Presidential candidate Mitt Romney talks about jobs and the middle class. But, while Romney worked at Bain Capital he helped pioneer the industry to off-shore call center jobs for profit.
Our economy and our communities are fighting to survive. After the economic crash in 2008 we've seen jobs continue to disappear from the Buckeye State. Many of us in the middle-class are struggling just to make ends meet.
Pundits and politicians across the country and all over Ohio talk about creating jobs in America but not all of them are ready to take action.
Ohio needs true champions like U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown who doesn't pay lip-service to the problem. He takes action. Sen. Brown co-sponsored a bill in congress (S. 3402) to end tax breaks to corporations who off-shore call centers. In addition to protecting jobs, this bill requires off-shore agents to tell callers where they are located and to give consumers a choice to be transferred to an agent in the United States.
This November, the future of America's middle class is at stake. We need to make the right choices for Ohio and America.
Ron Gay Jr.