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From: "ML Grand" [Email]
Re: National Data, By Edwin S. Rubenstein "Insourcing"—Few Jobs. And Immigrants Get Them Anyway
ML Grand's first email:
What do you guys at VDARE.com know about "insourcing"? 400,000 "insourcing" jobs created for Texans by foreign investments in our state?
Here's a response to me from Senator John Cornyn. He lauds "insourcing." First time I've heard of that. I think we need to explore that little fantasy. How would this insourcing help America? Foreign companies are all about cheap labor, so how is hiring Americans going to work for them? What's in it for them? I suspect they're not hiring Americans but just hiring foreign labor, as they always do. That's what they're in business to do. They don't come here to help us, so what's really going on with this brilliant concept?
"Thank you for contacting me about American companies that have transferred operations abroad. I recognize the concerns many have about the personal and national impact of outsourcing, and I appreciate having the benefit of your comments on this important issue.
"Outsourcing has real and painful consequences in the lives of individuals and families across our nation; I understand Americans' frustrations with this business practice. There is, however, a balancing trend at work in the United States economy. The United States is simultaneously benefiting from 'insourcing'—the influx of foreign business investment into our country.
"Free trade agreements between the United States and foreign governments have offered financial incentives to foreign businesses that establish operations in the United States and hire American workers. In the latest data made available by the U.S. Department of Commerce, multi-billion dollar foreign investments in Texas accounted for over four percent of the state's total private-industry employment in 2007.
"Some proposals, designed to stem additional outsourcing-related difficulties, would establish restrictive federal regulations that limit business' abilities to outsource, curtail America's free trade policies, invite retaliatory measures from foreign governments, and discourage foreign investment in the United States. These proposals, if enacted, would jeopardize many of the nearly 400,000 insourcing jobs created for Texans by foreign investments in our state.
"I understand the hardships created by difficult economic times when meeting basic needs, supporting a family and paying bills, become complicated. I believe the most effective, long-term solution Congress can enact is a pro-employment, pro-growth policy that leads to additional job creation.
"To further aid those seeking employment, we must ensure—through continuing education and training—that American workers remain competitive in this global economy, because a highly trained workforce makes America more productive and attracts the investment needed to create more jobs. Additionally, we must allow workers and their families to keep more of what they earn through lower taxes, thereby stimulating consumer spending and business investment. Lower taxes have enabled businesses to employ their tax savings by hiring new employees. Thus, we must continue to pursue low-tax, low-regulation policies that promote a better business environment—encouraging American companies to maintain domestic operations and attracting foreign investment in the United States.
I appreciate having the opportunity to represent the interests of Texans in the United States Senate, and you may be certain that I will keep your views in mind as relevant legislation is considered during the 111th Congress. Thank you for taking the time to contact me."
United States Senator
ML Grand's second email:
As soon as I mailed the Cornyn response, with his crap about insourcing, I did a search on VDARE.com, and sure enough, there it was! [National Data, By Edwin S. Rubenstein "Insourcing"—Few Jobs. And Immigrants Get Them Anyway, April 24, 2004]
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