Hailing a “renaissance happening here in Ohio,” Vice President Joe Biden today said manufacturing is back in the nation under the Obama administration, creating “jobs you can build a family on.”
In a 28-minute speech to several hundred supporters at the Plumbers & Pipefitters local 189 headquarters on Kinnear Rd., Biden portrayed Mitt Romney as a wealthy outsourcer of jobs and his own fortune, saying the Republican presidential candidate would carry those priorities with him to the White House.
“Did you ever think you’d see a presidential race when you’re choosing between one guy with a million bucks in the Cayman Islands and a Swiss bank account and the other guy invested in the United States?” Biden asked, rhetorically, to cheers of approval in the union hall.
Launching a double-pronged attack against Romney for sending jobs overseas as head of Bain Capital and for favoring tax breaks for American companies that create jobs abroad, Biden said manufacturing is experiencing a comeback in Ohio and the nation during President Barack Obama’s watch.
“Our bets already are paying off – jobs are returning,” Biden said, contending that the industrial-job increase comes because “we have the most productive workers in the world.”
Biden, making his sixth visit to Ohio this year, joined a mid-summer campaign rush to America’s battleground. Obama held a town hall Monday in Cincinnati and Romney followed with one in Bowling Green yesterday.