Job Creation Fail

August 6th, 2010at 07:30am Posted by Eli

Uh, Mr. President?  You’re supposed to be creating jobs here

In recent months, President Obama reversed his campaign promises on trade issues – first by dropping his pledge to renegotiate NAFTA and then by pushing to pass NAFTA-style trade agreements with South Korea, Panama and Colombia. Now, with the unemployment crisis persisting, the key jobs question is once again front a center in American politics. Specifically: How do we create jobs here at home and build our most valuable 21st century industries?

The first and foremost answer is that our government should stop doing stuff like the program described in this stunning new report from Information Week:

U.S. To Train 3,000 Offshore IT Workers

Despite President Obama’s pledge to retain more hi-tech jobs in the U.S., a federal agency run by a hand-picked Obama appointee has launched a $22 million program to train workers, including 3,000 specialists in IT and related functions, in South Asia.

Following their training, the tech workers will be placed with outsourcing vendors in the region that provide offshore IT and business services to American companies looking to take advantage of the Asian subcontinent’s low labor costs

The outsourcing program (is) sure to draw the most fire from critics. While Obama acknowledged that occupations such as garment making don’t add much value to the U.S. economy, he argued relentlessly during his presidential run that lawmakers needed to do more to keep hi-tech jobs in IT, biological sciences, and green energy in the country.

Amazing.  Just amazing.  Obama is now actively working against employment in the U.S. by actually encouraging American companies to outsource.  I can’t even imagine what he might be thinking, other than that he wants to prove how totally not anti-business he is.

Or, of course, he simply doesn’t give a damn.  That’s usually a pretty safe bet.

Entry Filed under: Economy,Obama,Unemployment,Wankers

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