Noted outsourcer pretty upset about Romney outsourcing

posted at 6:41 pm on June 23, 2012 by Jazz Shaw

You can file this one away as yet another case of Team Obama and the gang that can’t seem to shoot straight. As we noted earlier, the latest arrow in Barack Obama’s reelection quiver is to tie Mitt Romney to job outsourcing during his tenure at Bain Capital. This is a charge which was quickly picked up and trumpeted by the media, hoping to score a big hit against the GOP hopeful.

It certainly has some potential as campaign issues go. There is simply no denying that outsourcing has been bleeding high tech and manufacturing jobs alike out of the US since the 90′s, and there are plenty of people who are upset about it. So thinking that they smelled a bit of blood in the water, the Obama campaign continued the push by hosting a conference call on the subject.

The Obama campaign pounced this morning on a Washington Post article claiming Bain Capital invested in companies that helped ship American jobs overseas while Mitt Romney was at the helm of the firm, calling it a “significant moment” in this campaign.

“People really have a fundamental choice in this election,” Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod told reporters on a conference call. “The question is, do they want an outsourcer-in-chief in the Oval Office or do they want a president who will fight for American jobs, American manufacturing and the American middle class.”

And who did they get as an expert spokesperson to back up Axelrod on the subject? Enter one Leo Hindery. But Team Obama seems to have forgotten the importance of checking out the background of who you have acting as your surrogate. Hindery was the CEO of GlobalCenter around the same time Mitt was with Bain. And it turns out that Mr. Hindery knows a thing or two about outsourcing himself, as this corporate press release from 2000 shows. (Emphasis mine)

GlobalCenter’s services integrate the latest technology into an economical outsourcing model that specializes in the four elements critical for e-businesses to succeed in the new economy: connectivity, data centers, on-demand Internet applications and professional services. These services offer GlobalCenter customers reliability, cost-effectiveness, faster time to market advantages and economies of outsourcing, significantly reducing total cost-of-ownership with less capital and fewer internal IT staff requirements.

Oh, and the hits don’t stop coming there. The latest Obama spokesperson against the vulture capital tendencies of Mitt Romney wound up leaving that company shortly after that press release went out. And what happened next? Hindery somehow made a small fortune for himself as the company tanked and left everyone else unemployed and holding the bag.

Hindery, the former Chief Executive Officer of Global Crossing and a strong supporter of the Democrat Party, has been linked to highly questionable, undisclosed stock trades. The trades, which netted Hindery hundreds of thousands of dollars, were made at a time when Global Crossing barred its officers from trading company shares. While Hindery made off like a bandit, many were left penniless.

Leo Hindery Is One Of The Biggest Donors To The Democrat Party, Having Contributed More Than $2 Million Since 1999

I can’t confirm this, but I hear rumors that next week Axelrod will be trying to get an Obama endorsement from Allen Stanford.


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Heh!

OmahaConservative on June 23, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Inept.

cheetah2 on June 23, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Can`t wait to hear from Uppereastside……..

ThePrez on June 23, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Barry outsourced jobs to Finland to build Fiskers.

bayview on June 23, 2012 at 6:46 PM

If I were donors, I would be watching the money to see where it’s going, I’m beginning to think The Won doesn’t want to win.

Cindy Munford on June 23, 2012 at 6:48 PM

“Its the right thing to do…for me”

BobMbx on June 23, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Sorry, but, “So what? You’re spokesman on this did it too.” isn’t much of a defense.

Outsourcing is a blatant selling out of America by the companies who profit from the consumption habits of Americans. There is no symbiotic relationship between the American people and companies who rely on outsourced labor. It’s all about the profits of the company and that’s it. It institutionalizes and incentivizes bad working conditions in the developing countries that are used as labor pools, and hurts employment here in America.

Backing Romney, or at least Bain, on this will not be a smart move. There is no justification or upside to the American people. And trying to say, “But the guy you sent out to say this did it too!” just looks pathetic.

