Obama touts new auto case against China
By JULIE PACE Associated Press September 17, 2012 8:04AM
In this Sept. 13, 2012, photo, President Barack Obama waves after speaking at a campaign rally in Golden, Colo. Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are embarking on a week heavy with travel through battleground states and appeals key constituencies, with both campaigns wrangling over unrest in the Middle East and who is best equipped to rejuvenate the economy. Both candidates are courting voters in a series of must-win states and reaching out to a number of voting groups that could determine the election, from working-class white voters in states like Ohio and Wisconsin to Latino voters in Florida and viewers of a popular Spanish-language television network. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
Updated: September 17, 2012 12:12PM
CINCINNATI — President Barack Obama says when it comes to unfair Chinese auto subsidies, he’s fighting back — but Mitt Romney’s mostly talk.
Campaigning in Ohio, Obama announced a new challenge with the World Trade Organization, saying the subsidies have cost thousands of jobs at auto and auto parts companies.
Obama says: “It’s not right, it’s against the rules and we will not let it stand.”
His move comes after Romney ramped up charges that Obama lets the Chinese get away with widespread trade cheating.
But at a rally in Cincinnati, Obama said all Romney’s done is “send them our jobs.” He says Romney’s firm, Bain Capital, champions outsourcing, and his tax policies favor overseas production.
Obama says on trade, you’ve got to “walk the walk, not just talk the talk.”