workers replaced U.S. workers losing their jobs.
(WASHINGTON DC) - (Link to follow up story posted below) If Mitt Romney is elected president, the American flag itself may actually be restricted from flying
Originally posted by babybunnies
Problem is, the neo cons who think Romney is the better choice won't listen to anything like this.
They're only voting for him "because he's not Obama".
The least likeable candidate in history.
Originally posted by Screwed
reply to post by slugger9787
Right you are.
If people don't knock this # off on a hurry,
I won't be the only one who is screwed.