Romney should be put on the defensive about this and should go on record excoriating the practice, even if it’s only lip service.

Boomer_Sooner on June 23, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Barry outsourced US Green Jobs

http://abcnews.go.com/WN/wind-power-equal-job-power/story?id=9759949#.T-ZHx5GoyWc

Despite all the talk of green jobs, the overwhelming majority of stimulus money spent on wind power has gone to foreign companies, according to a new report by the Investigative Reporting Workshop at the American University’s School of Communication in Washington, D.C.

Nearly $2 billion in money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has been spent on wind power, funding the creation of enough new wind farms to power 2.4 million homes over the past year. But the study found that nearly 80 percent of that money has gone to foreign manufacturers of wind turbines.

bayview on June 23, 2012 at 6:51 PM

You can file this one away as yet another case of Team Obama and the gang that can’t seem to shoot straight.

Don Knotts and Tim Conway were/are funny.

There is nothing funny about Barack Obama, although I would need to summons the Rescue should he have a head on collision with Schadenfreude, such would be my delight.

turfmann on June 23, 2012 at 6:52 PM

After having outsourced American Presidency to an undocumented foreign worker, Democrats shouldn’t be throwing rocks in that particular direction…

Archivarix on June 23, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Oh my giddy aunt, that’s effing HILARIOUS!

squint on June 23, 2012 at 6:59 PM

I can’t confirm this, but I hear rumors that next week Axelrod will by be trying to get an Obama endorsement from Allen Stanford.

FIFY Jazz :)

Electrongod on June 23, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Barry outsourced jobs to Finland to build Fiskers.

bayview on June 23, 2012 at 6:46 PM

bbbuttt..but….buu…he is black and and …
he did it because it is the right thing to do for the “American people” ….

burrata on June 23, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Hindery, the former Chief Executive Officer of Global Crossing and a strong supporter of the Democrat Party, has been linked to highly questionable, undisclosed stock trades. The trades, which netted Hindery hundreds of thousands of dollars, were made at a time when Global Crossing barred its officers from trading company shares. While Hindery made off like a bandit, many were left penniless.

Leo Hindery Is One Of The Biggest Donors To The Democrat Party, Having Contributed More Than $2 Million Since 1999

Oh I love this part: Remember Global Crossing, Kids? Especially with all those really weird bundled donations from Buddhists monks, etc to Gore and the DNC?

Remember them days? I know the MSM was just all OVER that story…no wait, I mostly heard it on talk radio, Rush & Levin, etc etc….MSM was out for their usual 3 martini lunch break.

BlaxPac on June 23, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Playing Poker Face With WaPo

a/k/a Sorry, Washington Post, Romney Didn’t Get Rich Moving U.S. Jobs Overseas

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2012/06/sorry-washington-post-romney-didnt-get.html

M2RB: Lady GaGa

Resist We Much on June 23, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Unless I’m mistaken, didn’t GM do the same after it received a government bailout. Reduced overhead by closing dealerships and moved some manufacturing/design for the Volt overseas.

Zaire67 on June 23, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Remember Global Crossing, Kids? Especially with all those really weird bundled donations from Buddhists monks, etc to Gore and the DNC?

Remember them days? I know the MSM was just all OVER that story…no wait, I mostly heard it on talk radio, Rush & Levin, etc etc….MSM was out for their usual 3 martini lunch break.

BlaxPac on June 23, 2012 at 7:01 PM

That’s the same Global Crossing that turned DNC Grand Poobah Terry “Punk” McAuliffe into a multi-millionaire. He had only invested $100K, and made $18 mil.

Del Dolemonte on June 23, 2012 at 7:10 PM

You know, between this post and the one a couple of hours ago by Erika, I’m starting to think Ed is going to need to divide the OOTD feature in two. There can be both a daily “Obamateurism of things he does in his offical capacity of POTUS” and another category called “Obamateurism of things he does trying to get reelected POTUS.”

radjah shelduck on June 23, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Team Obama could find their butts in a locked closet with a full length mirror and a flashlight…

Khun Joe on June 23, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Team Obama could find their butts in a locked closet with a full length mirror and a flashlight…

Khun Joe on June 23, 2012 at 7:11 PM

With their glutes on their shoulders it’s no surprise, however I think the flashlight would be useless.

