A disturbance in the force


    Due to a disturbance in the force – otherwise known as vacation – I’ll be mostly off the grid for the next week, returning to my regular schedule on Monday, July 2.

    I say “mostly,” because duty requires that I breach leisure time to weigh in on the Supreme Court’s Obamacare ruling. And maybe the Arizona immigration law ruling. Yeah, some vacation.

    Fortunately, the hiatus starts right now. In my absence, I’m recommending the story of the day, courtesy of The Washington Post. Back in February, in swing-state Ohio, Mitt Romney lamented the outsourcing of American jobs to other countries: “They’ve been able to put American businesses out of business and kill American jobs. If I’m president of the United States, that’s going to end.” But when he ran Bain Capital, he evinced no disdain for the outsourcing of jobs. Quite the opposite, in fact. The Post reports:

    “During the nearly 15 years that Romney was actively involved in running Bain, a private equity firm that he founded, it owned companies that were pioneers in the practice of shipping work from the United States to overseas call centers and factories making computer components, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.”

    Romney says that his free-market experience is proof that he knows how to create American jobs. But this documented story undercuts his core message.


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