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My Pain Is Mitt Romney's Gain: My Story as a Sensata Worker


Society & Culture  (tags: politics, election, sadness, ethics, jobs, economy, outsourcing, rights, dishonesty, corruption, society, news )

Carrie
- 800 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
On Monday, November 5th Bain Capital is outsourcing my job to China. On Tuesday, November 6th I'm casting my vote against Mitt Romney. Yes, I blame Mitt Romney for the loss of my job. Here's why.



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DORIS L. (61)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 3:38 pm
I wouldn't give Mitt Romney my vote if he were the last candidate standing.
 

Sharon Gillespie (1)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 4:58 pm
I'm not American and therefore can't vote but I watch with intent interest the run up to this election and pray to God for the sake pf America and the world that Mitt Romney fails in his bid - have a terrible feeling that it would throw America backwards. Come on America think carefully x
 

Carol H. (229)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 5:32 pm
Obama-Biden 2012!!
 

Jennifer C. (169)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 7:51 pm
Thanks.
 

Suzanne L. (142)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 8:44 pm
Thank you Carrie and thank you Paul Gaulrapp for telling your story. In the second debate Romney said "I'm going to get tough on China". The President caught him out and spoke about how Romney continues to outsource jobs to China. All 170 decent jobs at Sensata gone - to China - and Romney is responsible. He says one thing and does the opposite. How can anybody trust that? I am the same as Sharon G. I can't vote in the election and I have a dreadful feeling that if Romney were to win the U.S. would see much harder times than it has seen in the past 4 yrs.
 

Susanne R. (249)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 10:21 pm
Anyone who would trust or vote for Mitt Romney after reading the article cited in this post would have to be a person with tunnel vision, like Mitt --a person who can't see beyond his or her own nose. That's not what America is all about. I'll take the community organizer/civil rights lawyer/constitutional professor/and former senator over the vulture capitalist any day!

Thanks, Carrie! Great article! I saw video footage of Sensata Technologies on the news yesterday. It was a real slap in the face to see the flag of China waving in the background. I won't lie and say it wasn't placed there by former employees who were forced to train their Chinese replacements, but it wasn't dishonest, either. Sensata is now the property of China.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 2:17 am
And how many blame Obama for the loss of their jobs???
 

Carrie B. (318)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 2:32 am
Why should anyone blame his or her job loss on Obama when the problem was started and caused by Bush policies? President Obama has done nothing but make things better. Granted, it is slower, but the overall economy was, I believe, 3% worse than what was initially estimated at the time President Obama took office. Considering that fact that republicans in both the House and Senate have done everything to block any progress, our President is amazing, and will do even more given another FOUR (4) YEARS!
 

Shelly Peterson (213)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 3:00 am
OBAMA 2012!!!!.............................................romney won't even go visit one of his businesses, that his emplyees are stricking here in the US,..and yet they are not only losing their jobs..they are being arrested..thankyou Romney for taking your view on the 47% of America..the single Mom's, WORKING!!! making way under the poverty levelsl..and who is babysitting, while mom is at work,? WHEN THE TRUTH IS THAT CHILD CARE COSTS.....IS... MORE than our wages iN babysitting the underage children!!???!!
I have worked for MORMAn owned companys and as a woman , at first I felt safe.!!!!..and then when the religious dogma was WAILED over MY PERSONAL LIFE AND WELL BEING,even though I had a chaste life, at the time (TO KEEP MY JOB, AND i HADN'T META GUY WORTHY OF MY TIME..BUT WHEN I DID.....HE WAS NOT MORMAN!...and I was in love and spent the next 17 years with that man...but, I was fired, because I refused to join the Morman Church...I was a Rental/Leasing agent..beutiful place, huge, and I rented more apartments than 3 agents and the Mng and Assit.Mgr,....but then I refused to siign off on this lady & her boyfriend,..I said NOO!..I was overturned, they moved in with 9 kkiidds in a 3 bdrm, and went to jail, arressted n front of everyone, for theft and an arsenal of guns were found in their home!..The Mom was beat to a pulp, kids hungry, dirty, neglictated and serious signs of abuse, according to the church ,but no one would stepn until the police did..and my report got me fired!!...and the whole experience taught me so much!!!
ILOVE PEOPLE ON PLANET EARTH!!!!....I believe that God or the Universe callls all people in very unique ways!.........I VOTE FOR OBAMA 2012, FOR SANITY, FOR LIFE!!!!....FOR JUST PLAIN BRASS FACTS!!!!!(So are many, most of my Morman Lady Friends!!!..WE VOTE OBAMA!!!....be strong Ladies! YOUR VOTE IS PRIVATE!!!!!!your voice is protected...when you go in that booth, you do what you want....just Please choose for all, not just the church. Thankyou!
 