Rio Linda Refugee on June 23, 2012 at 7:15 PM

And lets not foget about this guy.

BallisticBob on June 23, 2012 at 7:17 PM

um, try the obama’s H1B1 folly and the amenesty follies as more insidious forms of outsourcing by the admin.

joeindc44 on June 23, 2012 at 7:17 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2V4EM_jaFg

Unreal, here is where that clown is telling Brazil to drill for oil, while cutting it off for our companies in the Gulf. What an A$$. He has NO room to talk. go practice your iron shots.

gsherin on June 23, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Remember them days? I know the MSM was just all OVER that story…no wait, I mostly heard it on talk radio, Rush & Levin, etc etc….MSM was out for their usual 3 martini lunch break.

BlaxPac on June 23, 2012 at 7:01 PM

That was then.
Things are different now. Much different.
Wait for Monday, real journalist and actual reporter Hooaan will be all over it ….
:D

burrata on June 23, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Jazz, I wish you posted here everyday. It’s been a good HA day!

MustLoveBlogs on June 23, 2012 at 7:23 PM

A Democrat with wealth… that’s the first tip-off that something stinks.

ericdijon on June 23, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Have the Obamas bought anything from companies that have “outsourced” jobs.

Enquiring minds would like to know.

farsighted on June 23, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Backing Romney, or at least Bain, on this will not be a smart move. There is no justification or upside to the American people. And trying to say, “But the guy you sent out to say this did it too!” just looks pathetic.

Boomer_Sooner on June 23, 2012 at 6:51 PM

+1000

rjl1999 on June 23, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Outsourcing is a blatant selling out of America by the companies who profit from the consumption habits of Americans. There is no symbiotic relationship between the American people and companies who rely on outsourced labor. It’s all about the profits of the company and that’s it. It institutionalizes and incentivizes bad working conditions in the developing countries that are used as labor pools, and hurts employment here in America.

Backing Romney, or at least Bain, on this will not be a smart move. There is no justification or upside to the American people. And trying to say, “But the guy you sent out to say this did it too!” just looks pathetic.

Romney should be put on the defensive about this and should go on record excoriating the practice, even if it’s only lip service.

Boomer_Sooner on June 23, 2012 at 6:51 PM

That is nonsense…for one thing, it does matter if the Democrats are doing this and for another, outsourcing often saves a company and thus it saves jobs. It is not a crime. In fact, most Americans are not sold out by this, they benefit because of it. Consumers definitely benefit.

And it should be noted that a lot of the companies that Democrats claim were outsourcing were actually expanding overseas…they do hire people overseas when they open offices outside the country.

Maybe if some of the people who get upset about this would show more interest in getting tax rates down and regulations under control we might not see as many businesses resort to outsourcing in the first place.

Terrye on June 23, 2012 at 7:29 PM

After having outsourced American Presidency to an undocumented foreign worker, Democrats shouldn’t be throwing rocks in that particular direction…

Archivarix on June 23, 2012 at 6:57 PM

This.

SouthernGent on June 23, 2012 at 7:30 PM

“The question is, do they want an outsourcer-in-chief in the Oval Office or do they want a president who will fight for American jobs, American manufacturing and the American middle class.”

Indeed. Let’s dump the outsourcer-in-chief.

txhsmom on June 23, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Backing Romney, or at least Bain, on this will not be a smart move. There is no justification or upside to the American people. And trying to say, “But the guy you sent out to say this did it too!” just looks pathetic.

