Tuesday, March 30, 2004
Another Bush administration official praises overseas outsourcing of American jobs.|
CINCINNATI - Treasury Secretary John Snow says outsourcing of American jobs, a hot issue in the presidential campaign, can help make the economy stronger.I hope the Bush team keeps saying stuff like this. It shows just how out of touch they are with the realities of the middle class. Tax cuts for the wealthy and job cuts for everyone else!
``It's part of trade,'' Snow said. ``It's one aspect of trade, and there can't be any doubt about the fact that trade makes the economy stronger.''
``You can outsource a lot of activities and get them done just as well at a lower cost,'' Snow said after being asked about the issue during a stop here Monday.
Snow's comments on outsourcing followed remarks on the same subject last month by N. Gregory Mankiw, chairman of President Bush's Council of Economic Advisers, who stirred controversy by suggesting that shipping U.S. service jobs overseas could be good for the economy.