President Obama, the real outsourcer-in-chief

posted at 10:41 am on July 10, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

All of Team Obama’s lame attacks on Mitt Romney following the WaPo‘s equally lame outsourcing story are starting to get more than a little wearing (although, I think they meant offshoring, but what does President Obama care for precise language when there are cheap populist appeals to be made — and now we’re yet again stuck chasing the rhetoric). Why blame the businessman for making perfectly legal decisions to cut costs, which helps them provide a less expensive product and contribute to economic growth, rather than our uncompetitive tax code and atrocious regulatory situation for making it worthwhile for him to do so? It’s intellectually lazy and rests on the fallacy that keeping jobs in America, just for the sake of keeping jobs in America, is a surefire route to economic growth rather than a possible detractor.

So, while I sorely and sadly doubt it will be a website frequented your average American independent voter, I’m glad the RNC is fighting back, demonstrating how Obama sent taxpayer money overseas — after specifically promising that wouldn’t be the case — with a new dot com, ObamanomicsOutsourced.

“And I will invest $15 billion a year in renewable sources of energy to create five million new energy jobs over the next decade – jobs that pay well and can’t be outsourced; jobs building solar panels and wind turbines and a new electricity grid; jobs that will help us eliminate the oil we import from the Middle East in ten years and help save the planet in the bargain. That’s how America can lead again.”

It’s actually a pretty handy-dandy tool for tracing the many cases in which our “stimulus” dollars went overseas and the Obama administration’s many instances of cronyism — take Switzerland and South Korea, for example:

Swiss-Based Landis+Gyr Received Over $50 Million In Stimulus Contracts For Their Smart Grid Meters. Cathy Zoi, A Former Obama Energy Department Official, Held Over $250,000 Worth Of Stock In The Company As They Profited From Her Department’s Policies. Zoi Had Previously Served As An Executive Director At Landis+Gyr Before Joining The Obama Administration. …

Two Korean Manufacturers Of Electric Vehicle Batteries Were Given $300 Million To Build Plants In Michigan. Union Workers Are Now Claiming That Foreign Nationals Are Being Brought In To Fill Jobs That They Could Take. The Department Of Energy Has Admitted That 11 Of The 18 Contractors On Site Are Asian Firms.

I don’t know how useful it will actually be in flipping the script, but there’s a whole lotta’ truth in President Obama “record of failure spanning the globe.” RNC Chair Reince Priebus appeared on Fox this morning to announce this latest campaign’s debut:

 


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