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Biden On Romney: 'Consistently Wrong' On Factory Jobs

In a speech on Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden plans to depict GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney as a supporter of job-killing outsourcing.

Biden will give the speech at PCT Engineered Systems in Davenport, Iowa on Obama's efforts to rebuild the economy, according to a statement from his office.

The event is the third in a series of speeches about the economy and the middle class that the vice president will deliver in upcoming weeks.

"To President Obama and me, rebuilding our manufacturing sector and rebuilding our country are one and the same," Biden will say to an audience of factory workers.

"Romney, on the other hand, believes in an economy built on outsourcing, loopholes and risky financial deals that jeopardize our entire economy and threaten the security of the middle class."

Romney plans to speak on how manufacturing is coming back with U.S. jobs returning and the reopening of plants that were closed.

Biden called out Romney saying he has been "consistently wrong" regarding manufacturing decisions, according to an excerpt from his speech.

"When he was Governor of Massachusetts, he vetoed a bill passed by the Massachusetts legislature that would have stopped the state from outsourcing contracts overseas. That resulted in millions of dollars flowing to companies running call centers in India," Romney said.

He added, "It's no surprise that Massachusetts was losing manufacturing jobs twice as fast as the rest of the country while Governor Romney was in charge. The third worst rate in the country."

Biden has argued that Romney's tax cuts to manufacturers go to companies that create jobs overseas while Obama's tax cuts go to companies that create jobs at home.

by RTT Staff Writer

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