Has anyone considered the possibility that Mitt Romney may have an addiction to outsourcing jobs? I only ask because he seems to do it a lot.
For example, back in 2002 when Mitt Romney swooped in to save the Salt Lake City Olympics from themselves, he outsourced to Burma the manufacturing of the torchbearer uniforms. TO BURMA — with the juntas and the bloodshed and the brutal military regime.
Human rights advocates, needless to say, were outraged. Outsourcing jobs to Burma is so bad, that it’s like — it’s like — outsourcing jobs to motherfucking Burma:
For Romney, the 2002 Olympics anecdote represents another instance of outsourcing under his stewardship, as President Barack Obama’s reelection team continues to assail him for shipping jobs overseas while at private equity firm Bain Capital. It also exposes an embarrassing oversight in allowing the uniforms to be manufactured in Burma, which until just last year was controlled by a brutal military regime.
According to reports in 2002, the decision to outsource the torchbearer uniforms to Burma caused an uproar among human rights advocates and trade groups. It prompted the head of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions to write a letter to the International Olympic Committee, stating that “No responsible organization or body should make use of products originating in Burma.”