President Barack Obama can't tout economic success in his reelection themes, so he’s taken to accusing Gov. Mitt Romney of outsourcing U.S. jobs. Obama’s pitchmen took that theme from a Washington Post story.
The newspaper has debunked Obama’s claims, but not nearly as fervently as the paper would debunk claims made about a Democrat.
What’s interesting to me, however, is how media have ignored Obama's enthusiastic outsourcing of U.S. jobs.
George Clooney will participate in fundraisers for Obama in France and Switzerland in August. Clooney did the same thing in 2008 when the events were held in London and Geneva. Think about all the sales tax revenue diverted from U.S. states to help Obama fans in foreign countries.
Consider the servers, caterers, beverage suppliers, favor packagers, floral suppliers, cab drivers, limo drivers, cleanup crews, hoteliers and retailers who would love to see big events in their U.S. cities. All that campaign money will be spent in other countries just as it was in 2008. Thus, Obama’s campaign past and present directly outsourced jobs even though you could look at the campaign-funded jobs as temporary.
Obama outsourced permanent jobs too, and these have been funded by U.S taxpayers.
Remember when Democrats seized the BP spill (think crisis) to shut down the Gulf? Business owner Shane Guidry appeared on Fox News’ Cavuto to talk about Obama’s enthusiasm for a taxpayer backed loan for Brazil to drill in the Gulf:
Guidry asked Cavuto, “If you’re going to do something for one country, why not do it for yours…?” Guidry also told Cavuto the Brazil deal would do nothing for American companies.
Obama’s supporter George Soros was probably happy about the loan that went to Brazil’s Petrobas, a company that is state-controlled:
Curiously during the same time frame the loan to Brazil was announced in August, 2009, Bloomberg announced George Soros “sold 22 million U.S.-listed common shares of Petrobras…”
Obama also blessed car companies with U.S. government dollars, and we’re not talking GM. American dollars went to Fisker Automotive to build a hybrid sports car with a sticker price of approximately $89,000. That deal benefits workers in Finland because that’s where the car is built.
In 2009 The Wall Street Journal noted, “The award this week to California startup Fisker Automotive Inc. follows a $465 million government loan to Tesla Motors Inc., purveyors of a $109,000 British-built electric Roadster.”
Obama certainly knows he’s outsourced jobs—he should own up to it.
After all, his U.S. government funded bus is built in Canada.
Brazil, Finland, the United Kingdom, Canada—the U.S. taxpayer funded jobs in those countries. Obama didn’t just want to help developed countries, though. He also opted to send at least $22 million to countries like Sri Lanka—to train workers.
ZDNet explained how the administration even helped the workers learn English:
According to InformationWeek, the U.S. agency known as USAID (United States Agency for International Development) is partnering with outsourcing service companies in countries like Sri Lanka to teach more than 3,000 workers technology skills in tools like Enterprise Java.
To make it easier for those workers to work with American companies who have outsourced work, American taxpayers are also paying to train the workers in English.
Maybe select newspapers could take a look at that.
And maybe one reporter could call the president out on the falsehoods he’s telling about Romney, in the interest of paying lip service to objectivity.
What’s more, maybe there’s at least one reporter in the land who can ask Obama how much dough Chinese solar panel manufacturers made off Democrats’ narrow energy policy. You could then move on to ask how many U.S. jobs will be sacrificed because of Obama's obstruction of the Keystone XL Pipeline project.
As for Obama’s fabrications alleging Romney outsourced, even Annenberg’s Fact Check had to call the claim false. That should be enough to even convince a Leftist.
(Commentary by Kay B. Day/July 6, 2012)
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