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Sun Sep 23, 2012, 04:51 PM

is it true that Romney as Governor vetoed a law preventing outsourcing of jobs paid for by taxpayers

Massachusetts lost 14% of its manufacturing jobs (double the national rate) because he vetoed legislation that would have banned companies doing business with the state from outsourcing jobs to other countries. I

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Reply is it true that Romney as Governor vetoed a law preventing outsourcing of jobs paid for by taxpayers (Original post)
Fresh_Start Sep 2012 OP
bluestate10 Sep 2012 #1
DonViejo Sep 2012 #2
ProSense Sep 2012 #4
Jumping John Sep 2012 #3

Response to Fresh_Start (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 04:55 PM

1. Romney also outsourced state call center jobs.

Sending state workers that did those jobs to unemployment. It is true that Massachusetts lost manufacturing under Romney.

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Response to Fresh_Start (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 05:03 PM

2. FactCheck.Org judged it an "overreach"

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 05:25 PM

4. Factcheck.org is useless, and

that's from June, when the media/factchecking organizations were covering Mitt's ass.

"Overreach"?

The state wasn’t outsourcing contracts. Rather, in some cases, state contractors were subcontracting work to companies overseas. Romney vetoed a bill that would have prevented the state from doing business with companies that outsourced any state work to other countries. The veto was supported by leading newspapers as a savings to taxpayers. The Democratic Legislature did not override Romney’s veto, as it did with most of his vetoes.

So he did, but it's an "overreach"?

Like I said, Factcheck.org is useless. Besides, Mitt can't escape his outsourcing past.

July:

Romney Ad Calling Obama a Liar Proven Wrong
http://www.politicususa.com/busted-romney-ad-obama-lying-outsourcing-romney-left-bain.html

August:

Romney Invested In Company That Is Outsourcing Jobs, Forcing Workers To Train...Chinese Replacements
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021195910


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Response to Fresh_Start (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 05:08 PM

3. I believe he did. I found this:

 

That ad also repeats the claim that as governor of Massachusetts, Romney was “outsourcing state jobs to India.” But it wasn’t the state that outsourced contracts. Rather, Romney vetoed a measure that would have prevented the state from doing business with a state contractor that was locating state customer-service calls in India.

Outsourced as Governor?

The Obama campaign ad “Come and Go” also claims, “As governor, [Romney] did the same thing, outsourcing state jobs to India.” We looked at this claim when the Obama campaign made it in a previous ad, and we found there was more to the story than the ad let on, as is the case here as well.

The state wasn’t outsourcing contracts. Rather, in some cases, state contractors were subcontracting work to companies overseas. Romney vetoed a bill that would have prevented the state from doing business with companies that outsourced any state work to other countries. The veto was supported by leading newspapers as a savings to taxpayers. The Democratic Legislature did not override Romney’s veto, as it did with most of his vetoes.

At the center of the issue was a contract the state signed with CitiGroup (which later sold the division to JP Morgan Chase) to handle calls about food stamps, and that company outsourced the work to a company in India. At the time, 38 states had similar contracts with JP Morgan Chase to handle food stamp calls. It became an issue everywhere, and Ohio Rep. Marcy Kaptur called for federal legislation to ban it. When the Massachusetts contract was up, the state Department of Transitional Assistance required work to be done in the U.S. It hired another firm that handled the calls from Utah, so the practice ultimately ended, but Massachusetts didn’t get the jobs.

http://factcheck.org/2012/06/obamas-outsourcer-overreach/

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