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Mitt Romney is focused on the over 14 million Americans who are out of work…
and the countless more who are underemployed.
The Gov is holding a NEWS CONFERENCE tomorrow at boarded-up Allentown Metal Works in Pennsylvania – a factory that Obama said would benefit from his $800 billion stimulus bill:
Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney will take dead aim at President Obama’s handling of the economy tomorrow when he holds a news conference at a closed Pennsylvania factory the president once said would benefit from the federal stimulus law.
Obama visited the Allentown Metal Works in December 2009 as he touted his $787 billion stimulus bill.
The more than 100-year-old plant, which made heavy steel construction components including trusses beneath the new World Trade Center, subsequently closed this past January.
“The 2012 election is going to be a referendum on the president’s failure to turn around the economy,” Romney told the Philadelphia Inquirer today. “He’s grown detached and isolated from what people are feeling and experiencing.”
A little history on Allentown Metal Works:
Every book has an ending and the same is true with corporate success stories. In America, the endings for books are much easier to accept than the end of a company[...]
Allentown Metal Works, a 100 year old plant in south Allentown, will close its doors for good sometime in 2011.
In 2005 it was used a gritty backdrop in the city’s mayoral election and was held up as a symbol of bringing manufacturing back to the region. It also was a stop on President Barack Obama’s tour of the Lehigh Valley in a recent visit.
However, it more accurately represented a bygone era of when manufacturing was king of the economy in the Lehigh Valley and around the country.
The press will be there:
Event: Romney Press Conference at Allentown Metal Works
When: Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 4:10 PM EDT
Location: Allentown Metal Works, 600 South 10th Street, Allentown, Pennsylvania