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Old 03-27-2009, 08:59 PM
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This question was asked of Obama at his so-called town hall meeting and his response.

"Hello, President Obama," she said. "Here is my question for your online town meeting. When can we expect that jobs that have been outsourced to other countries to come back and be made available to the unemployed workers here in the United States? Thank you so much for all your hard work. God bless you. Bye-bye."

The president discussed how a great deal of outsourcing was of "low-wage, low-skill labor."

The challenge is to create "new jobs that can't be outsourced," he said.

"It's very hard to hang on to those jobs because there's always a country out there that pays lower wages than the U.S," the president said. "And so we've got to go after the high-skill, high-wage jobs of the future. That's why it's so important to train our folks more effectively and that's why it's so important for us to find new industries -- building solar panels or wind turbines or the new biofuel -- that involve these higher-value, higher-skill, higher-paying jobs. So I guess the answer to the question is, not all of these jobs are going to come back. And it probably wouldn't be good for our economy for a bunch of these jobs to come back because, frankly, there's no way that people could be getting paid a living wage on some of these jobs -- at least in order to be competitive in an international setting."

Say what!? Jobs wouldn't be good for our economy because they couldn't get paid a living wage????? As opposed to what......ummm.... drawing a guvment check or not being able to draw any kind of paycheck at all?

This country can't have everyone in high-skill, high-paying jobs. It is ludicrous to even say it's possible. Not everyone will be able to attain high-skills no matter how much education your force on them. I know plenty of people who lost some of these so-called low-skill, low-paying jobs because of outsourcing. They supported their families with these jobs. I am sure they appreciate Obama downtalking them and what they did for a living and saying we don't need those particular jobs in this country. What a piece of work.

This BOZO makes absolutely no sense at all.

Now I know who Rainmakers daddy really is. They have the exact same type of answers.

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Old 03-28-2009, 04:05 AM
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He makes me ill, I wonder how all those laid off workers liked that answer?
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Old 03-28-2009, 05:02 AM
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I'm currently renovating a stairway in an old victorian home. After ordering and waiting way too long for the parts they finally showed. To my shock and many who I've mentioned it to the oak treads. believe it or not were labled, "Made in China". It's almost the same as getting a water bill stating your water was produced in China.
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Old 03-28-2009, 05:39 PM
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Not all of those jobs are low-paying that one couldn't make a living on some of them are higher paid ones. My mother in law works for a company who makes security software. A lot of the companies work has been outsourced and these were people making $40,000 a year or more. And what do the people working at the company still have to say about it? Not anything good. The time schedule messes everything up. A lot of the work isn't being done as well as was before. The people here are burning the midnight oil to get a build done within the time specification because those who are around the world didn't do it right and they have to do it themselves. Sure you get people like that down the hall from you but then it is also easier to hold them accountable for not doing their job to the specifications you agreed to.

What a bunch of croc, not to mention that we need the jobs that are lower paid as well. Some people are perfectly content being custodians, even burger flippers, and I don't see anything wrong with that they are making an honest living, and if they are content with the things that they are able to buy with their salary then who are we to say it isn't good enough, it doesn't pay enough. That is how we are becoming a socialist nation there are to many people depending upon the government to fix things. And not enough willing to stand up in pride for our country to pay a few extra dollars to keep money moving in our own country.
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Old 03-29-2009, 02:34 AM
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it's a dishonest response to an honest question. This person was certainly deluded into thinking Obama would make things 'right as rain' once again. Too bad. The disappointment and disillusionment is palpable.....

And Mrs.Mudhead is 100% correct. I work in the I.T. industry and can certainly confirm that this sector has lost in the area of 1 million jobs to outsourcing. These were 100K jobs and better....shipped off to bangalore for 15 to 20cents on the dollar. These were highly paid, highly skilled people who were familiar with the financial services and banking industries as well as various forms of computer programming...they had mortgages, auto loans, college tuition bills and medical coverage. Now, they've got a big fat goose-egg. What jobs that return from overseas have been devalued by 60% to the point where the wage is not worth the work. This was my concern with globalization; it's good for business, but with the standard of living we're used to in America, we cannot compete with overseas labor whose standard is much lower. Now, obama promises us manual labor jobs as plumbers, installers and electricians, except these jobs are already occupied. So, yet another lie revealed......
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