Editor’s note: Mitt is now insulting the automakers, longtime supporters of GOPers, to get elected. In fact, the CEO of GM during the “rescue” was a staunch GOPer.
“Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has broadened his attack on President Barack Obama’s auto industry restructuring, implying that General Motors used the aid to hire more workers in China than in the U.S.
“’Barack Obama says he saved the auto industry. But for who? Ohio or China?’ says the narrator in a radio spot running in Ohio. ‘Under President Obama, GM cut 15,000 American jobs, but they are planning to double the number of cars built in China, which means 15,000 more jobs for China. And now comes word that Chrysler plans to start making Jeeps in, you guessed it, China.’”
“GM quickly defended its performance.
“’We’ve clearly entered some parallel universe during these last few days,’ GM spokesman Greg Martin said. ‘No amount of campaign politics at its cynical worst will diminish our record of creating jobs in the U.S. and repatriating profits back to this country.’
“Separately, Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne used an e-mail to employees today to refute the implication in a Romney TV ad that Chrysler may move all Jeep production from the U.S. to China.”
The article is here.
Another misleading claim in a Romney ad is here.
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