Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Marsha Blackburn On American Motors

AMC was known for having ugly and unsafe cars. Because of their major stockholder being assassinated and financial problems,AMC went bought out by Chrysler. AMC no longer exists. However, that hasn't stopped Rep. Marsha Blackburn from accusing President Obama for being responsible for AMC jobs being outsourced to China.

CHIRS JENSING (HOST): Let me ask you about some of the things going on on the campaign trail, and there’s a controversy about Mitt Romney telling voters that jeep is going to move production to China. According to the company that’s entirely false. Is he lying about that?

BLACKBURN: Oh, well, I don’t know. I haven’t talked with with the campaign staff about that. I will say this. For workers in the auto industry, across the board, whether it is GM, whether it’s Nissan, whether it’s American Motors, individuals are very concerned about the impact of regulation that the EPA and OSHA and other federal agencies are heaping on our manufacturers.

Everyone misspeaks from time to time. I don't expect Rep. Blackburn to be perfect. What bothers me is that Miss Blackburn seems to have no interest in educating herself on if Mitt Romney's accusation of auto industry jobs moving to China. Blackburn seems more interested in talking points.

Romney has been using constant attacks against China. I don't believe for a minute that Romney is going to stop companies like Wal-Mart from outsourcing jobs to China. Romney has focus group his China attacks and wants to play on Asian xenophobia. Romney doesn't have a policy to deal with China stealing patents or price-fixing the yen. Romney has talking points.

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