Romney hits China at Ohio factory

Wed, 02/29/2012

Mitt Romney visited a fencing factory in Toledo, OH today. At the plant, he touched upon China’s currency manipulation and the harm it’s done to American workers:

“They’ve been able to put American businesses out of business and kill American jobs,” Romney said. “They also steal our designs and our patents and our brand names and our know-how. . .This president has sat idly by and watched that happen. Oh, he complains. He says he would take them to the mat. But they’ve walked all over him. If I’m president of the United States, that’s gonna end.”

“I want to go to work for the American worker,” Romney said. “I want to make sure that we see good jobs again, rising incomes again. And I don’t want to pass our burdens on to the next generation with bigger and bigger debt and bigger and bigger government. For me, this is all about more jobs, less debt and smaller government — that’s what I know how.”

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