Romney, his taxes and his time at Bain. His campaign continues to play defense, despite a newpoll showing that 61% of independents believe that he should release his tax returns from the past 12 years. In the meantime they’re trying to distract the public by distorting what President Obama said about small businesses on Sunday (click here for a refresher from last night’s Ed Show). Oh, and there’s also Romney surrogate John Sununu saying “I wish this president would learn to be an American.” Katrina Vanden Heuvel, Editor and Publisher of The Nation and Michael Steele, Former Chairman of the Republican National Committee and MSNBC Analyst join Ed.
Workers at Bain-controlled Sestana in Freeport, IL are calling on Mitt Romney to save the 170 jobs that are at risk of being outsourced to China. See some of their testimonials here. Shelly Griswold, Director of Community Development for the city of Freeport, IL and Dot Turner, Worker at the Sensata Plant in Freeport, IL for 43 years, will join Ed to talk about what this could mean for the future of their community.
Senate Democrats are proposing a bill called the “Bring Jobs Home Act” that would end the tax break for moving jobs overseas and give businesses a 20 percent tax credit for bringing them back to America. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), sponsor of the bill, joins us to talk about what it would do for the country— and why Republicans won’t support it.
(CNN) – The suggestion this week from a top Obama campaign official that Mitt Romney may have committed a felony by listing himself as CEO of Bain Capital after leaving the firm was picked apart Sunday, with Republicans decrying the remark as the worst type of divisive politics and Obama’s team urging its rivals to “stop whining.”
Stephanie Cutter, Obama’s deputy campaign manager, originally made the claim Thursday on a conference call.
“Either Mitt Romney, through his own words and his own signature was misrepresenting his position at Bain to the SEC, which is a felony, or he was misrepresenting his position at Bain to the American people to avoid responsibility for some of the consequences of his investments,” Cutter said, responding to a newspaper report that Romney was listed as Bain Capital’s CEO after 1999, when he has repeatedly said he left the private equity firm. FULL POST