Myraida Diaz (127)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 7:17 am
I am sad.
 

Arlene Mary Baladi (40)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 7:31 am
Don't trust Mittens...he will lie right to your face.
 

Ioannes J. (1)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 10:35 am
Sending job across the world where less laws and cheap labor to made by Mitt, Ryan Koch, and Friends bond companies. Already, made first stop in China by these tycoon. China currency is expensive. Mitt want China currency go down because expensive to do business.

Mitt and Friends NEXT FOCUS Plan going to other stations, Not just focus on China. May be he already have plan layout. Next station is Latin and South America (Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, etc). Follow by India. Here we come Vietnam (Cheaper labor currently than China). Then Eastern Europe, former Russian states (Bosnia, Czech Republican, etc).

Even possible, reduce American wages by 1/2 with help of allied congress and senate officials. Majority congress and senate coming election 2013-2014. Then Republican supress the people of the world without empathy.

If they have empathy, they are great in mask drama play. That's How they learned from Bush/ Chenney theatrical Drama department.
 

Kamila A. (141)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 10:41 am
The reason why Mitt can do all this smiley greasy lying in your face while he is ready to stab you in the eye, is because he is a SOCIOPATH. In fact, he and all his backers are SOCIOPATHS. Please look up the definition if you don't know what it means, this is important that everyone understands this term. The definition of this word is the key to why Romney, a sociopath has no place of power in a world where human beings live and work. Sociopaths are conscienceless and will lie and promise you the moon while they have a whole other agenda in mind. Saddam was a sociopath. Another big sociopath was Cheney. Get it? These people will commit murder without a blink, and blame everyone else for it. Romney is a sociopath.
 

Nancy P. (5)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 12:33 pm
The idea that the American people are nothing more than mere commodities to be bargained away when convenient, is the Mitt Romney baby. The flag waving , church going, patriots who support this kind of policy is , in my mind, an accessory to that fact. The vote we deliver is a sacred act and duty when we are dealing with the potential consequences for generations to come.
 

David Menard (43)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 1:43 pm
If it comes from the mouth of Romney or Ryan u know they're lyin
 

Thomas P. (468)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 1:44 pm
Great story Carrie. This is the guy that's going to get tough on China, eh? And I can't imagine ANYONE blaming their job loss on President Obama, and certainly not because the job was brought overseas.
 

Lois Jordan (58)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 4:37 pm
Noted...good to be able to read this factual account of what these Corporate Raiders actually do. I agree with Camila K. that these people are sociopaths. Willard is beholden to the elders of his Mormon Church--a patriarchal group who judges all Mormons. Some of the facts about this cult should be brought before the public.
 

Kamila A. (141)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 4:51 pm
There's an article in Time about the Mormons this week. Romney's great-great-grandfather was one of the founders who created the rules for the new religion. Racism was part of the belief structure and apparently African-Americans were not allowed to participate as equals until 1978. Another nugget of nuttiness from the Romney camp!
 

Tal H. (8)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 5:01 pm
Thanks for the share!
 

Cam V. (417)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 5:21 pm
Romney has not worked for Bain for years so this story is nonsense. BTW how do you like the poll results? Romney is now up over fifty percent and rising!
 

Dandelion G. (384)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 5:44 pm
I hope people speak up all over, shout if they have to. If it isn't your job today, it may be your job tomorrow. When I was living up in Maine, I was having my tires put on my car and there were a group of us sitting there waiting. Two men got talking, they knew each other but hadn't seen each other in awhile. One said, so you still working at____. I don't recall the name of the place as I hadn't lived there before, but the man said, yes, but not for long. He then went on to tell how his place was going to China and that they had to train the workers that were going to take the jobs from them. The other man said, I'd not train them, he said, well I have to keep all the paychecks I can, and he said, it isn't the Chinese workers I fault, they just want a job too, he said I fault those who are allowing this in our own Country to allow this to happen.