Boomer_Sooner on June 23, 2012 at 6:51 PM

+1000

rjl1999 on June 23, 2012 at 7:28 PM

How can you say +1000? Tell me, do you think the American people should have choices in what they buy? Or do you think they should be forced to spend $5,000 on a refrigerator just because it was made in the USA? And how many of those refrigerators would you sell if they cost that much? How many would even get made? How many retailers would make money selling them?

This whole thing that some people have that there is something awful about moving any part of a business out of this country is just absurd. It really is. It might help the unions, but it will not help anyone else.

Terrye on June 23, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Barry outsourced jobs to Finland to build Fiskers.

bayview on June 23, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Facts are racist.

tetriskid on June 23, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Can`t wait to hear from Uppereastside……..

ThePrez on June 23, 2012 at 6:44 PM

You be waitin long time. :)

arnold ziffel on June 23, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Why beat around the bush when you can go right to the source? Obozo is building cars in Europe of course we are paying for it!!!!!

sonnyspats1 on June 23, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Can`t wait to hear from Uppereastside……..

ThePrez on June 23, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Oy vey
-upperyeastinside

tom daschle concerned on June 23, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Outsourcing is a blatant selling out of America by the companies who profit from the consumption habits of Americans.

Boomer_Sooner on June 23, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Nonsense.

Outsourcing enables companies to stay in business by reducing their cost of doing business. Companies that do not outsource when that is the economically efficient thing to do will be driven out of business, if not by domestic companies that outsource then by international companies. The jobs are gone either way. Let me emphasize that — the jobs are also gone if they do not outsource. The jobs are gone either way.

When the cost of doing business outside the US is significantly lower than it is in the US a company has no choice but to outsource as much as possible. It is either outsource or go out of business.

American companies would much prefer to hire American citizens. The solution is to reduce the cost of doing business in the US.

farsighted on June 23, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Up next:

Team Obooby accuses Mitt Romney of denying Hispanic diners the use of flatware. A leading spokesperson was heard exclaiming that Romney was an early adopter of the practice of fork-lifting (no, the other fork-lifting).

Reportedly, Charles Manson and Squeaky Fromm will hold a pro-Obooby press conference at a date to be leaked, er, um, uh… announced.

hillbillyjim on June 23, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Terrye on June 23, 2012 at 7:35 PM

I think this is a trial balloon for the dems. I saw some back and forth on twitter about it today. The “moderate” even went so far as to claim technology kills jobs. That exact backwards idea comes straight from our out-sourcer-in-chief.

txhsmom on June 23, 2012 at 7:43 PM

If I were donors, I would be watching the money to see where it’s going, I’m beginning to think The Won doesn’t want to win.

Cindy Munford on June 23, 2012 at 6:48 PM

I am not sure about that, but I am beginning to think there are a lot of Democrats who do not want Obama to win.

Terrye on June 23, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Can`t wait to hear from Uppereastside……..

ThePrez on June 23, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Here ya go:

Blah. Blah blah blah. Blah blah, blah blah blah one percent blah blah.

Blah blah blah.

yeastybeasty on June 23, 2012 at large XX

hillbillyjim on June 23, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Terrye on June 23, 2012 at 7:35 PM

I think this is a trial balloon for the dems. I saw some back and forth on twitter about it today. The “moderate” even went so far as to claim technology kills jobs. That exact backwards idea comes straight from our out-sourcer-in-chief.

txhsmom on June 23, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Maybe, but it is a dud. It was not all that long ago that Clinton was president and these same people were all into that free trade stuff, it is kind of hard to ignore that now. But then again, they are not all that consistent.

Terrye on June 23, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Terrye on June 23, 2012 at 7:46 PM

It was shot down rather quickly and then ridiculed for a few hours. I had forgotten that about Clinton. They really are out of ideas.

txhsmom on June 23, 2012 at 7:48 PM

I am beginning to think there are a lot of Democrats who do not want Obama to win.

Terrye on June 23, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Concur.

hillsoftx on June 23, 2012 at 7:48 PM

American companies would much prefer to hire American citizens. The solution is to reduce the cost of doing business in the US.

farsighted on June 23, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Absolutely.

