3.17.2004

From Our "We The People" File:
Overseas Outsourcing Prompts Flood of Letters Publication (2/29)

"Outsourcing is a product of pure, unadulterated greed by the corporate executives, nothing more, nothing less. Not only low wage jobs are being outsourced but well paid, high-tech jobs as well. It seems that the politicians and the corporate execs won't be satisfied until they have completely destroyed the middle class in this country. I wonder who's going to buy their overpriced products then?"

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"Outsourcing is being driven by corporate America's desire for cheap but highly skilled labor - and NOT a labor shortage here at home."

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"If I didn't have to pay taxes I could afford to make less too."

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"As for the corporations selling out their country: I want a refund! Return my tax dollars that supported their R&D efforts and fed their huge profits."

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"These companies are willingly tossing away all their core competencies and valuable human intellectual assets, to become little more than brokers and portfolio managers. People are nothing more than spread-sheet entries in their financial models."

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"If our jobs get offshored, what do we do next? So many lobbyists, like those at the ITAA, suggest that my co-workers and I should be retrained. I went to school for six years to get a B.S. in Computer Science, and now after only five years in the industry I have to get another degree?"

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"It is simply not true that the US cannot produce enough computer engineers and therefore companies are forced to outsource or bring in foreign workers. It's simply a choice whether companies want to pay $65,000 or $12,000 a year for an engineer and save billions on Social Security taxes, workers comp, and environmental controls by moving operations to other countries."

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"If free trade has been so good to our standard of living, than WHY has our largest employer gone from high union wage paying and benefits GM to low wage paying benefits skirting Wal-Mart??? Are we a market or a nation?"

Thanks to our readers for sending in this link! We love it when the American people speak for themselves, but remember: the best way to really make sure they hear you is to VOTE!

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