Friday, June 22, 2012

Mitt-Speak

Now that the Washington Post has exposed Bain Capital's investments in some of the pioneers of the job-outsourcing industry, it is becoming clear that when Mitt Romney talks about his experience in creating jobs, he means something different by the word "jobs" from the way that word is commonly understood. Just as when Mitt Romney speaks about "people," he does not necessarily mean human beings, which is what most people think of as people. Rather, he might be talking about corporations, which Mitt Romney tells us are people. So every time Mitt Romney talks about "people" or "the American people," just substitute the word "corporations," and Romney's meaning will become more clear.

So now with "jobs." For example, here's a line from Romney's victory speech in New Hampshire:
I know how to lead us out of this stagnant Obama economy and into a job-creating recovery!
What Romney probably means is that he knows how to lead us into an outsourcing-creating recovery, considering that Romney has more experience with outsourcing than job-creating.

Or take Romney's line about asking business people whether President Obama's policies have helped them do more hiring. Since we know that under Obama, the private sector has in fact recovered more than 4 million jobs lost during the recession, it is obvious that Romney is not talking about jobs in the sense that term is commonly understood. What he could mean is, has President Obama helped companies with their outsourcing? And of course Obama has not.

People (actual people) should understand that when Mitt Romney says he is going to create jobs, that doesn't necessarily mean those jobs are going to be created here in America. Those jobs might be going elsewhere.

 Read: "Putting Outsourcing First"

or maybe "Putting jobs overseas"

or how about this caption: "Mitt Romney says: Wave goodbye to your job"


 (Times Leader photo)

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