Although the Republican National Committee denies it, The Business Standard in India reports that the Republicans are outsourcing campaign fund-raising to India. The new law in the US allows people to opt out of telemarketing from everyone except political parties and non-profits. If the RNC is outsourcing to India, I guess it leaves only the Democrats and non-profits for people who make a living in telemarketing. Bummer.

Jobs are created when the economy grows; the economy grows when Americans have more money to spend and invest; and the best and fairest way to make sure Americans have that money is not to tax it away in the first place.
I didn't realize that Bush was talking about jobs in India. (I personally don't have anything against creating jobs in India...)

Via David Weinberger Via Michael O'Connor Clarke

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Here's a recent longish thread (SSL link) on the same topic from the India GII list. It has several interesting opinions on what sending BPO operations to India is doing to Indians.

This will get you to Bush Announces "Bold" New Job Plan for India: GOP Hires 75 Telephone Marketers in New Delhi Suburb to Raise Funds for the Republicans, Exporting Away American Jobs - BuzzFlash News Analysis which will lead you to the UPDATE. It all ends as a denial by the RNC, but then again what's new. The RNC represents Big Business which is outsourcing middle class employment to India, Russia, China, Thailand, Canada, Poland, Ireland, any place it can be done cheaper. It is not just Tech either, finance, accounting, medical, legal, human resources, tax return preparation, sales, it goes on and on. Globaization sounds good but the reality is 9.4 million Americans are out of work and Forrester research group says that over $4 billion in wages left the country in 2000 as a result of offshoring and that they expect the number to rise to $134 billion. So if the RNC or one of their consultants outsourced 75 fund raising positions to India I'm not surprised since they're in bed with Big Business as evidenced by the so called Tax Cuts. If you want to get depressed go to the research I've done on American employment and outsourcing.

The U.S. joblessness report for February 2004 stunned
observers and investors alike - instead of creating
the forecasted 125,000 new jobs, the entire U.S.
economy only managed to produce 21,000 additional
jobs. That left the 'official' unemployment rate
steady at 5.6 per cent - I say 'official', because
those people who've simply given up looking for
jobs are dropped from the 'official' count, and in
many areas no jobs exist once a big plant closes
and moves overseas [ergo, there are soon 'no j
jobseekers' there!].

What with downsizing, jobs being sent off-shore,
a ho-hum economic recovery, plant closings and
layoffs, I thought some good folks here might
benefit from the results of my own diligent search,
and applied research, on this topic:

'What Color Is Your Parachute' Site, this
book has got to be the 'Bible' for all
serious job hunters!:
http://www.jobhuntersbible.com/

'Quintessential Job Hunt' Site. 'Search jobs!
Post a Resume!' Well, they're enthusiastic, anyway...
http://www.quintcareers.com/jobhunt.html

These guys are good! An executive I know had just
about given up when they took him on, got him
a job interview with a large company president
and a solid job offer - all in two days!
http://www.johnwhitleystrategicconsulting.com

Monster of a job site! Great resource:
http://english.monster.ca/geo/siteselection.asp

Its Canadian 'twin'...
http://www.workopolis.com/index.html

The Riley Guide: Employment Opportunities and
Job Resources on the Internet
http://www.rileyguide.com/

Job-Hunt.org 'Online Job Search Guide...your
objective source of the Web's Best Job Search
Resources http://www.job-hunt.org/

RiteSite Executive Careers Service - looks
pretty helpful, if you're searching via the Net...
http://www.ritesite.com

And if YOUR job hasn't gone to India or China
yet, don't be surprised to find out that it's been
secretly packing its bags - 14 million more U.S.
technical, professional and managerial jobs are
now estimated to be at risk of 'off-shore downsizing'!

The U.S. joblessness report for February 2004 stunned
observers and investors alike - instead of creating
the forecasted 125,000 new jobs, the entire U.S.
economy only managed to produce 21,000 additional
jobs. That left the 'official' unemployment rate
steady at 5.6 per cent - I say 'official', because
those people who've simply given up looking for
jobs are dropped from the 'official' count, and in
many areas no jobs exist once a big plant closes
and moves overseas [ergo, there are soon 'no j
jobseekers' there!].

What with downsizing, jobs being sent off-shore,
a ho-hum economic recovery, plant closings and
layoffs, I thought some good folks here might
benefit from the results of my own diligent search,
and applied research, on this topic:

'What Color Is Your Parachute' Site, this
book has got to be the 'Bible' for all
serious job hunters!:
http://www.jobhuntersbible.com/

'Quintessential Job Hunt' Site. 'Search jobs!
Post a Resume!' Well, they're enthusiastic, anyway...
http://www.quintcareers.com/jobhunt.html

These guys are good! An executive I know had just
about given up when they took him on, got him
a job interview with a large company president
and a solid job offer - all in two days!
http://www.johnwhitleystrategicconsulting.com

Monster of a job site! Great resource:
http://english.monster.ca/geo/siteselection.asp

Its Canadian 'twin'...
http://www.workopolis.com/index.html

The Riley Guide: Employment Opportunities and
Job Resources on the Internet
http://www.rileyguide.com/

Job-Hunt.org 'Online Job Search Guide...your
objective source of the Web's Best Job Search
Resources http://www.job-hunt.org/

RiteSite Executive Careers Service - looks
pretty helpful, if you're searching via the Net...
http://www.ritesite.com

And if YOUR job hasn't gone to India or China
yet, don't be surprised to find out that it's been
secretly packing its bags - 14 million more U.S.
technical, professional and managerial jobs are
now estimated to be at risk of 'off-shore downsizing'!

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