Terrye on June 23, 2012 at 7:49 PM

The irony of the whole deal is that everything that this administration has done economically to this nation has (purposefully, it seems) been designed to weaken our economy and send jobs overseas by the shovelful.

See regulatory zealotry. See shutting off access to affordable and sensible energy sources that might help keep some companies from being forced either overseas or out of luck. See the monsoon of administration attacks on the sources of capital for any economic growth.

And on, and on, and on……………………………….

hillbillyjim on June 23, 2012 at 7:51 PM

It was shot down rather quickly and then ridiculed for a few hours. I had forgotten that about Clinton. They really are out of ideas.

txhsmom on June 23, 2012 at 7:48 PM

They are desperate.

Terrye on June 23, 2012 at 7:51 PM

but I am beginning to think there are a lot of Democrats who do not want Obama to win.

Terrye on June 23, 2012 at 7:43 PM

No Democrat will ever do anything to jeopardize the
marxist revo1u$$n…they have been planning it for so long , no way they will suddenly discover their patriotism towards USA .

burrata on June 23, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Boomer_Sooner on June 23, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Sensible!

HB3 on June 23, 2012 at 7:53 PM

The “moderate” even went so far as to claim technology kills jobs. That exact backwards idea comes straight from our out-sourcer-in-chief.

txhsmom on June 23, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Technology does kill jobs, intentionally. It also creates jobs that are more productive and economically efficient, Technology increases productivity and economic efficiency. That is what the Industrial Revolution was all about.

That “moderate” is a Luddite.

In 21st century America we are battling Luddites for control of the country (forehead hits table).

farsighted on June 23, 2012 at 7:55 PM

What a shock that libs are hypocrites.

Philly on June 23, 2012 at 7:56 PM

burrata on June 23, 2012 at 7:22 PM

LOL…

Pass.

BlaxPac on June 23, 2012 at 8:00 PM

No Democrat will ever do anything to jeopardize the
marxist revo1u$$n…they have been planning it for so long , no way they will suddenly discover their patriotism towards USA .

burrata on June 23, 2012 at 7:51 PM

I am not so sure about that. Clinton has not exactly been helpful. I think they feel he has failed them and that if things do not improve soon, they will be forced to live with the results for years. I am saying all Democrats feel that way, but I do think there are Democrats who are ready to throw him under the bus.

Terrye on June 23, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Defending outsourcing in this election is “snatching defeat from the jaws of victory”-level stupidity.

HB3 on June 23, 2012 at 8:05 PM

I am saying all Democrats feel that way, but I do think there are Democrats who are ready to throw him under the bus.

Terrye on June 23, 2012 at 8:04 PM

I meant to say that I do not think all Democrats feel that way.

I should use preview, but I am too lazy.

Terrye on June 23, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Defending outsourcing in this election is “snatching defeat from the jaws of victory”-level stupidity.

HB3 on June 23, 2012 at 8:05 PM

It is not about defending outsourcing, it is about defending capitalism.

Terrye on June 23, 2012 at 8:08 PM

I am beginning to think there are a lot of Democrats who do not want Obama to win.

Terrye on June 23, 2012 at 7:43 PM

My WAG is that about 20-30% of Democrats are not hard left wing anti-capitalism socialists.

They may like big government but they want balanced budgets and they like free markets and capitalism in general. They worry, with hand wringing and furrowed brows, about restraining capitalism’s so-called “excesses”, but they may be repelled by the blatantly anti-capitalism class warfare socialism Obama is peddling IF they think he is serious. It should be clear by now he is very serious.

At least I hope, when I am in an optimistic mood, this is the case .

farsighted on June 23, 2012 at 8:09 PM

They may like big government but they want balanced budgets and they like free markets and capitalism in general. They worry, with hand wringing and furrowed brows, about restraining capitalism’s so-called “excesses”, but they may be repelled by the blatantly anti-capitalism class warfare socialism Obama is peddling IF they think he is serious. It should be clear by now he is very serious.

