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9/27/2010 05:06 PM EDT
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Sheetal.Pandey
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Sheetal.Pandey   9/29/2010 10:15:57 PM
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In this competetive market its very diffcult to avoid outsourcing looking at the quality and cost benefits.

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phoenixdave   9/29/2010 10:03:03 PM
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I always worry when the government starts trying to "fix" things. They have a way of coming back and biting the people they were intended to help. Lets see, the government bailed out banks and put in new regulations on fees, so the banks just start charging fees for other things no restricted. Who's screwed, the consumer. New controls are put on banks to limit risky investments and prevent mortgage default, and banks stop lending to everyone and impose strict limitations on helping consumer avoid default which results in more people losing their homes. Who's screwed, the consumer. The healthcare bill gets passed and the insurance industry immediately begins raising rates in anticipation of impending restrictions. Who's screwed, the consumer. While I would love to see protection for the US jobs, when you implement controls you need to make sure that the end result is what you are actually seeking to do. Unfortunately, the government does not have a very good track record of success.

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ADS2010   9/29/2010 7:26:36 AM
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Well - think again. Check out the universities and you will know who's leading the pack in engineering etc.,. The new economy jobs need either really well educated engineers, of which the US doesn't turn out enough. It also needs semi skilled labour to fuel growth of the service industries, and not many citizens want to do this work which actually suits their existing skills.

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ADS2010   9/29/2010 7:15:49 AM
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This is really a cheap trick. Outsourcing or offshoring did not cause the market crash and was not the cause for job losses. The real cause was financial greed of just a 1% of American Wall Street guys. But they have always been too powerful to control, so the Democrats are looking for a diversion, else their supporters who expected to see them taks action against the erring will desert them in very large numbers. Wake-up guys start seeing the wood from the trees.

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elctrnx_lyf   9/28/2010 8:59:06 AM
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If US imposes ban on off shoring then it is only advantageous to the the competitors form the other parts of the world. There is huge market for the companies to sell their products and there is enough skilled labor available to make the products. If Dell/HP doesn't want to offshore jobs in developing or manufacturing their products but want to sell their products then people will prefer samsung/Toshibha who can provide jobs. This doesn't just apply to computers but to any other electronic product.

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Job4US   9/28/2010 3:04:14 AM
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The title of this article misleads the reader. TechAmerica is a consortia of offshoring corporations - check the list, Microsoft, Boeing, Tata etc....The same companies that brought the USA record unemployment thanks to corporate greed and legal loopholes. Ask any American Engineer (if there are any left due to offshoring) how they feel about the topic. American VOTERS hands down want to end the destruction of our jobs due to corporate greed fraud and abuse

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pixies   9/27/2010 9:26:33 PM
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At the first look I thought this news is about off-shore drilling. Outsourcing is a result of globalization and optimal distribution of global resources. There really is little one government can do about it. And it will only stop when the destination nations of outsourcing are wealthy enough and the money and jobs will start to flow back.

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chanj0   9/27/2010 7:21:55 PM
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Stop outsourcing has been a hot topic in the last few years. There is no doubt some jobs are going to be outsourced. It is inevitable for a country to move forward in technology. Does outsourcing impact your life as an engineer?

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rick merritt   9/27/2010 5:28:35 PM
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Are you familiar with this bill? If so, what impact do you think it would have?

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