The Politics of Outsourcing

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    As many times as I've stated that outsourcing is good for the economy, bringing in more jobs than it loses, people on both sides just don't believe it. Here's Wm Cohen on the topic:
    William Cohen: Obama and the Politics of Outsourcing - WSJ.com

    The point he makes is that outsourcing creates jobs in the U.S. Labor is not a zero sum game, as many demogogues would like to make out.
     
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    The problem is that the other side has people like rdean, and his pathological ability to ignore facts.
     
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    I know. As often as it gets repeated you cannot get some people to believe that we have more jobs as a result of outsourcing not fewer.
     
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    That is simply fucking MORONIC. Tell me when you move a large factory overseas and lose all the factory jobs, engineer & manager jobs, accountant jobs, then factor in the ancillary jobs such as sales reps plus all the widgits needed to keep it running, it has a tremendous multiplier effect.

    OTOH you have Walmart selling cheap Chinese shit with poor quality, toxic toothpaste, deadly dog food, Pfizer's latest shit drug, remember the deadly heparin? I could go on, but the argument is just too moronic to continue.
     
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    Only if you're a moron.
    Which you are.
    What evidence what persuade you that you are wrong?
     
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    LMAO and we have more tax revenue as the result of tax cuts?
    And more well behaved companies after we dereguilate them.
     
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    The hand wringers also conveniently ignore the insourcing of jobs, from the likes of BMW & Honda.
     
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    How could anyone ignore that? It has been the main source of job growth for a couple of decades.
    The selling of America.
     
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    So you complain when American companies send jobs overseas. You complain when foreign companies create jobs here.
    Is there anything you don't complain about??
     
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    The high tax rate in this country incourages outsourcing and discourages insourcing. That's what people need to understand on this issue.

    It's a double edged sword and the only solution is to lower the tax rate so that we can compete with other countries and make it worth their while to set up shop here.
     

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