In Detroit on aug. 22, Biden said Americans “should be discouraging outsourcing, not encouraging it, like Governor Romney’s done. The Washington Post said Romney and that companies he owned at Bain Capital — quote — ‘pioneered outsourcing.’”
Later in the month, on Aug. 31 in Lordstown, Ohio, Biden claimed that the “Bain way” to handle the auto industry and General Motors would have been to ship jobs overseas.
“What they didn’t say is GM’s adding two shifts. GM, as you — as has been already mentioned, announced a $200 million investment here in Lordstown, and combined with [what] the auto companies have committed across the country, $23 billion have been promised by Ford, Chrysler and General Motors in expansion in the next couple years,” Biden said. “And by the way, what they didn’t tell you — it’s not the Bain way — not in Mexico, not in China, not in Vietnam, but in Lordstown, Detroit, Toledo, Cleveland. Made in America. Made in America.”
In York, Penn. on Sept. 2, Biden said America needs “an economy that builds the jobs of the future and makes things the rest of the world buys, not one based on outsourcing, loopholes or risky financial deals.”
Back in Detroit on Sept. 3, the vice president said he and Obama “are determined to replace the word outsourcing for our children’s generation with the word ‘insourcing.’”