A trio of workers who said they were laid off after Bain Capital took over their companies were given time to speak on the stage at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night. They told their personal stories of what happened at each of their companies, accusing Republican nominee for president Mitt Romney and his former Bain partners of putting profits before people and describing the fallout after a Bain takeover.
Democrats have thrust Bain Capital, the private equity firm founded by Romney, into the spotlight numerous times during the presidential campaign, questioning its role in job creation, as well as various overseas investments.
"I wanted to tell you about Mitt Romney's record of cutting jobs," began one speaker. "Mitt Romney once said, 'I like being able to fire people.' Well I can tell you from personal experience—he does."
Romney and his campaign have consistently defended his business and job-creation record at Bain.