Romney Pays Visit to Failing FL Printer
JACKSONVILLE, FL—Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney took his “Obama Isn’t Working” theme to a commercial printing company here that is closing after 99 years in business due to tough economic conditions.
Romney made the visit to Paramount Performance Marketing Thursday in advance of Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate, the last one held prior to Florida’s primary. He was introduced at the rally by Paramount CEO Jon Cummins, who recently announced the company’s closure.
“This is not a happy day at this plant, of course, but it’s an indication of what’s gone wrong with this administration,” Romney told supporters, according to Channel 4. “Jon asked how long this is going on, and I said this is going to go on until January of 2013, when we take over.”
Cummins said that technology shifts and international sourcing, combined with increasing health care costs on an annual basis and government regulations, have impacted business tremendously.
“Everybody’s created problems for the business,” Cummins told Channel 4.