A post by Pat

They say travel broadens you. Apparently so. Obama’s trip to India seems to have changed his thinking about outsourcing.

Democrats have been demonizing outsourcing at least since John Kerry’s campaign in 2004. We sure heard a lot from Democrats about the issue this election year. So much so that many Indian-Americans were motivated to raise money for Republicans.

The US midterm elections: India, China and outsourcing become attack ad topics

  • On the East End of Long Island in New York, Democratic Rep. Tim Bishop is accusing GOP candidate Randy Altschuler of shipping American jobs to India who in turn is saying that he created hundreds of jobs in the USA.
  • In the Connecticut Senate race, Democrat Richard Blumenthal is accusing his challenger, former wrestling CEO Linda McMahon, that her company had profited from manufacturing that was done in foreign countries.
  • In the Arkansas Senate race, Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln’s supporters ran attack ads against Bill Halter during the primary that caricatured Indians.
  • In Illinois, Democratic Rep. Phil Hare is running attack ads against Republican Bobby Schilling that flatly states: “Bobby Schilling: Good for India and China.” The ads then state that be is focused on creating jobs in places like India and China.
  • In Ohio, Democratic Rep. Zack Space is accusing his Republican opponent, Bob Gibbs, of supporting free-trade deals that sent jobs to China by running attack ads with a giant dragon while a narrator sarcastically thanks the Republican by commenting: “As they say in China, xie xie Mr. Gibbs!”
  • In California, Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer is running ads against her opponent, Carly Fiona [sic], the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, accusing her of creating thousands of jobs in Shanghai and Bangalore instead of San Jose or Burbank and of proudly stamping her products “Made in China.”

Ohio Governor Strickland, for whom Obama made several campaign trips, went so far as to ban using Ohio public funds for outsourcing by executive order.

Democrats are determined to punish corporations for overseas business operations. As recently as September, Obama was scolding Republicans for favoring outsourcing over the American worker. Less than two months later, Obama is in India saying wonderful things about outsourcing. It’s part of a win-win opportunity. Well, not so much for Obama.



His flip-flop is well received in India. Pelosi and the union thugs might have a few things to say to him when he gets home.

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  2. brandonj says:

    Barry really is a pandering Jackass. He tells people what they want to hear and I would hope that the folks in India aren’t stupid enough to fall for it. This reminds me of the way he courted gay people during his campaign. Thus far, he’s kept practically none of his promises to the LGBT community, but he makes nice little supportive speeches every once in awhile. And unfortunately for the most part they buy right into it, just like they did with Bill Clinton, who did more to set back LGBT equality than either Bush or Regan ever did (who they demonize). Thank God for people like Tammy and GoProud, or it really would appear that all LGBT people are liberal morons.

  3. Maynard says:

    I want to focus on general American competitiveness. Most discussion of outsourcing emphasizes one of these platitudes, either 1) Cheap foreign labor makes for cheap goods that Americans otherwise couldn’t afford, or 2) Outsourcing must be outlawed. I’d argue with both points. Cheap foreign goods don’t help us when we’ve got no jobs, and trade walls create more problems than they solve. Also, the massive U.S. debt ties our hands; at this point we can’t do anything that China won’t let us do, lest they stop lending us money. Our only hope for future prosperity lies in unprejudiced contemplation of why America is uncompetitive. Unfortunately, such contemplation is politically impossible. For example, our tax structure fundamentally punishes domestic producers and chases production offshore. Replacing income tax (a tax on production) with a national sales tax (a tax on consumption) would go a long way towards leveling the playing field. But income tax is “good”, because it’s progressive. So we can’t abandon it. I’m oversimplifying here just to illustrate the point. But that’s what we’re up against. Just as Bush was reviled for trying to address the coming insolvency of Social Security, and the people that warned us that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would collapse were demonized…Washington is a sick place, where treason is rewarded and reason is punished. Heaven help us.

