Romney Campaign Fighting Claims He Outsourced Jobs
Both the Romney and Obama campaigns increased the fight on Sunday over the claims the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s former business helped to increase a wave of off shoring and outsourcing that succeeded in sending many U.S. based jobs overseas.
The campaign for Obama has latched onto the claim that Bain Capital, Romney’s company at the time, contributed to the outsourcing that took place in the country. Obama’s campaign released video on the web and hosted a Friday conference accusing the Republican candidate of sending jobs overseas. On Sunday, another video was released that declared that America did not need to have a pioneer in outsourcing in the White House.
The campaign for Romney is now fighting back. Romney’s campaigners noted that some facts had been challenged in the original article that had been released in the Washington Post with regard to Bain Capital’s outsourcing. The Romney campaign claims that both the Obama campaign and the Post are exaggerating what really was done by Bain Capital.
Romney’s campaign released a statement that said no jobs had been shipped overseas, with regard to the examples that the Obama campaign cited or the examples mentioned in the Post article.
The Post says that Bain Capital had invested in some companies that then moved jobs overseas. The Post detailed that Bain invested in companies, such as call centers, that provided outsourcing. The paper also detailed how Bain entered into business with other companies that was producing product overseas.
However, Romney’s campaign said two problems existed. Outsourcing and off shoring are not the same. Outsourcing is where services such as customer service are taken overseas, while off shoring is where actual jobs are take overseas.