I knew outsourcing was a touchy subject with most Americans. But I didn’t expect it to sound like a slur for some. What else do you make of a Michigan company that recently asked U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow to retract her statements that it outsourced jobs overseas?
Last week, Jackson National Life Insurance Co. sent a letter to Stabenow asking her to apologize for stating that the company outsourced jobs to India and China. She is said to have made this comment during a campaign TV commercial and public talks. Not one to retract on her word, the Stabenow campaign still stands by its statements.
Stabenow is supposed to have said that her Republican opponent, Mike Bouchard, supports Bush administration policies. She claims that these policies have led to the outsourcing of Michigan jobs. Company president Clark Manning Jr. wrote to Stabenow saying that she “falsely denigrating the excellent organization they have worked to create." Wow! Now what do you make of that?
Any company that wishes to improve its profits and thereby shareholders’ revenues will look for means to reduce costs. I’m not commenting on the present situation but I think it’s high time we behaved like we mature people. Yes, it is a bit difficult to think about that when you are the person losing a job. But then throughout history, there’ve been upheavals, which may have seemed unbearable at that point. However, these events always led to something good. So also is the case with outsourcing.