Obama To Promote Insourcing Of Jobs

Barack Obama insourcing American jobsBy Ken Thomas


WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is highlighting companies that have returned jobs to the U.S. and he says that's one more way of putting people back to work.

The White House plans a forum Wednesday, called "Insourcing American Jobs," that will bring together business leaders who shifted work back home. The president said Saturday in his weekly radio and Internet address that the event will discuss ways business leaders can return more jobs to the country.

"We're heading in the right direction. And we're not going to let up," Obama said on the heels of the government reporting Friday that the unemployment rate fell to 8.5 percent in December.

Obama noted that the jobs report showed the economy added more than 200,000 private sector jobs last month and that more than 3 million private sector jobs had been added during the past 22 months. He said the nation was "starting 2012 with manufacturing on the rise and the American auto industry on the mend."

The president said the U.S. couldn't return "to the days when the financial system was stacking the deck against ordinary Americans," citing his decision to install former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray as the director of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau while the Senate was on break, circumventing Republican opposition to the appointment.

Obama said his "New Year's resolution" to all Americans was to "keep doing whatever it takes to move this economy forward and to make sure that middle-class families regain the security they've lost over the past decade."

New York Rep. Nan Hayworth, delivering the GOP address, said the jobs report showed the difficulty that many Americans face in finding work. Hayworth said the unemployment rate has remained above 8 percent for 35 straight months, "the longest such stretch since the Great Depression."

"Leaders in Washington should have no higher priority this year than getting our economy back to creating jobs," Hayworth said.

The New York congresswoman said House Republicans would promote small business and reduce government regulation.



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lnl80388

So the same Company's Obama is so eager to Tax to death is who he runs to too bail him out when he can't create jobs after wasting billions of our tax dollars on lame stimulus programs and NOW HE wants to take the credit for the efforts and risks those Company's are taking!
OBAMA...a true socialist to the inner core!

January 09 2012 at 9:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
economystc

Obama should talk to his contributors and convince them to hire people to work. that will make a bigger statement than TV advertising.

January 09 2012 at 6:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
lynette

He makes this statement after his jobs cszar's company moved an entire division from wisconson to china. Tired of his kill business attitude.

January 09 2012 at 6:10 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
otter

LOOK AT ALL THE THINGS THE REPUBLICANS ARE THREATENING TO TAKE AWAY/ EVERYTHING FROM FOOD STAMPS TO A WOMANS RIGHT TO ABORT. IT WAS THE REPUBLICANS THAT PUT US IN THIS POSITIONS TO BEGIN WITH AND YOU WANT TO BRING THEM BACK.. ITS A NO BRAINER THAT THE CLINTONS CAME UP WITH THAT FAIR TRADE AGREEMENTS THAT SENT ALL OUR JOBS OVERSEAS.. THATS WHY THERES NOTHING MADE HERE ANYMORE. ALL MANUFACTURING IS GONE IN THIS COUNTRY... SO WHY NOT GET THE HOUSE AND SENATE IN ONE PARTY SO THEY CAN DO SOMETHING WITHOUT FIGHTING..... AT LEAST THE DEMS DONT WANT TO BREAK UP MEDICARE, OR FOOD STAMPS, OR ANY OTHER SOCIAL PROGRAM THATS NEEDED BY THE POOR AND THE ELDERLY. DOESNT TAKE A ROCKET SCIENTIST TO SEE THAT THE REBUBLICANS ARE FIGHTING ANY THING THAT MAKES THE DEMS LOOK GOOD. GOD WE NEED A THIRD PARTY BADLY. AFTER LISTENING TO ROMNEY AND SANTORIUM I KNOW I DONT WANT EITHER ONE OF THEM FOR PRESIDENT, THERE NUTS COMPLETLY.

January 09 2012 at 6:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
klasakt

When Bush left office, he asked the American people ... are you better off now than you were 8 years ago? The vast majority of people said yes. I said yes. If Obama asked me that same question ... am I better off today than 3 years ago, I would not give the same answer. We are not better off, and it is even harder to get ahead than before he came to office ... especially with the redistribution of wealth. When you start making money but have not deductions ... like houses and investments, because you never could afford it .... you still can't afford it. We make the same amount of money as three years ago, but with no children at home and losing several jobs to downsizing, etc., when we thought we could afford a home we discovered that our taxes are going up giving us less income. Amazingly enough we know people who make less than us, have horrible credit, bankruptsy, etc., and they qualified for special government programs ... of which we also have never nor currently qualify for. Amazing!

January 09 2012 at 5:59 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
marine1942

Obama has created jobs--look at the flight crews on Air Force One, Two, Three and their attactments
Not to mention the guys that carry Michelle's clothing purchases.

January 09 2012 at 5:56 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
brittany2acres

I don't believe that. I think Obama would do something if he had the house and senate. The alternatives are far worse to fathom. And I don't have too many more 4-yr terms to waste before I retire.

January 09 2012 at 5:44 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
Jesse

We need to get rid of this president and start over, he had his chance, remember his last term and if he gets another he won't care what he does because at that point he can't be re-elected

January 09 2012 at 5:36 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
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JB MASTERSON

AND Congress better yet all of the good ole !! boys clean out washington get rid of the Liars !! oh that would be all of them you are right Jesse

January 10 2012 at 11:35 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ed

What the previous admin left us, we the people, with can not be fixed by any one person, too many companys left for cheaper labor and bigger profits, only way we can combat this is stop buying items made in China, at least the stock market it going strong.

January 09 2012 at 5:32 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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marine1942

so what you are saying is that Obama cannot do anything---
Yep, accept it

January 09 2012 at 5:57 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
brittany2acres

Yes! Well companies themselves certainly lost alot in Customer Service and Value-Add when they shipped jobs overseas. Alot of them are bringing back Customer Service jobs and tech jobs back on their own. Can you say Chinese Products!!!! Can you say learn English! Can you say break and fix troubleshooting without just reading a script that the customer already has done before he/she called you! Can you say maybe a real American person answering vs voicemail jail!!! and on and on and on......

January 09 2012 at 5:30 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

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