Friday, August 06, 2010
This is remarkable:
David Sirota is outraged
by this news:
U.S. To Train 3,000 Offshore IT Workers
Despite President Obama's pledge to retain more hi-tech jobs in the U.S., a federal agency run by a hand-picked Obama appointee has launched a $22 million program to train workers, including 3,000 specialists in IT and related functions, in South Asia.
Following their training, the tech workers will be placed with outsourcing vendors in the region that provide offshore IT and business services to American companies looking to take advantage of the Asian subcontinent's low labor costs...
The outsourcing program (is) sure to draw the most fire from critics. While Obama acknowledged that occupations such as garment making don't add much value to the U.S. economy, he argued relentlessly during his presidential run that lawmakers needed to do more to keep hi-tech jobs in IT, biological sciences, and green energy in the country.
Who is helped more by this, corporations or workers?
The Obama administration is failing to connect with many who are losing out in this economy.
Yglesias thinks it's an ok way to spend aid money. If he thinks that, too many others of us don't see the madness of it either.
My advice to young people is to think about what they want to do in life. If it is even remotely possible that someone can do that job via internet connection or telephone from another continent, you need to pick another profession.
Plumber? Yes. Auto mechanic? Yes. Computer programmer? No.
yet another reason to add to the burgeoning pile as to why obama the backstabber deserves to be made to endure a primary challenge. even if it would end up being merely a symbolic opposition. spare me the carter/kennedy comparisons. this isn't 1980. merely being confronted with a intramural challenge doesn't mean an automatic democratic loss for 2012.
right anon. we don't need to grow, nurture and protect innovators. we don't need technological trailblazers needed to help shape the future.
third world status, here we come.
besides, you need to be half a computer technician to be an auto mechanic these days.
contrast this with obama having the nerve to pretend to support efca.