At least I hope, when I am in an optimistic mood, this is the case .

farsighted on June 23, 2012 at 8:09 PM

I think this is true. I know Democrats like this and many of them simply refuse to accept the fact that the party has gone totally off the rails, but some of them know it and they want Obama and his ilk to be pushed out.

Terrye on June 23, 2012 at 8:13 PM

I am not sure about that, but I am beginning to think there are a lot of Democrats who do not want Obama to win.

Terrye on June 23, 2012 at 7:43 PM

I am not so sure about that. Clinton has not exactly been helpful. I think they feel he has failed them and that if things do not improve soon, they will be forced to live with the results for years. I am saying all Democrats feel that way, but I do think there are Democrats who are ready to throw him under the bus.

Terrye on June 23, 2012 at 8:04 PM

I think this is true. I know Democrats like this and many of them simply refuse to accept the fact that the party has gone totally off the rails, but some of them know it and they want Obama and his ilk to be pushed out.

Terrye on June 23, 2012 at 8:13 PM

See that guy over there, silently nodding his head in agreement? That’s Cory Booker… :)

Bizarro No. 1 on June 23, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Defending outsourcing in this election is “snatching defeat from the jaws of victory”-level stupidity.

HB3 on June 23, 2012 at 8:05 PM

OK, we’ll stop defending Barry.

bayview on June 23, 2012 at 8:52 PM

One need look no further than Government Motors to see what the UAW has done to the “Made In The USA” label…GM is the “failed model” example of Obama and Axelgrease’s “New America”…

Strike Hornet on June 23, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Is it just me, or are there a number of new concern trolls here?

strictnein on June 23, 2012 at 9:09 PM

It is un-f’en-believable they are using the former CEO of Global Crossing. If you take everything they accuse Romney of, multiply it by 100, you get that guy.

strictnein on June 23, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Bain, Massachussetts, Dressage Horses, Mormon, Gordon Gekko…..have all failed.

Seems Axe and Plouffe aren’t the geniuses the media told us they were.

AYNBLAND on June 23, 2012 at 10:06 PM

It’s cute that *we* know this and all, but you realize that 99.5% of the voting public will never hear this, right?

Midas on June 23, 2012 at 10:24 PM

Wait, GlobalCenter and Global Crossing are the same? Are we mixing our companies here? Global Crossing was Terry MacAuliffe’s deal too, right?

Midas on June 23, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Jeff Immelt, “Jobs Adviser” to Barry Obama can also relate a thing or two about OUTSOURCING TO CHINA.

GarandFan on June 23, 2012 at 10:29 PM

no way they will suddenly discover their patriotism towards USA .

burrata on June 23, 2012 at 7:51 PM

This.

Their ideology is ingrained. They are convinced of their love of the boy king. It’s like they are hypnotized or have blinders on.

Wake up, fools!

freedomfirst on June 23, 2012 at 10:35 PM

The contraception deal has more legs than outsourcing jobs does.
This has been going on for 40 freakin years- and guess what – did you know Germany, France, Sweden, Japan and even Italy outsource jobs ? Shocking!

You want to stop outsourcing than you will also have to STOP IMPORTING !
See how that plays with the folks.

Romney’s response should be ” hey- this commie Fraud Occupier of the WH doesn’t give a Shiite about job creation in the private sector so why doesn’t he shut his ignorant pie hole when it comes to anything other than community organizing”

Or something like that.

FlaMurph on June 23, 2012 at 10:41 PM

A breakfast meeting of Obama with a few of his key media advisers:

Obama:
“Hey, so what’s cooking? What do you have for me this morning? What can we use against Romney?”

Hollywood Big-Wig:
“I heard he eats scrambled eggs.”

Hollywood Super Celebrity No. 1:
“Some guy I know who is in tight with the papparazzi says they got a snap of Romney buying flowers for his wife. That’ll really irritate more than a few people I know.”

