Slave to the Dollar

Thursday, March 27, 2008
Seems a lot more American jobs are being outsourced to places far overseas. This week alone we've seen the selling off of Ford's luxury brands, including Jaguar and Land Rover, to Tata, the Indian company that makes the Nano, a $2500 car. Now, American passports are being manufactured in...not America. Seems they're being outsourced overseas as well, along with a multitude of other jobs (most notably call centres). Why are all these jobs leaving? Simple...to save manufacturing costs so that the companies (and the government in the case of passports) can make more money.

I'm all for capitalism (despite all my socialist ranting) - if you work hard and are smarter than the guy next to you, why shouldn't you reap the rewards? But when did the almighty dollar become more important that providing your citizens/countrymen with jobs? Arrggghhh. That's why yer captain stays on me boat and just sails the seas.

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