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Romney fundraising emails repeat his China message

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Here is an actual fundraising email (below) from the Romney campaign (to a CPA member) focusing on the China cheats narrative.  A good sign.

Obama could easily have avoided this criticism.  But he (and Geithner and Summers) screwed up by doing nothing.

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Dear _________,

Barack Obama promised he would take China “to the mat” over its unfair trade practices. But every time he’s had a chance to stop them from cheating, he’s refused.

His latest excuse? He doesn’t want to “embarrass” China.

As president, I will protect American workers — instead of China’s pride.

From day one, I will crack down on nations like China when they cheat. I will not allow any nation to consistently steal our intellectual property and manipulate their currency in a way that kills American jobs.

We cannot afford to waste any more time — let alone four more years — or lose any more jobs while twenty-three million Americans are struggling for work, and nearly one in six Americans is living in poverty.

This election is a choice between two very different visions for our nation’s future — and that choice was on full display during the first debate.

Barack Obama doesn’t have a record to run on or a plan for the future — nor does he have the will to stand up to cheaters like China.

Where he has failed to lead, I will act.

Allowing America to be treated like a doormat while we’ve lost over half a million manufacturing jobs — that’s embarrassing. We can’t allow that to continue.

Let’s get back to the business of protecting America’s best interests.

Donate now to help Romney-Ryan and the Republican team take back Washington on November 6th

Thank you,

Mitt Romney

10 Responses to “Romney fundraising emails repeat his China message”

  1. China Watcher says:

    Nice words but … Paul Ryan voted against the currency bill when it passed the House in September 2010 and Romney has ignored repeated pleas that he urge Speaker Boehner to bring the bill to a vote again in this Congress. The do nothing crowd extends far beyond Obama and Geither; it includes Boehner, Cantor, Brady, Camp, Harry Reid, Hillary Clinton, Mitch McConnell and apparently Romney.

  2. Linda says:

    If Romney names China a currency manipulater on day one, doesn’t that make all the politcal hijinks in past Congresses moot?

    Maybe we should forget the past and focus on future possibilities.

    • China Watcher says:

      Linda, citing China or anyone else for currency manipulation is simply name-calling. It has no practical consequences and certainly is not a substitute for enforcing our trade laws against currency subsidies. If forced to choose, we should opt for enforcement and skip the rhetoric — a big stick instead of a loud voice.

      • Maggie says:

        Right, labeling China a naughty currency manipulator kinda maybe might get them a spanking from the almighty (ha ha) WTO.

  3. Milt Heft says:

    Romney says we’ve lost half million manufacturing jobs. CPA has said 5 million(with 50,000 factories being outsourced). Some clarification, please.

  4. Frank Shannon says:

    Milt, It has to do with the reference point. Romney speaks of the last four years. CPA speaks of the past decade and further back. The number depends on the period of time and this has been going on for 20+ years. This is why the numbers from every source vary dramatically.

    All you need to know is it has been devastating and been going on for a very long time.

    If you’ve read Romney’s trade policy, you know that he says he will put Reagan’s reciprocal trade policies in place and there will be consequences (enforement) for cheaters.

    Let’s hope Romney will end this and fast. Obama has proven he doesn’t care or understand. Congress has proven they can’t get it done. They prefer gridlock to results.

  5. The Protectionist says:

    All politicians are flying blind with regard to the radically flawed assumptions of micro and macro economics which make up the foundation of free trade theory. Does have CPA have the clout to ask Romney to consider the new theory outline at rescuingeconomics.wordpress.com? He needs an intellectual basis to build on or at least start the debate. Does CPA read the reader comments?

    • Bruce Bishop says:

      We are still suffering from the wrongheaded ideas given to us by our “intellectuals.”

      One bad idea is that “We don’t need manufacturing; we are going to be a service economy.”

      Another bad idea is that “We are going to be a green economy.”

      Another bad idea is that “We are going to be a biotech/nanotech economy.”

      Our so called public intellectuals are often wrong, but they are never in doubt. As Thomas Sowell says, they never pay any penalty for being wrong. It is the rest of us who pay dearly for their dumb ideas.

  6. Don A. McKenzie says:

    MORE LIES! THIS PRESIDENT HAS STEPPED UP THE PRESSURE ON CHINA! WHAT WE NEED IS FOR THE REPUBLICANS TO ALLOW THE CURRENCY BILL TO COME TO FLOOR FOR A VOTE! THEY DON’T WANT THIS, & THEY KNOW WHEN IT GETS VOTED DOWN IN THE HOUSE, THAT THIS WILL MAKE THE REPUBLICANS LOOK BAD! THE FACT IS, THEY LOOK BAD ON THIS ANYWAY!
    BY THE WAY, ASK THE FOLKS IN FREEPORT, ILL. WHAT THEY THINK ABOUT ROMNEY’S STANCE ON CHINA! IF ANYBODY IS VOTING FOR ROMNEY BECAUSE THEY THINK HE’S THE ONE THAT’S GOING TO “DO SOMETHING ABOUT CHINA.” THEY NEED TO GO BACK AND DO SOME SERIOUS HOME WORK! FREE TRADE AND THE DESTRUCTION OF OUR MANUFACTURING BASE WILL BE ACCELERATED UNDER A ROMNEY ADMINISTRATION! BE VERY CAREFUL OUT THERE FOLKS! THE FOX IS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT IN THE CHICKEN COOP!

    • Bruce Bishop says:

      Mr. McKenzie,

      Your Mr. Obama had control of both houses of Congress for two years. Why didn’t he focus on jobs then, like he promised?

      Many people voted for Obama because he promised to “focus like a laser beam” on jobs. But, he didn’t. He has ignored the issue of jobs, while pushing his socialist agenda for three and a half years. Now that he is facing reelection and unemployment is still a major problem, he is going to convince us, again, in these last few weeks, that he will do something about jobs? I don’t think so.

      AND WHY ARE YOU SHOUTING?

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