VIDEO: The Truth About Romney Economics: Jerry from Ampad
During the final night of a Republican convention when Mitt Romney will be extolling his record in the private sector, one group won’t be getting the microphone tonight: the workers who lost their jobs and were devastated by Romney’s singular focus on profit creation for himself and his partners while leading Bain Capital, no matter what the consequences were for the middle class.
To make sure their stories are told, Obama for America will be releasing videos throughout the evening featuring middle-class Americans whose lives took a turn for the worse as Romney and Bain shut down factories, fired thousands of workers, and invested in companies that were pioneers of outsourcing American jobs – while Romney and his investors made millions.
In the fourth video, Jerry, a former Ampad employee, expresses his outrage at Mitt Romney’s corporate buyout strategy. As he describes: “First thing Ampad did was cut our wages, took our benefits… Mitt Romney was taking everything we had worked so hard for. He came in and just wiped us out. Took everything we had and put it in his pocket.”