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    $10 million of our hard earned dollars, going to help fascilitate outsourced US jobs overseas. Is this crap for real?


    Bishop Blasts Use Of Taxpayer Dollars To Support Outsourcing

    Patchogue - Congressman Tim Bishop joined communications workers who lost their jobs in the recession to protest a program that would use approximately $10 million in taxpayer funds to help train workers in Sri Lanka for jobs in the outsourcing industry.

    In a press conference at the New York State One-Stop Career Center in Patchogue, Bishop called on the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to drop its proposed pilot program that would help train 3,000 Sri Lankans in information technology, business process outsourcing, and call center support. Following their training, the tech workers would be placed with outsourcing vendors in the region that provides offshore IT and business services to American companies looking to take advantage of low labor costs.

    "This is simply outrageous; this is perhaps the dumbest and most counter-productive use of taxpayer money that I have encountered in the eight years I have been in office," Bishop said, flanked by laid off members of Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1108 based in Patchogue. "Whether its $10 million or one nickel, I will fight against any taxpayer funds being used to subsidize outsourcing."

    Bishop Blasts Use Of Taxpayer Dollars To Support Outsourcing - Beyond the East End, NY - Hamptons.com
     
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    #24 Jersey

    Oh oh.....Bishop is a "D."

    Does this mean that any bill he attempts to pass which outlaws this kind of nonsense will automatically fall under Republican disfavor?
     
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    Why is everything always so partisan.

     
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    #24 Jersey

    Sorry. I had just finished reading a week old article on Sharron Engle's latest interview with FOXNews where she said if she was elected she would do her best to wield her power as a Junior Senator by joining Republicans to block tax hikes, excess regulation and spending bills, and Supreme Court nominees who don't meet a strict constitutional test, including Elena Kagan.

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    "I guarantee that I can talk most anything to death."


    I guess I got carried away.

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    Good on him! These are the kinds of politicians I want in office, politicians who actually do something for the people they represent.
     
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    What does this have to do with my thread?
     
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    Bingo. What I want to know, is who approves of spending $10 million worth of tax payer money, on helping foreignors and corporations with outsourced American jobs? :mad:
     
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    I don't think everyone in power is necessarily on board with the concept of helping America or Americans, and I think people are waking up to that difference, at least I hope so. If we don't wake up to that fact we might as well kiss it all buh bye. Who thought of this anyway?
     
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    I don't think it was intended to hurt Americans, just that USAID's role in this case may do so.
     
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    #24 Jersey

    You quoted me and asked me why everything had to be so partisan.

    I apologized and explained.
     
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    USAID/ Indonesia:
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    #24 Jersey

    It turns out that the whole thing might have been made to sound a whole lot worse than it actually is.

    U.S. agency funds offshore training in enterprise Java - Computerworld
     
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    So basically, you felt obligated to insert that other link, story, and personal points about it. I understand. :rolleyes:
     
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    Sounds terrific. Silly me for thinking that $10 million of US taxpayer money, is being spent overseas, to train foreignors so US companies can hire them in their desire to outsource American jobs. My bad. :rolleyes:

    Leave, what was it you mentioned earlier?
     
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    You mean about the orangatan conference or this forum needing nannies? Or both? :D
     
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    Oh good, I know you would. Thank you.
     
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    #24 Jersey

    What part of this:

    In June, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization said it was helping the Sri Lankan government provide jobs to an estimated 40,000 widows in the island's northern and eastern regions.

    A USAID spokeswoman said the program "will not displace American IT workers."

    "The program's goal is to prepare young adults in this very fragile, post-conflict environment to find jobs in the local economy and to build a basic local skills base that will encourage large Sri Lankan companies based in the south and east to invest in this region, USAID said.


    did you have trouble understanding?
     

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