I know under Romney it will be worse, but frankly under Obama these things are still going on. Neither Party is really stopping this from happening. This began to roll under Reagan, and we've had both Parties in since Reagan. I'm tired of Both Parties and is why this time I'm voting for the Justice Party with Rocky Anderson.

For those who have lost faith in either Party to do the necessary major overhauls, and it isn't just on the economy and jobs, both Parties are selling out our environment as well, we have fracking going on under Obama and the Halliburton Loophole that allowed the Water Protection Act to be avoided thanks to Dick Cheney under the Republicans. One Party sets us up and the other Party carries it out, it's Good Cop Bad Cop routine and I'm tired of the ping pong match.

Oh we get thrown a few more crumbs by the Democrats but frankly that is all. Republicans signed in the Patriot Act and Obama signed in NDAA both are bad for our rights which we have few now. Under Rocky he will get rid of both of those. If you don't understand we are being sold out by both Parties then I don't have enough time to convince you on this thread. Just don't keep the blinders on, some of us have became "awake" to the charade and see both Parties for what they are.

Please don't tell me I'm wasting a vote, for I feel voting for those two looser Parties is a wasted vote. I'm not into voting for the lessor of two evils, they are both evil to me. The Democrats tell me if you vote for Rocky Anderson it's like giving a vote to Romney, then I hear from the Republicans I know, if I vote for Rocky Anderson it's giving a vote for Obama. Many Republicans are not really too thrilled with Romney but they vote for him anyways because he isn't Obama, and I get the other way around by many Democrats.

Ditch the both, these sad looser Parties and get this Country really on track. If everyone abandoned Both those Parties you'd see how fast they BOTH would wise up and it would take the Power away from the Corporations that own them both. And if you must vote for the lessor of two evils for goodness sake make them work for YOU and not the Powerful who own them. There is more to it than throwing a vote towards them then sitting back for 4 years and complain. Get on the phone to them, write, picket, march, because they won't do it unless you DEMAND it.

“We keep expecting elected officials will do the right thing, and the fact is they never do unless they’re pushed.” Rocky Anderson The Justice Party
Vote Rocky/Rodriguez Justice Party
 

Phyllis P. (389)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 5:58 pm
He's rich and he could care less. And the rich is all he cares about.
 

Patricia N. (8)
Friday October 19, 2012, 1:26 am
Truly hope this man does not become president.
 

Alexandra Rodda (177)
Friday October 19, 2012, 4:41 am
The photo of Romney on the poster is the real Romney. The one that outsources the American jobs. Just look at that face for a while and see if it doesn't give you the creeps.
 

Lynn Squance (219)
Friday October 19, 2012, 10:09 pm
"He helped pioneer the outsourcing of good American jobs to China, and he created the model ... It's a business model that puts profits above people ...it's the approach he would take as CEO of our country."

"I have been calling on Mitt Romney to step in and save our jobs. ... this guy is running for president and talking about creating new jobs here in America. He even talks tough about China stealing jobs from America. Here's his chance to help stop 170 jobs from being outsourced to China by his own company. "

For every person that lost a job outsourced by Bain Capital, there is a reason not to vote for Romney. He is cold and without compassion. The only things he cares about are GREED and POWER. He lies without batting an eye and clearly believes that the end justifies the means, even if the end is against the common good.

I saw a short clip of 'The View' with Ann Romney. In it, Ann says that it is NOT against the Mormon religion to be in the armed forces and fight as we have been lead to believe. She said serving one's country can come in many ways --- citing one son is a doctor working with vets as an example. So how does lying on a French beach writing love notes to Ann in the sand constitute serving his country?

Anyone. IMO, who votes for Romney and the Republican/Teabaggers is in dire need of a pschyatric examination!

Get out the vote!!!!!

Vote Democratic 2012!!!!! Vote Obama/Biden 2012!!!!!



 
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