Fake steelworker

ABC News reports:

The Democratic National Convention on Wednesday featured three speakers billed as “former employees of companies controlled by Bain Capital.” They each told compelling stories about jobs lost, allegedly because of the actions of Bain under Romney’s leadership. But it turns out one of those employees never actually worked for a company controlled by Bain Capital.

David Foster was a union organizer (one of the guys who actually brought down GST Steel) and never worked for the plant. But even now, despite having been busted, the Democrats still describe him as “Former employee at a Company controlled by Romney’s Bain Capital”, and his speech certainly gives the impression that he worked for GST Steel:

I’m David Foster, and I was a steelworker for 31 years. For 15 years, I laid brick and tapped the furnaces, and did all that hard, dirty work that turned molten metal into the cars and bridges and buildings that make America what it is today.

I also led the steelworkers in the upper Midwest, including GST Steel in Kansas City, a 100-year old company bought by Mitt Romney and his partners at Bain Capital in 1993.


(Via Jammie Wearing Fool.)

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