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Are you for or against the outsourcing of American jobs and Why?

  1. LiveFitForLife profile image88
    LiveFitForLifeposted 2 years ago

    Are you for or against the outsourcing of American jobs and Why?

    With the upcoming presidential elections it is important to consider some of the country's most controversial issues such as the outsourcing of American jobs. Americans from all different walks of life have a unique voice on these issues. This question prompt is meant to encourage you to find your unique perspective on outsourcing. For some Americans, outsourcing is a key business tactic that allows them to live on a fixed income through smart investments; for other Americans, outsourcing limits their employment opportunities; moreover, some akin outsourcing as a modern-day form of slavery.


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    Old Poolmanposted 2 years ago

    Interesting question.

    Outsourcing jobs will continue until we wise up and make it possible for business to operate on US soil.  With our high tax structure, ridiculous EPA regulations, Unions, and lack of trained employees, we have nothing to offer big business.  Until we make it worth their investment to be here this will continue.

    I'm not sure I follow the part regarding outsourcing and smart investments.

    1. LiveFitForLife profile image88
      LiveFitForLifeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Mike! It would be a wise decision to bring American jobs back to American soil. The big businesses would easily disagree with us though. Why pay employees $10 per hour in America when they can pay $0.05 per hour for employees overseas?

  3. Buildreps profile image90
    Buildrepsposted 2 years ago

    Outsourcing more jobs leads to more corporatocracy, and corporatocracy leads finally to what most modern western countries have become. The money has become in power. The ordinary people have nothing to say. The richer one is, the more one has to say.

    That's why everyone who is not rich, and that's 99% of the population, should say NO to outsourcing.

    1. LiveFitForLife profile image88
      LiveFitForLifeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed. I particularly like the word 'corporatocracy.' It definitely characterizes what the entire political world is becoming.  Did you coin this word yourself? I think it's brilliant.

    2. Buildreps profile image90
      Buildrepsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      No bro, it's even an official word.

    3. tsmog profile image83
      tsmogposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I was curious too. I looked it up. Interesting. Its etymology shares being of 17th century origin. A peek may be found at Govermentvs.com . . . Thanks for introducing me to it :-)

  4. dashingscorpio profile image86
    dashingscorpioposted 2 years ago


    In a "global economy" there will always be outsourcing.
    The U.S. will never be able to compete with third world countries and China when it comes to offering (cheap labor) or less environmental regulations.
    The reason why anyone starts a business is to make money.
    To restrict outsourcing is to tell someone how much money they're allowed to earn in profits. Public companies in particular will always be under pressure to outperform their last year's numbers to satisfy stock holders.
    You can only raise the price on your goods and services according to what the market will bear. Thus you have companies looking for ways to cut costs and expenses.
    The only way I can imagine effecting outsourcing is through an array of corporate tax incentives for companies who do a very large percentage of their production work in the U.S. 
    Another possibility is to take some of the money used for welfare and unemployment to partner with companies that hire out of work citizens similar to Section 8 where the government subsidizes landlords.
    Ideally the employee paying income taxes and social security taxes would help counter expenses of the government and stimulate the economy as more products are bought by working folks.
    For example up to $15 per hour employee the government will pay $5 to the company to supplement each hour. A 40 hour week would cost the government $200 instead of the much higher payout for unemployment and or WIC programs.
    After each year the payout drops by a $1 an hour. By then the company will have gotten a well trained employee at cheaper rate.
    Of course there would need to be some regulations to prevent companies from constantly laying off people only to rehire them or someone new just to get the full $5 again.
    At any rate we have to "think outside of the box" and get "creative" to motivate companies hire more workers who reside in the U.S.

    1. MizBejabbers profile image91
      MizBejabbersposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I don't understand why we are obligated to make sure that these people make money by outsourcing and denying Americans jobs. Why are they the privileged few just because they have money"

    2. dashingscorpio profile image86
      dashingscorpioposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      You can't get rich without enriching others in some way with products or services. Entrepreneurs are what make capitalism work. Average people have 401ks, mutual funds, & IRA accounts for retirement. When these companies fail it hurts us.

    3. wba108@yahoo.com profile image82
      wba108@yahoo.composted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Trying to restrict outsourcing will only restrict global trade, which benefits no one in the long run. Outsourcing of jobs is a symptom of a weak economy an important cause in our case is the worlds highest corporate tax rate.

  5. bradmasterOCcal profile image28
    bradmasterOCcalposted 2 years ago

    I am against outsourcing because it has left the US as a service industry, and one where we are dependent on imports to take care of the needs of the people in this country.

    In addition, the people in the US have to pony up more taxes to the federal government because of the taxes lost from outsourcing.

    These are just a few of the reasons.

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      Old Poolmanposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Great point.  The fewer people and companies who pay taxes the more the remaining taxpayers have to pay.