Obama-Biden goes full blast against Romney on outsourcing
Washington: US President Barack Obama and his deputy Joe Biden have gone ballistic against Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, accusing him of being a "pioneer" in creating jobs in India and China by outsourcing American jobs.
"There was an article the other day in The Washington Post about how Romney`s former firm — you know, this is what gave him all this amazing success – was a pioneer in offshoring jobs to China and India," Obama said at an election rally in Atlanta, Georgia.
The city, incidentally is the headquarters of the soft-drink giant Coca Cola, which a day earlier has announced massive investment in India. "When they were asked about it, some of his advisers explained… there`s a difference between offshoring and outsourcing. I`m not kidding. That`s what they said. Those workers who lost their jobs, they didn`t understand the difference," Obama said.
Vice President Biden alleged yesterday that Massachusetts Governor Romney signed a USD 160,000 a month contract that paid people abroad to help poor people in Massachusetts get food stamps. "So give Mitt Romney credit: He is a job creator. In Singapore. And China. And India," Biden said during an election campaign remarks in Waterloo, Iowa.
"And when the Massachusetts legislature passed a bill saying you couldn`t outsource state contracts overseas… he vetoed it," he said. Meanwhile, Romney too launched counter attack by alleging that the Obama administration has failed to create jobs in the country.