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Obama and Outsourcing

Posted on Friday, Mar 21st 2008

I love listening to Obama. After a long time, a real orator is dominating the political coverage on television, and it’s an absolute treat.

But, one thing he keeps saying that I find confusing is that he will stop US jobs from going abroad.

How exactly is he going to do that? What policy would enable him to achieve this objective?

Any guesses?

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I just want to say that ever since Bush was in office and allow the free trade, our country has gone to Hell in a handbasket.

Look at our economy. Tons of americans buy their stuff from Wal-mart. We are not feeding our country, we are feeding China, and other countries.

They have outsourced jobs and companies have shut down because of the free trade agreement. It is no wonder our economy is in a recession.

Mr. Barack Obama I am one of the millions of americans struggling to find employment.

Better education is not the answer to our problems. It is only a small increment of what our nation needs.

Mr. Obama I say for my fellow americans that we need to create tariffs on imports and exports to this nation. We need to get the jobs back that President Bush so willingly handed to the chinese and other nations.

I guarantee that if Wal-mart were shut down, most of the jobs in this nation would return. Factories that had to be shut down because of competitive prices with foreign countries would re-open.

If you really want to stop the chos this is a start.

The other thing you can do for this country is to send the illegal mexican immigrants back to Mexico. President Bush has caused our economy to suffer by allowing millions of illegal immigrants into our nation.

They need to be send back to mexico to work in the plants that got outsourced to mexico.

It just angers me that Bush has screwed this nation up so bad that people cannot find employment.

Mr Obama this is your call to action. Please Save the American Public from further Economic Crisis and help do something about this.

One last thing Mr Obama, is that Gas prices have majorly contributed to the Economic Crisis that we now face. Greater Government regulation on the fluctuation of prices between winter and summer needs to be made so that the american public doesn’t have to shell out more money during the summer for High Gas Prices.

Something needs to be done about an economy that is getting out of control.

Job Outsourcing needs to be stopped. We need to quit patronizing the foreign countries that our jobs have been outsourced to. In the end we are only hurting ourselves the american public, just to save a few bucks.

mrichins Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 9:20 PM PT

WE MUST STOP OR ATLEAST CUT BACK ON THE OUTSOURCING. NO JOBS ON AMERICA MEANS A WEAK AMERICA AND A WEAK AMERICA IS BAD FOR EVERYBIDY IN THE WORLD. DO YOU WANT A CHINEESE OR RUSSIAN SUPER POWER? THINK ABOUT IT.

MATHAI Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 2:21 AM PT

I think skeptictank above is right. US needs to adopt West european style of capitalism + socialism mix. Free healthcare is a must. Citizens in West european countries/australia work reasonable hours with good work/life balance.

Unregulated capitalism creates monopolies (or “bipolies”) and also can bring entire system on its knees because of atmosphere of low accountability that feeds a high risk appetite (lehman, bofa).

I hope sanity returns to US.

vijay Friday, February 27, 2009 at 6:49 PM PT

THIS PARAGRAPH IS COMPLETLY FABULOUS

Courtney Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 5:40 PM PT

What do people think the future holds for the working folk of the world?

Improved productivity globally is making each worker so much more productive that the number of jobs available to unskilled workers is decreasing rapidly.

The poster who said that the US needs to be concentrating far more energy on basic education was right on.

We don’t realize how important improving our workforce’s basic scientific and mathematics literacy is to our future economic wellbeing.

Otherwise, there won’t be any jobs for Americans in 20 years. Most people wont have the skills to be hired for any jobs at all.

Most unskilled jobs will be automated, everywhere in the world. We have to spend a lot more money on education, and make it possible for every student who wants an education to get one, even if they are poor.

Even the military is automating. We need to see the writing on the wall. If we reduce the work week to 30 hours a week, and institute universal healthcare, so that business isn’t bearing the huge cost of insurance, we could slow down the decrease in employment and give us some breathing room to educate the workforce and rebuild the infrastructure to bring high paying jobs back to the US.

Traditional vocational education has major shortcomings, we need to give people the equivalent of an BS or MS to ensure that they will get good jobs.

Or we are basically in denial.

The open source software movement has some good models that could be applied in education. We should look at them.

Frank Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 7:58 PM PT

His recent Jobs Act is an attempt to stop jobs from going abroad!

Akshay Shah Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 4:16 AM PT

I dont think Obama has decided if he really wants to be a supporter of outsourcing on one hand I think he knows its the right thing to do but then on the other he likes to be seen as "saving american jobs". Tough call for-sure!

Jon Monday, October 8, 2012 at 9:33 AM PT