DNC Trots Out Steel Worker That Never Worked For Bain

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    The Democratic National Convention on Wednesday featured three speakers billed as “former employees of companies controlled by Bain Capital.”

    They each told compelling stories about jobs lost, allegedly because of the actions of Bain under Romney’s leadership.

    But it turns out one of those employees never actually worked for a company controlled by Bain Capital.

    David Foster was supposedly one of those former employees on the convention schedule. He told the story about 750 steelworkers who lost their jobs when the Bain-controlled company GST steel filed for bankruptcy in the early 1990s.

    “In 2001, with GST bankrupt and Romney still CEO of Bain, I stood in front of hundreds of steelworkers in their 50s and 60s, and retirees in their 70s and 80s, and told them Romney and Bain had broken their promises. Jobs, vacation pay, severance, health insurance and pension benefits that were promised — they were all gone,” he said.