Hollywood JournOlister #67:
“There were some interesting stats yesterday in the production charts — looks like Romney invested in an animation shop in Mexico and they employ two girls called Rosie and Lucinda; we gotta’ nip this in the bud, this Mexico-employees thing.”

Hollywood Big-Wig:
“I like the scrambled eggs thing. Bleeaaak, scrambled eggs. I bet he doesn’t even eat fruit for breakfast.”

Chicago Public Relations Maven:
“We should go with the offsourcing issue Hollywood Big-Wig was phoning in two days ago. Right after we push the scrambled eggs and flowers stories. THEN we use the investment in Mexico as long as we can make those two girls into five hundred thousand.”

Obama:
“Who brought the hoagies?”

Lourdes on June 23, 2012 at 10:51 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2V4EM_jaFg

Unreal, here is where that clown is telling Brazil to drill for oil, while cutting it off for our companies in the Gulf. What an A$$. He has NO room to talk. go practice your iron shots.

gsherin on June 23, 2012 at 7:21 PM

THAT always bothered me, too and it’s been mostly just ho-hummed into obscurity by the Leftmedia. But it was Obama again insulting the American economy, particularly since it combined with the denial of permits for the Gulf.

That issue needs refreshing — shouldn’t be allowed to be pushed into the past and forgotten.

Lourdes on June 23, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Remember Global Crossing, Kids? Especially with all those really weird bundled donations from Buddhists monks, etc to Gore and the DNC?

Remember them days? I know the MSM was just all OVER that story…no wait, I mostly heard it on talk radio, Rush & Levin, etc etc….MSM was out for their usual 3 martini lunch break.

BlaxPac on June 23, 2012 at 7:01 PM

That’s the same Global Crossing that turned DNC Grand Poobah Terry “Punk” McAuliffe into a multi-millionaire. He had only invested $100K, and made $18 mil.

Del Dolemonte on June 23, 2012 at 7:10 PM

…thank’s for the memories!
…I thought that was a familiar name…you’re not journalists are you?

KOOLAID2 on June 23, 2012 at 11:15 PM

The democrats will make plenty of political mileage with this issue. Republicans have been so stupid, reckless, aloof and indifferent regarding the offshoring of our nations jobs, wealth, technology and intellectual property. This, of course, is why there has been so little enthusiasm for the GOP since 1/21/05 after W started his 2nd term. The Bush clan and Clinton have done so much to damage our economy and, certainly, BHO has been happy to continue to redistribute all he can outside of our nations borders. And even accelerate the pace. Romney and his campaign are absolutely clueless regarding the anxiety being carried by the working people of our nation. The largest block of voters, I might add. In my view, its time for a new political party that is nation centric. DD

Darvin Dowdy on June 23, 2012 at 11:41 PM

At least with Romney there is a business record to criticize, with Obama its a blank sheet and an abysmal economic record as President.

TonyR on June 23, 2012 at 11:44 PM

The main reason for outsourcing is the lower labor costs outside this country. So when I saw the headline, I chalked it up to Democratic policies that have made the U.S. less competitive and made business a stalking horse for their socialist policies.

flataffect on June 24, 2012 at 3:24 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O55aRrvXtio

And here is another one of Barack’s greatest hits that should be thrown back in his face everyday until he starts explaining it.

Not as shoveled-ready as expected???!!! WTF does that means? Then why did we waste 800 billion big ones????

This along with the Solyndra speech and the one I posted earlier about him telling Brazil to drill for oil that we’ll buy while cutting of our companies at the knees.

gsherin on June 24, 2012 at 5:37 AM

Barry doesn’t want to win this election. He was put in place to knee cap America and his job is done.

Key West Reader on June 24, 2012 at 7:22 AM

Outsourcing is a blatant selling out of America by the companies who profit from the consumption habits of Americans. There is no symbiotic relationship between the American people and companies who rely on outsourced labor. It’s all about the profits of the company and that’s it. It institutionalizes and incentivizes bad working conditions in the developing countries that are used as labor pools, and hurts employment here in America.

