During the past two weeks, President Barack Obama’s campaign has blasted
Republican challenger Mitt Romney as an “outsourcer,” focusing on his career with private equity firm Bain Capital. The Romney campaign hit back on Tuesday, claiming Obama’s stimulus package failed to protect American workers and helped create jobs overseas.
If Romney really wanted a juicy example of outsourcing, he would have to look no further than the president’s jobs council.
Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, 26 business leaders assembled by the president for job-spurring ideas, includes representatives of several companies that have used outsourcing, fueling job creation abroad and job losses in the U.S. Shipping work to low-cost overseas labor markets has been a trend in American manufacturing for decades. The White House has a plan to curb outsourcing, but companies represented on the jobs council reveal just how pervasive the practice is…