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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 07:44 PM
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24. "naming one of the country's leading oursourcers as your chief guy on jobs wasn't the smartest move"
Manufacturing Alliance Chief: Obama Turning to One of Countrys Leading Outsourcers in Immelt
ABC News Rick Klein reports:
January 21, 2011

President Obamas naming of General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt to a new post focused on creating US jobs has drawn cheers from the corporate community, and appears to reflects a change in tone from the White House with regard to big business.

But the head of a leading manufacturing association told us on ABCs Top Line that the presidents choice sends the wrong message to many of those who are currently out of work who happen to be some of the same voters the president needs to win back.

He could have done worse, but he certainly could have done a lot better, Scott Paul, executive director of the Alliance for American Manufacturing, told us.

I mean, Immelt has outsourced a ton of jobs. They've closed -- GE has closed 29 factories in the last two years alone. And if you're trying to send a signal to those white, working-class voters that left the Democratic Party in droves in November, naming one of the countrys leading outsourcers as your chief strategy guy on jobs -- I don't think was the smartest move.

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