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JOBS: Who’s the real jobs outsourcer?

Letter by Richard L. Reynolds, Graham on Sep. 4, 2012 at 11:57 am | 10 Comments »
September 4, 2012 2:04 pm

The Democrats and the president continue to paint Mitt Romney as a “jobs outsourcer,” even though that charge has been proven incorrect. I submit this president is the true jobs exporter.

Your front-page story, “State flower growers feel like casualties in global drug war” (TNT, 9-2), was about local growers being threatened by foreign growers because of the billions sent overseas to support their operations. This is jobs outsourcing.

The president scrapped the replacement for our space shuttle. We now send foreign governments millions for a ride to the International Space Station. This is jobs outsourcing.

This president killed the Keystone pipeline. As a result, thousands of jobs that would have been created for Americans remain in Canada. More job outsourcing.

This president sent billions to Brazil for deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, while curtailing our deep drilling efforts. More jobs outsourcing.

Also, don’t forget all the money he has sent overseas to support his green energy. More jobs outsourced.

This is just a partial list of Barack Obama’s jobs outsourcing. Had he been more concerned with creating jobs here rather than in other countries, our unemployment and underemployment rates would undoubtedly be much lower.

How can this president, with a straight face, call Romney an outsourcer of jobs and, at one point, a pioneer in job outsourcing?

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