President Barack Obama, The Outsourcer in Chief … Obama’s Record on Outsourcing draws Criticism from his Base
Who is outsourcing jobs?
As President Barack Obama accuses Mitt Romney of outsourcing jobs in his days at Bain Capital, it would seem that Obama has some explaining to do as he has been president in outsourcing American jobs. The WAPO discusses another Obama broken campaign promise from 2008 … “Barack Obama promised voters four years ago that he would work to slow the outflow of American jobs to other countries.”
What say you Mr. President … cat got your tongue?
The issue of overseas outsourcing has returned to the center of the presidential campaign, with Obama hammering the record of Mitt Romney’s financial company. The debate intensified in recent weeks with Obama’s campaign attacking his Republican rival after a Washington Post article reported that Romney’s private-equity firm, Bain Capital, had invested in companies that specialized in helping other firms relocate work overseas.
American jobs have been shifting to low-wage countries for years, and the trend has continued during Obama’s presidency. From 2008 to 2010, U.S. trade with China alone cost about 450,000 American jobs because of the growth of Chinese exports, said Robert E. Scott, a pro-labor advocate at the liberal Economic Policy Institute. That figure was less than in previous years, but the decrease was probably tied to the U.S. economic slowdown, which crimped demand for imports.
According to a study by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, large American companies in 2010 barely added any workers in the United States, increasing their numbers by 0.1 percent, while they expanded their foreign workforce by 1.5 percent. That was business as usual — between 2004 and 2010, the bureau reported, foreign affiliates hired 2 million workers while 600,000 were added by the companies at home.
ABC News reports, RNC Chairman heads to Iowa to push message of Obama outsourcing of American jobs.
So what exactly is Priebus flying to Cedar Rapids for? The RNC is unveiling a new message push and website called ObamanomicsOutsourced.com: a detailed country by country account that they say shows the president shipped jobs overseas instead of keeping them here.
The new Republican messaging is happening just days after the issue of outsourcing became the focus of the campaign, but with the Democrats pointing to Romney as the outsourcer.
More from RNC Cjhair RNC Priebus:
“President Obama has promised over and over that he would focus on creating ‘jobs that pay well and can’t be outsourced’ but his record speaks otherwise,” Priebus said in a statement. “Through his ‘stimulus’ program billions of dollars from hard-working taxpayers were sent overseas The Outsourcer-In-Chief is going around the country touting his ‘jobs record,’ but the only positive record he has is creating jobs in faraway places like Finland and South Korea.
Posted July 10, 2012 by Scared Monkeys
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Until we can control the unions and their high wage demands and “make-work” work rules there will be little or no gains in the manufacturing sector.
Obama does not know how to properly put the pressure on China and other low wage nations to make them quit subsidizing their labor to keep prices low.
“We must close union offices, confiscate their money and put their leaders in prison. We must reduce workers salaries and take away their
right to strike.” Hitler, May 2, 1933
[...] For the first time since June 25 Barack Obama, the “Misleader” in Chief has hit the links to play golf. Say it isn’t so, Obama has not been swinging the sticks as he has been too busy smearing his opponent, fabricating the truth and misleading the American public. Smearing Mitt Romney is hard work for Barack Obama. America has finally found an issue that prevents Obama from playing golf. Was it the economy, no. Was it the 40+ consecutive months of unemployment over 8%, no. Was it the record number of Americans on food stamps, the record federal debt, the poor jobs growth numbers, the failed stimulus or failed “green” energy government investments … no. The only thing that has put a damper on Obama’s golf is smearing Mitt Romney, while avoiding the topic of his handling the economy during his first term and his own outsourcing issues. [...]