Very effective and valid approach, IMHO.
Republicans would do well to get on the right side of this issue.
It has the potential to ruin Republicans. It’s become an albatross for Carly Fiorina in what should be her walk-over of Barbara Boxer. Ms. Fiorina is being hammered about outsourcing jobs at HP when she was running things there.
Outsourcing is a loser issue for Republicans, as it should be, if Republicans are on the side of outsourcing.
read the article. Outsourcing, when done correctly, is a net positive for the country and for our workers.
The problem arises when government interferes and companies react by moving everything overseas.
Had Carly not outsourced and implemented other fiscally-responsible measures appropriate to the times, it is likely HP would have gone down, eliminating a great many more than 30k jobs. The responsibility for the outsourcing should be laid on the doorstep of those who set up the structural facts making it fiscally responsible.
This argument is, of course, difficult to get across in a campaign.
I have seen it first hand. Twenty years ago, the outfit I work for had virtually no fixed operations overseas. We had a few ex-pats and some local agents operating overseas, but no hard assets. Then we began investing, building regional facilities that could do just about everything we did here. And we hired a lot of 'foreigners' to do those jobs that in the past would have been done here.
The result? Our overseas sales boomed. So did our overseas employment and at the same time so did our domestic sales and employment. It has been a win-win.
Amen. I've had to deal with uncooperative idiots in India too much over the past few years. It's one of the things that really makes me hate my job.