Boomer_Sooner on June 23, 2012 at 6:51 PM

You’ve got that all wrong. When a company sends jobs to some third world shithole, it is to save money. Those savings are either passed on to their customers or distributed to owners/stockholders as additional profits. In the first case, consumers then have more money to spend on other things and in the second, the owners of the company have more money to spend. That increased wealth helps the economy here.

As for the bad working conditions in the host country, need I remind you that at one time this country had those same bad working conditions? We dealt with it by creating labor unions to collectively bargain for better conditions and better pay and more time off. The same thing will happen again, only in the host country. Even before that happens, all those jobs will spur the creation of a middle class that will be hungry for more consumption. They will most likely spend their new found wealth buying goods from first world countries where all the quality is and that also helps the economy here. They also will no longer be happy burning cow shit for fuel and will start drilling for oil or mining coal. This will just kill the EPA types because they won’t be able to control it.

At some point, the host country’s middle class will become as expensive as ours and the company will be forced to find another source of cheap labor and move their operations there. Further down the road, we will eventually run out of cheap labor pools and we will finally have a level playing field on which to compete. Along the way, capitalism will have improved the quality of life for everyone in the world and squeezed the maximum amount of wealth out of the world’s resources.

Odysseus on June 24, 2012 at 8:46 AM

More projection?
“This is the dirty way I made my money, so Romney must have been worse”?

Count to 10 on June 24, 2012 at 9:06 AM

I have this conversation with a lot of blue collar types. They say we have to stop shipping jobs out of the country. My response is “How?” What is it we can do to stop companies from sending jobs overseas?

The kneejerk reaction is always, punishment. Higher taxes, import taxes, global profit taxes, etc. Then I make the point that if you were a company and you were punished for what are essentially good business practices (reduced operating expenses) what would be your reaction? You would put up a particular finger and move the company away from those attempting to punish you for being a good business man/woman.

I further argue that most executives of US companies would love to have most of their employees in the US. But at some point it cannot be done and continue to grow the business (i.e. create jobs). The best way (and probably only effective way) to allow companies to grow AND keep jobs in the US is to provide a more favorable business climate. They will tolerate a certain premium to stay here but not at the expense of the business as a whole.

It frustrates me that many people don’t think about the outsourcing issue by putting themselves in the place of the executives. They just think that so-and-so took something from me and gave it to someone else. Come to think of it, who does that sound like?

drocity on June 24, 2012 at 9:21 AM

I further argue that most executives of US companies would love to have most of their employees in the US. But at some point it cannot be done and continue to grow the business (i.e. create jobs). The best way (and probably only effective way) to allow companies to grow AND keep jobs in the US is to provide a more favorable business climate. They will tolerate a certain premium to stay here but not at the expense of the business as a whole

Thank goodness someone gets it. go explain it to that darwin person earlier up from your answer.

Noelie on June 24, 2012 at 9:37 AM

Outsourcing by itself isn’t a big deal. Companies frequently outsource functions they themselves don’t wish to perform, from hauling their refuse to recruiting their employees. Most of you have worked for or have heard of companies that have outsourced their entire IT department. That doesn’t necessarily mean those jobs have moved offshore.

On the other hand, companies might offshore jobs without outsourcing those jobs, simply by opening facilities in countries with lower labor costs and laying off US staff and replacing them with local staff.

So when anyone screeches about “outsourcing” it pays to ask them exactly what they mean.

flipflop on June 24, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Come on, people! I distinctly remember the President supporting oil rig workers after the BP spill. Seems like he ordered the U.S. Treasury to guarantee a few billion in loan guarantees for oil industry exploration.

What?

That was for Brazilian oil workers?

Yer shifting me.

He!!, gotta go. My Volt burst into flames again . . .

BigAlSouth on June 24, 2012 at 10:52 AM