- Post 14 July 2012
Quoted: “If there’s an outsourcer-in-chief, it’s the president of the United States, not the guy who’s running to replace him.”
“The companies [Romney's] firm owned were ‘pioneers’ in the outsourcing of American jobs to places like China and India.”
The Reality: The Democrats and the Republicans are accusing each other of the nefarious practice of shipping American jobs overseas. Both parties have good arguments that their opponent has helped outsource jobs, but both sides have also exaggerated their evidence in a way that misleads voters.
The politicians call it “outsourcing,” but what they mean is “offshoring,” a related term.
Technically, “outsourcing” is the practice of subcontracting work that was once done within a company to an outside firm. ...continues...