RNC Launches Second Day Of 'Outsourcing' Front Against Obama

By: CNN Posted By Doug Brown
By: CNN Posted By Doug Brown

Washington (CNN) – For a second straight day, the Republican National Committee is going after President Barack Obama for being what they call the "Outsourcer-In-Chief"

A web video released Wednesday by the RNC highlights what they describe as "President Obama's record of outsourcing taxpayer dollars to create jobs overseas."

"President Obama has promised over and over that he would focus on creating 'jobs that pay well and can't be outsourced' but his record speaks otherwise," said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, in a statement. "Through his 'stimulus' program billions of dollars from hard-working taxpayers were sent overseas. "

Priebus was in Iowa Tuesday to carry his outsourcing message in advance of the president's campaign trip to the important battleground state. And the same day, the RNC launched a new website, called Obamanomicsoutsourced.com, to highlight their criticism of Obama.

The new video uses clips from various network reports that highlight examples of the president's federal stimulus program creating jobs overseas.

While Priebus was in Iowa Tuesday, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney was campaigning in Colorado and also going after Obama over outsourcing.

"If there's an outsourcer in chief, it's the President of the United States, not the guy who's running to replace him," Romney said at a campaign event in Grand Junction.

The arguments from Romney and the RNC come as a Washington Post report from Tuesday detailed what they call unfulfilled promises by the president to overhaul the tax code to discourage companies from moving jobs overseas.

Responding to the criticism, the president's campaign said Obama has "fought continuously" to end tax cuts for companies that outsource, pointing to recent trade agreements the president signed with South Korea, Panama and Colombia, as well as action taken against China "to ensure an even playing field for American workers."

"That's a record that stands in stark contrast to Mitt Romney, who personally profited from investments in companies that were pioneers in shipping American jobs to India and China, vetoed legislation that would have prevented outsourcing MA jobs, and currently supports a tax policy that would encourage companies to ship American jobs overseas," said press secretary Ben LaBolt in a statement.

The president's re-election campaign, as well as a pro-Obama independent group, have gone up with TV ads the past month that attack Romney for outsourcing. The non-partisan website FactCheck.org said that "some of the claims in the ads are untrue, and others are thinly supported," which sparked a war of words between the campaign and FactCheck.org.

– CNN's Gregory Wallace contributed to this report.


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