  4. thierry says:

    punishing corporations for outsourcing when they are the ones who, along with the completely demotool unions, are the ones who drove companies to have few other options than to flee the country to ensure their liquidity and profitability.

    one word: Detroit.

    because democrats know nothing about economics. there’s not the most basic understanding of what actually made america the home of and biggest success story of the 2nd industrial revolution- eventually a social revolution that did more to disrupt the class system than any socialist or communist dictatorship in history. allowing for even the poor to own lots and lots of stuff and have lots and lots to eat.

    now we’re not suppose to have stuff, or, at least, our stuff is to be taken from us and given to others and we’re not suppose to have an abundant food supply because we just can’t handle the mechanics of nourishing ourselves on our own without state intervention.

    in all honesty, urkel does seem uncommonly adept at stuffing that lobster risotto hole.

    aren’t communists suppose to strive to destroy the class system and end the exploitation of the worker? urkel and the democrats seem to be rushing to reinstitute the feudal system and to further the exploitation of the worker i.e. productive member of society now known as the taxpayer aka ‘ the rich’. here’s a chance to have brown colored as well as white serfs across the globe. outsourcing both pure slavery and slavery to the state, with none of that annoying immigration dance to do in congress.

    if it weren’t for the democrat party, none of these rejects would have jobs. they certainly wouldn’t be able to run their own legit businesses . hardly any of them put in a full day’s work. seriously, what would urkel do, without access to a political career, if he couldn’t find a job in academentia? what would teddy ‘ titanic’ kennedy have done without the Kennedy Seat or daddy’s prohibition money,( all ill gotten gain if you ask me)?

    • Pat_S says:

      The creepiest part about this is what the narrator says at the end.

      DETROIT WILD CITY – TEASER

      “You can forget about the worries of the world and work and everything.” The ruin of industry is a source of contentment for the Left.

      • thierry says:

        ah, c’est chouette, hein? nous sont des nouveaux fauves.

        will they be happy when we’re running like packs of wild dogs, fighting and scrounging for food – killing off the old weak and sick, killing each other in order to survive?

        the left wants the world to be a concentration camp.

        the french translation is so arch, proper, and exacting . reading it while hearing the accented and slangy english and seeing ruins of the Great Society II is really jarring.

        urban exploration (UE)- thrill seeking amid the ruins of what we’ve let government do to us. there are many many sites dedicated to breaking into these old buildings and taking pictures, documenting transgression into our downfall. it’s kind of cult like-they have international gatherings exploring old factories, psychiatric hospitals, even sewers.

        http://tinyurl.com/yslb7h

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  6. MaccabeeMaven says:

    I want to focus on general American competitiveness. Most discussion of outsourcing emphasizes one of these platitudes, either 1) Cheap foreign labor makes for cheap goods that Americans otherwise couldn’t afford, or 2) Outsourcing must be outlawed. I’d argue with both points. Cheap foreign goods don’t help us when we’ve got no jobs, and trade walls create more problems than they solve. Also, the massive U.S. debt ties our hands; at this point we can’t do anything that China won’t let us do, lest they stop lending us money. Our only hope for future prosperity lies in unprejudiced contemplation of why America is uncompetitive. Unfortunately, such contemplation is politically impossible. For example, our tax structure fundamentally punishes domestic producers and chases production offshore. Replacing income tax (a tax on production) with a national sales tax (a tax on consumption) would go a long way towards leveling the playing field. But income tax is “good”, because it’s progressive. So we can’t abandon it. I’m oversimplifying here just to illustrate the point. But that’s what we’re up against. Just as Bush was reviled for trying to address the coming insolvency of Social Security, and the people that warned us that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would collapse were demonized…Washington is a sick place, where treason is rewarded and reason is punished. Heaven help us.

    Hi, Maynard. Maven here. I am very impressed with your assessment on this. You hit all the relevant points I would have made, only much better.

  7. electricninja says:

    Smart politicians would simply make outsourcing moot by not chasing away these businesses with excessive taxes, regulations, and capital controls. That’s the way you do it, because any attempt to manipulate business with direct control would eventually get turned against the individual citizen with equal gusto.

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