You Want Outsourcing? Just Look At Obama’s Jobs Council
Oh this is just too good. Looks like all the Obama shills that are running around, palms up, screaming “Outsourcing!!” forgot to check one place rather close to their idol. That place? President Obama’s own ‘Jobs Council.’ From HuffPo:
During the past two weeks, President Barack Obama’s campaign has blasted Republican challenger Mitt Romney as an “outsourcer,” focusing on his career with private equity firm Bain Capital. The Romney campaign hit back on Tuesday, claiming Obama’s stimulus package failed to protect American workers and helped create jobs overseas.
If Romney really wanted a juicy example of outsourcing, he would have to look no further than the president’s jobs council.
Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, 26 business leaders assembled by the president for job-spurring ideas, includes representatives of several companies that have used outsourcing, fueling job creation abroad and job losses in the U.S. Shipping work to low-cost overseas labor markets has been a trend in American manufacturing for decades. The White House has a plan to curb outsourcing, but companies represented on the jobs council reveal just how pervasive the practice is.
There’s General Electric, whose CEO Jeffrey Immelt has served as chair of the advisory board since January 2011. Since Immelt took over GE in 2001, the company has lost 37,000 American jobs, and added 25,000 jobs overseas, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Some of those U.S. job losses are inflated by the company’s sale of NBC to Comcast in 2009.
Chris Townsend, political director of the United Electrical Workers labor union that represents roughly 5,500 GE employees in the U.S., said the company has closed more than 30 U.S. plants since Obama took office. GE would not confirm the number.
Another company represented on the jobs board is Boeing, whose CEO, James McNerney, also chairs the President’s Export Council, the principal advisory committee on international trade. The aerospace giant has shed over 14,000 American jobs since 2008, according to a recent report by Public Campaign, a campaign reform advocacy group.
Holy backfire, Batman!! There’s a lot more companies listed on the post over there, so go check it out.