April 1, 2004
Washington, DC -- The White House announced
today that President Bush will be sending
legislation to Congress to outsource the
is the solution to all of America's problems,"
said President Bush. "If it worked
for Andersen and McKinsey, it works for
is a dramatic extension of the Administration's
growing support for offshore outsourcing,
an increasing trend that has moved hundreds
of thousands of jobs in manufacturing and
service sectors from the U.S. to lower wage
countries. In December, the Commerce Department
hosted workshops at the 2003 Economic and
Trade Conference to train American companies
in outsourcing and to specifically encourage
the exportation of jobs to China.
In February, the
President's Chief Economic Advisor said
the "movement of U.S. factory jobs
and white-collar work to other countries
[is a] positive transformation."
On an official trip
to India in March, Secretary of State Colin
Powell promised that the Administration
would continue to support the outsourcing
of American jobs.
How outsourcing works
for America Bush also explained why the
world must take responsibility for America's
deficit. "Why should every kid born
in America be stuck with $35,000 in debt
-- when we can just outsource it and stick
it to every kid on the planet?"
President Bush also
indicated that outsourcing the deficit could
help support multilateral cooperation in
the war on terror. "And make sure that
other countries pick up the tab for the
war on terror -- that's multilateral cooperation
new plan flies in the face of Democrats'
criticisms that providing economic incentives
for companies to outsource risks America's
prospects for economic recovery.
John Kerry, the Democratic
candidate for president, responded strongly
to Bush's proposal: "Five years, not
four, at Andover, and then Yale and Harvard
and he still can't balance the budget? Pigs
will have wings before this plan passes
the Congress. Come November, let's outsource
George W. Bush instead."
Posted by PHX - John Kerry
on Thursday April 1, 2004 at 10:00 am MST