Daily Archives: January 9, 2012

Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory – Update

The podcast mentioned in the previous post Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory is now available online. Click on the link in the previous sentence to get to the 62 minute podcast.  I wanted to make this new post to bring your attention to the update in case you read the previous article before the podcast was available.

I now realize that this and another previous post are related.  They tell a story from two different perspectives.

The previous post The Suffering Began When Mitt Romney Came To Town tells the story of what happens in America when jobs get outsourced to other countries.  Amazingly, the story is told by a Super PAC connected to Newt Gingrich.

The previous post Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory tells the story of what happens in China when those outsourced jobs get there.

March 17, 2012.

You might want to follow up by reading, Artist admits to shortcuts in show about Apple.

The Suffering Began When Mitt Romney Came To Town

Apparently this this is how Newt Gingrich is going to strike back at Mitt Romney.

Winning Our Future | King of Bain “When Mitt Romney Came To Town” [Trailer]

For tens of thousands of Americans, the suffering began when Mitt Romney came to town.

The message of this Gingrich film is exactly what progressives like me have been trying to get across,

Capitalism made America great … the building blocks of the American dream, but in the wrong hands some of those dreams can turn into nightmares. … Wall Street’s corporate raiders getting rich at the expense of American workers.

How wonderful it is for the Republicans to amplify the message from MoveOn, Mitt Romney: Job Creator?

If the Republicans sink Mitt Romney with this campaign, how will the eventual Republican nominee avoid the blowback?

I first learned about this video from an article in The San Francisco Chronicle, Romney Bain Leadership Attacked as Exploiting Companies for Cash.

For months, Mitt Romney has seldom been challenged on his claim that his leadership at Bain Capital LLC offers evidence that he knows how to create jobs. That has ended as his Republican rivals are accusing him of exploiting companies and firing workers in a quest to make millions.
A Bloomberg News review of several Bain deals during Romney’s tenure found that not all Bain’s investments were beneficial for workers. Several companies ran into trouble, laying off hundreds of workers, filing for bankruptcy, facing federal fines, or lawsuits from shareholders who said they were misled by management. One example was Dade Behring Inc., a Deerfield, Illinois-based medical-testing company, where Bain cut least 1,600 jobs after taking over the company.