Democratic candidates on job outsourcing

From last night’s Democratic debate — Tavis Smiley . Special Feature . All-American Presidential Forums . Video | PBS

Outsourcing Jobs
Ruben Navarrette, Jr. asks if the candidates find outsourcing of U.S. jobs to be a problem, and if so, what their solution is.

The candidates went through the general list of solutions: better trade agreements, elimination of tax breaks that encourage movement of jobs, better education system, more training in math and science and health care system that takes burden off of businesses.
The highlight for me was Bill Richardson calling for an industrial policy (yes – he actually used the words) to keep companies here. By the way, Dennis Kucinich got the biggest round of applause when he called for the cancellation of WTO and NAFTA.


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