Three former factory workers in a film about layoffs say they weren't laid off by Bain, but got promotions and raises

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    Jan 15, 2012 12:36 AM GMT
    By Elizabeth Williamson

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203721704577159280717551476.html?mod=WSJ_WSJ_US_News_5

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    Three former factory workers featured in a film about layoffs at companies bought by Mitt Romney's Bain Capital say they weren't laid off by Bain, as the film implied, but got promotions and raises after Bain bought the plant they worked in.

    The workers' charges of inaccuracy involve "When Mitt Romney Came to Town," a 28-minute film also known as "King of Bain." The film has become a focal point of the Republican presidential race in the past week.
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    Mike Baxley and Tracy and Tommy Jones worked at UniMac, a washing-machine plant in Marianna, Fla., that Bain purchased in 1998. They are three of the seven workers named in the film and the only ones mentioned in the Marianna segment.

    The film presents the workers as saying that after Bain bought the plant, the company cut costs at the expense of product quality and worker welfare, and that they lost their jobs.

    In fact, the company was sold by Bain to Teachers' Private Capital, the private-equity arm of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, in 2005. It was the Canadian purchaser that oversaw the Florida plant's closure and the shift of its operations to Ripon, Wis., in 2006.

    During Bain's ownership, the three employees each received multiple promotions, they said. After the plant closed, Mr. Jones said, he landed a consulting contract with UniMac's parent company, helping to coordinate the move of that plant and another in Florida. He, his wife, Tracy, and Mr. Baxley parlayed that work into Washers-R-Us, a commercial washing-machine sales-and-service business in Marianna.

    "I guess I have to apologize to Mitt by voting for him. ..."
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    When he saw the film this week, "I was shocked," Mr. Baxley said.

    "We are Christians," Mrs. Jones said. "We would never have made a tape like that, blaming Bain for it, because it wasn't true.
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    Jan 15, 2012 3:09 AM GMT
    socalfitness said

    "We are Christians," Mrs. Jones said.
    like thats supposed to make them magically honest? LMAO
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    Jan 15, 2012 5:41 AM GMT
    Oh well SoCal, these three people just fix up all of the job killing that Romneys road to riches created, are you so F'n blind that you think anyone can't see through your desparation to support the warmonger lobby lap dog?

    We need Romney and his 'corporation are people' mentality like we need another war to help our economy. Your hopeless in your blind following of your radical right politics. I would think by your age you'd have learned that the status quo doesn't work for anyone but the few, in other words you support Ideology that does yourself harm but your too blind to see it. I feel sorry for sheeple like you, especially older ones who haven't learned much and should have by now. Pray that your god will open your eyes buddy, your war monger party are the last people who need to be given enough power to start or stop war.


    Vote Ron Paul to shake up the Status Quo that has made Romney a very rich man at the publics expense.
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    May 14, 2012 5:31 PM GMT
    Also relevant today.
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    May 14, 2012 5:32 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidAlso relevant today.


    You know, instead of just gravedigging all of your threads that no one cares about to the top of the board over and over again...you could just repost links that you think are relevant in the seemingly appropriate active thread..
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    May 14, 2012 5:34 PM GMT
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    socalfitness saidAlso relevant today.


    You know, instead of just gravedigging all of your threads that no one cares about to the top of the board over and over again...you could just repost links that you think are relevant in the seemingly appropriate active thread..

    When you say "no one cares about" do you mean the liberals who don't want to see the facts and want to remain ignorant, high fiving each other about an Obama ad that will be debunked? Is that what you mean by "no one"?
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    May 14, 2012 5:35 PM GMT
    socalfitness said
    nanidesukedo said
    socalfitness saidAlso relevant today.


    You know, instead of just gravedigging all of your threads that no one cares about to the top of the board over and over again...you could just repost links that you think are relevant in the seemingly appropriate active thread..

    When you say "no one cares about" do you mean the liberals who don't want to see the facts and want to remain ignorant, high fiving each other about an Obama ad that will be debunked? Is that what you mean by "no one"?


    Or the no one, not even the conservatives, who didn't post on them and let them die a few months ago...If you have to bump your own threads....
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    May 14, 2012 5:39 PM GMT
    nanidesukedo said
    socalfitness said
    nanidesukedo said
    socalfitness saidAlso relevant today.


    You know, instead of just gravedigging all of your threads that no one cares about to the top of the board over and over again...you could just repost links that you think are relevant in the seemingly appropriate active thread..

    When you say "no one cares about" do you mean the liberals who don't want to see the facts and want to remain ignorant, high fiving each other about an Obama ad that will be debunked? Is that what you mean by "no one"?


    Or the no one, not even the conservatives, who didn't post on them and let them die a few months ago...If you have to bump your own threads....

    Maybe instead of wasting energy being offended about reviving old threads, which are completely relevant in light of the current discussion, you might dig into some links that provide some basic facts about Bain and PE. May not be as interesting to you as health care issues, but with just a bit of knowledge, you will far outshine your liberal brethren who are ideologically paralyzed from seeking such info.
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    May 14, 2012 5:40 PM GMT
    socalfitness said
    nanidesukedo said
    socalfitness said
    nanidesukedo said
    socalfitness saidAlso relevant today.


    You know, instead of just gravedigging all of your threads that no one cares about to the top of the board over and over again...you could just repost links that you think are relevant in the seemingly appropriate active thread..

    When you say "no one cares about" do you mean the liberals who don't want to see the facts and want to remain ignorant, high fiving each other about an Obama ad that will be debunked? Is that what you mean by "no one"?


    Or the no one, not even the conservatives, who didn't post on them and let them die a few months ago...If you have to bump your own threads....

    Maybe instead of wasting energy being offended about reviving old threads, which are completely relevant in light of the current discussion, you might dig into some links that provide some basis facts about Bain and PE. May not be as interesting to you as health care issues, but with just a bit of knowledge, you will far outshine your liberal brethren who are ideologically paralyzed from seeking such info.


    As I suggested, instead of flooding the board with your threads and bumping other active threads down, just post the damned links in the supposedly relevant thread. It gets your point across and makes you seem far less like a grave digging attention whore.
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    May 14, 2012 6:18 PM GMT
    nanidesukedo said
    socalfitness said
    nanidesukedo said
    socalfitness said
    nanidesukedo said
    socalfitness saidAlso relevant today.


    You know, instead of just gravedigging all of your threads that no one cares about to the top of the board over and over again...you could just repost links that you think are relevant in the seemingly appropriate active thread..

    When you say "no one cares about" do you mean the liberals who don't want to see the facts and want to remain ignorant, high fiving each other about an Obama ad that will be debunked? Is that what you mean by "no one"?


    Or the no one, not even the conservatives, who didn't post on them and let them die a few months ago...If you have to bump your own threads....

    Maybe instead of wasting energy being offended about reviving old threads, which are completely relevant in light of the current discussion, you might dig into some links that provide some basis facts about Bain and PE. May not be as interesting to you as health care issues, but with just a bit of knowledge, you will far outshine your liberal brethren who are ideologically paralyzed from seeking such info.


    As I suggested, instead of flooding the board with your threads and bumping other active threads down, just post the damned links in the supposedly relevant thread. It gets your point across and makes you seem far less like a grave digging attention whore.


    But if Socal bumps the threads it makes it look like all those mysterious RJ members who are so conservative are active.
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    May 14, 2012 7:48 PM GMT
    Yawnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!

    John... John...icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 14, 2012 9:58 PM GMT
    this is ripe

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/05/14/former_obama_car_czar_calls_romney_attack_ad_unfair.html