The Romney campaign also took issue with a recent television commercial from the Obama campaign that claims Mr. Romney outsourced job and takes advantage of tax loopholes while playing a song of him singing “God Bless America” in the background.
“Look, I find it very troubling,” Mr. Madden said. “I think it is troubling that they would mock someone who’s singing ‘God Bless America.’”
But Mr. Axelrod said Mr. Romney’s record on outsourcing speaks for itself.
“When you think about what’s happening to our economy and what we have to do to move forward, one of the big questions is about outsourcing,” Mr. Axelrod said. “Governor Romney was involved in outsourcing.”
Mr. Axelrod also hit Mr. Romney hard on taxes, pointing out that the United States loses $100 billion a year to offshore tax havens such as Switzerland.
“We know Gov. Romney takes advantage of these,” he said. “I’m not suggesting that he’s done anything illegal, but what I am suggesting is that he’s taking advantage of every loophole.”
“The president could do those things, but he doesn’t do those things,” Mr. Axelrod added.
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Tim Devaney is a national reporter who covers business and international trade for The Washington Times. Previously, he worked for the Detroit News, Grand Rapids Press, Portland Press Herald and Bangor Daily News. Tim can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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