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Vice president Joe Biden speaks at a campaign stop June 26, 2012 in Waterloo. (Bryon Houlgrave/The Register
Vice President Joe Biden speaking in Waterloo, IA.
Updated with Excerpt:
FULL SPEECH HERE:
“Here’s the bottom line: Bain and their companies made a lot of money facilitating the outsourcing and offshoring of American jobs.
“Yeah, they made a lot of money, but in the process, they devastated American communities.”
“So give Mitt Romney credit: He is a job creator. In Singapore. And China. And India.”
“As governor, his administration signed a $160,000 a month contract that paid people abroad to help poor people in Massachusetts get food stamps.
“And when the Massachusetts legislature passed a bill saying you couldn’t outsource state contracts overseas…he vetoed it.”
“His whole career, Mitt Romney has looked at the American worker as part of the problem…
“The president and I see you — the American worker — as part of the solution. —
“So to all those skeptics — and to our Republican opponents especially:
“Don’t tell me that America can’t make things anymore…
“can’t compete on the world market again…
“can’t lead the world again.”
“You don’t have to look any further than Waterloo. Look at the John Deere local. Over the last two years, Deere has added 850 jobs – almost all of them good, union, manufacturing jobs — and is looking at the highest total employment in 15 years.
“You’re not only making them, you’re exporting them.
“And Romney called the President ‘out of touch’ for encouraging young people – you — to try to get manufacturing jobs. ‘Out of touch.’
“Out of touch?
“A perspective president with a Swiss bank account and a retirement account in the Cayman Islands. Anyone here have a Swiss bank account? Did you ever think the nominee of a major political party running for President would have a Swiss bank account?
“Talk about out of touch.”
“We will never outsource our way to greatness.
“The greatness of this nation is in the grit and determination of the American people.
“And it’s because of you, our country is coming back.”
We’ll post the full speech when available.