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Let's Talk About Outsourcing

kjkrunner Wrote: Jul 18, 2012 9:53 AM
It would be nice if Phyllis Schafley used the correct terms. "Outsourcing" is when a company chooses to have in-house operations taken over by another private separate American company for a lower cost than paying their own employees. Often, the same people can switch to the other company and continue to do their job, just for less pay. All employees involved, both those losing a job and those gaining are Americans. This whole article is about is actually known as "offshoring" - sending the jobs to another country because employees there will work for less. If we're going to debate something this important, let's be clear what it is exactly that we're talking about. "Outsourcing" and "Offshoring" are two very different things.
dflynn Wrote: Jul 31, 2012 2:38 PM
Actually outsourcing is a correct term, although these days a very general term. Outsourcing is just agreeing contractually with another company to perform work as a service. There are no standards of having to provide current employees a position, albeit lower pay. "Offshoring" is just outsourcing to another country often called just "outsourcing", "offshoring" or "offshore outsourcing", all however the same principal and done most commonly for cost reduction .
Among President Obama's disingenuous promises made over his four years, he said he would focus on creating "jobs that pay well and can't be outsourced." Yet he spent billions of U.S. taxpayer's money overseas to create outsourced jobs.

Typical of Obama's passion for outsourcing was the appointment of his jobs czar, Jeffrey Immelt, the CEO of General Electric. Even as he was basking in the prestige of his new title, Immelt was closing his last U.S. plant making light bulbs in Virginia and opening a plant in China to manufacture more expensive light bulbs, which Americans will be forced to buy.