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LIE #13: Mitt Romney Shipped Jobs Overseas:

- September 7, 2012

THE LIE: Mitt Romney Shipped Jobs Overseas.

THE REALITY: Independent Fact Checkers Have Repeatedly Debunked The Obama Campaign's Outsourcing Attacks.

Vice President Biden Has Tried To Mislead Voters For The Past Month With Outsourcing Attacks:

Vice President Biden Has Used "Debunked" Attacks At Almost Every Campaign Event For The Past Month. "Vice President Joe Biden, who is gearing up to speak Wednesday evening at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., has accused President Barack Obama's GOP challenger Mitt Romney of outsourcing American jobs during his time at the helm of Bain Capital during virtually every public appearance during the past month. But independent fact checkers have repeatedly debunked that claim." (Matthew Boyle, Biden's Month-Long Outsourcing Attack On Romney 'Misleading, Unfair And Untrue,'" Daily Caller, 9/5/12)

  • "Virtually Every Independent Fact-Checker Has Determined That The Attack Is Untrue." "Biden has continued attacking on Romney's 'outsourcing' even though virtually every independent fact-checker has determined that the attack is untrue." (Matthew Boyle, Biden's Month-Long Outsourcing Attack On Romney 'Misleading, Unfair And Untrue,'" Daily Caller, 9/5/12)

President Obama's Campaign Distortions Have Been Debunked By Nonpartisan Fact Checkers As "Misleading, Unfair And Untrue":

FactCheck.org: "We Found No Evidence To Support The Claim That Romney - While He Was Still Running Bain Capital - Shipped American Jobs Overseas." "But after reviewing numerous corporate filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, contemporary news accounts, company histories and press releases, and the evidence offered by both the Obama and Romney campaigns, we found no evidence to support the claim that Romney - while he was still running Bain Capital - shipped American jobs overseas." (Robert Farley and Eugene Kiely, "Obama's 'Outsourcer' Overreach," FactCheck.org, 6/29/12)

  • FactCheck.org: "The Post Story Did Not Reveal, To Use The Obama Campaign's Term, That Romney Relocated U.S. Jobs To Foreign Countries." (Robert Farley and Eugene Kiely, "Obama's 'Outsourcer' Overreach," FactCheck.org, 6/29/12)

The Washington Post : "There Is Little In The Post Article That Backs Up The Obama Campaign's Spin." "Yet the campaign clearly seized on this report because their interpretation fit with a long-term "outsourcing" attack they have waged against Romney. One of their outsourcing ads before the article ran, in fact, earned Four Pinocchios. These new ads would not fare much better; there is little in the Post article that backs up the Obama campaign's spin." (Glenn Kessler, "Obama's New Attacks On Romney And Outsourcing," The Washington Post , 7/2/12)

FactCheck.org: "We Could Find No Evidence That Work Previously Done In The U.S. Was Later Transferred Overseas." "We dealt with that claim in our June 29 article. One firm cited by the Obama campaign, Corporate Software Inc., acquired by Bain in 1993, was actually adding jobs both in the U.S. and abroad. Another firm, Holson Burnes, a maker of picture frames, acquired in 1986, had over 35 suppliers overseas but also had 650 U.S. employees by the time it was sold to its current owner in 1995. And we could find no evidence that work previously done in the U.S. was later transferred overseas. The closest we could come is the closing of a plant in South Carolina in 1992. But that plant made custom photo albums, mainly for professional photographers, a product line that the company simply discontinued in order to concentrate on mass-market photo frames sold through big-box retailers - a different kind of job entirely." (Brooks Jackson, Eugene Kiely and Rob Farley, "Bain: Still 'No Evidence,'" Factcheck.org, 7/25/12)

The Washington Post , On An Obama Outsourcing Ad: "On Just About Every Level, This Ad Is Misleading, Unfair And Untrue…" "The Obama campaign fails to make its case. On just about every level, this ad is misleading, unfair and untrue, from the use of 'corporate raider' to its examples of alleged outsourcing. Simply repeating the same debunked claims won't make them any more correct." (Glenn Kessler, "4 Pinocchios For Obama's Newest Anti-Romney Ad," The Washington Post , 6/21/12)

The Des Moines Register Headline: "FactCheck: Obama's Outsourcing Claims About Romney Are An Overreach" (Jennifer Jacobs, "FactCheck: Obama's Outsourcing Claims About Romney Are An Overreach," The Des Moines Register , 6/29/12)


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