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Democrats' Outsourcing Narrative Falls Flat

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In the final days of the recent midterm congressional elections, desperate Democrats tried unsuccessfully to inject both the race card and "war on women” issues into certain House and Senate campaigns and even tried in Georgia and New Hampshire to resurrect the “outsourcing of jobs” canard that was used so effectively against Mitt Romney in his 2012 race for the presidency.

With respect to the latter, at a time when certain American jobs might need to be moved elsewhere, even overseas, to allow a troubled company to survive at all (and perhaps to reorganize and "grow" those jobs and others back), this tactic of survival and possible recovery is often condemned by partisan Democrats as an inexcusable "outsourcing" of those jobs.

This attack was inflated from the honorable profession of “venture capitalism” into a false charge of "vulture capitalism" against Romney — and again in recent days against GOP Senate candidates Scott Brown in New Hampshire and David Perdue in Georgia, due to the fact that certain corporate restructuring in which both of them were once involved did, indeed, move some jobs abroad.

But the finger-pointing Democrats will never admit that it was probably their own over-taxation, over-regulation, anti-profit and not-in-my-backyard-style policies that put those companies in trouble and required their "outsourcing" — or even their shutdown or departure from the country — in the first place.

In an effort to assist future victims in responding to such empty condemnations as Romney, Perdue, and Brown have suffered, and to place blame where it is truly due, here is a letter sent recently to Mitt and his inner circle, with copies to many others in need of an effective counter attack against the blame-game Democrats:

Dear Mitt Romney, Tagg Romney & Spencer Zwick — As you and so many others struggle to respond adequately and effectively to the Democrats' false charges of "outsourcing," please begin countercharging that it is the perfidious Democrats who are busy "outforcing" and "downforcing" and "downsizing" and "cremating" — rather than creating and retaining — jobs by the millions.
They do this by overtaxation, overregulation and multiple other disincentives to job creation, job retention and capital formation, as described in the 25-point "War of Words Advisory to GOP Candidates" . . .

While all of these recommendations merit your attention and while many of them impact on jobs and the economy in general, the following group of five should be of special importance re the "jobs, jobs, jobs" issue and the overblown accusations of so-called "outsourcing" which continue to be asserted.
Excerpt from the linked article:

“Cremation” of jobs — Obama’s many disincentives of over-taxation and extremist over-regulation that have not been “creating” jobs but have ruthlessly been “cremating” them by the millions.

“Net jobs metric" — For example, with 8 million new jobs “gained” over a certain period but with 9 million previously existing jobs lost during that period — resulting in a “net job loss” of 1 million.

Outforcing of jobs and capital investment by overtaxation and overregulation,  e.g., the Burger King move to Canada . . .

Downforcing of several major energy sources (i.e., coal, OCS and ANWR oil and gas, nuclear, and with natural gas “fracking” on federal lands still under attack) and with most “green energy” projects collapsing, as well.

Obama’s ruinous policies of “less energy at higher prices" via relentless application of 20 or more cremation, outforcing, downforcing and fownsizing (from fulltime to part-time) disincentives.

Finally, gentlemen, these recommendations focus sharply on the formation, retention, and expansion of jobs should be of particular benefit in laying to rest forever the usually misleading charges of “outsourcing,” whose proximate cause is almost always the anti-capitalist excesses of the progressively worse activists themselves.

For almost two decades, Jim Guirard served as chief of staff to three House and Senate Committee chairmen: Rep. Edwin Willis, Sen. Allen Ellender, and Sen. Russell Long, and was named to both Who's Who in U.S. Government and Who's Who in American Politics. He worked for over three decades as a government relations consultant, Op-Ed writer, and lecturer on energy, environment, national security and anti-terrorism affairs. He is currently a board member of the American chapter of the MacKinder Forum, a London-based geopolitical affairs think tank, and sponsors the TrueSpeak.org Web site. For more of Jim's reports, Go Here Now.

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Sometimes American jobs might need to be moved elsewhere, even overseas, to allow a troubled company to survive. This tactic of survival and possible recovery is often condemned by partisan Democrats as an inexcusable "outsourcing" of those jobs.
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