Our community has been slapped in the face again. Big business has not only wiped its feet all over our welcome mat.....they have poured gasoline on it and torched it. As you have been reading in the Journal Standard, 170 workers of Honeywell/Sensata/Bain from Freeport will have their jobs sent to China. Friends, family members, strangers but more importantly, community members....our community members.
Recently, it was revealed that Sensata is owned by Bain Capital, the private equity firm that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney helped start. Interesting, isn't this the same man who has proclaimed throughout the country that we need to keep jobs in America. O.K., now I'm really hot. It is time that we bring Mitt Romney to Freeport.
We have him stand behind a podium at the Krape Park Bandshell and have him look us square in the eye and tell us, why this is happening. I am tired of our town accepting this treatment and I want us to stand up for ourselves....not just for our 170 community members but for all of the communities ripped apart because of their greed.
I am tired of Freeport having its hands tied behind its back and getting slapped in the face left and right, and just taking it.
This, by the way, is not an Obama endorsement.
This is a Freeport endorsement.