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Obamacare gets outsourced
amid unemployment crisis

New York Post, by Robert Oak

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Posted By:Honeybadger, 1/19/2014 7:21:34 AM

President Obama spent $831 billion of taxpayer money on a stimulus plan for the economy. He gave nearly $50 billion in aid to GM to keep it afloat. He lost $500 million on energy company Solyndra. All in the name of saving jobs.Yet when it comes to his own signature initiative, the president doesn’t care about American workers. He’s outsourced ObamaCare. After the disastrous rollout of HealthCare.gov, the administration hired Accenture as the new lead contractor. The deal is estimated to be worth $90 million and is now in the hands of the poster boy for global labor arbitrage and offshore

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 1/19/2014 7:39:32 AM     (No. 9697611)

If you read any part of this article, make it the 3 paragraphs below the pic of Cory Booker holding up the sgn. Here´s part of it:

´´So how did Accenture land such a plum contract? The $5.5 million they spent in lobbying in 2012, in addition to the $1.2 million in campaign donations, likely has something to do with it.´´

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Reply 2 - Posted by: horacer, 1/19/2014 8:06:43 AM     (No. 9697633)

Accenture is a sweatshop for foreign IT specialists. This would be a front page scandal in any other administration. #1 is correct, a continuing criminal enterprise.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/19/2014 8:22:55 AM     (No. 9697648)

Funny thing is a lot of the Democrat aligned constituency groups that have very high unemployment are all for so-called "immigration reform" that would allow into the country tens of millions of new foreign workers with complete access to the legal US labor market able to compete against American workers for just about every job out there.

Such a public policy would ensure that members of those Democrat aligned constituency groups will have little or no chance to get a good job in the future as employers move to lower their labor costs by hiring newly legal cheap foreign labor instead of higher cost American workers. That´s only common sense. As an example how would you like to be a young black kid coming out of school having to compete against an unending flood of cheap foreign labor for a job?

The only reason that the "leaders" of those Democrat aligned constituency groups support so-called "immigration reform" is because most of the new foreign workers and their family members will eventually become Democrat voters useful to keep those politicians in power.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Staunch Repub, 1/19/2014 8:26:48 AM     (No. 9697654)

Only idiots think allowing into our country these workers will result in the same net cost as if they were in their own off shore country

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Reply 5 - Posted by: EnsignOToole, 1/19/2014 9:11:51 AM     (No. 9697698)

FTA:Accenture also avoids American taxes. The company is headquartered in Chicago, but it’s incorporated in noted tax haven Ireland.

This makes me ill: Accenture used to be called Arthur Anderson, until it was found to be complicit in the Enron scandal.

Arthur Anderson people have been guests in my home. As the auditing agency for my spouse´s bank, they sometimes worked late and needed a place to sleep instead of going back to Detroit on a snowy winter night.

I thought the association with Enron was bad enough to make me feel as if I needed to fumigate the house, but this is worse. Glad we moved out of the old house a long time ago.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 1/19/2014 9:25:18 AM     (No. 9697710)

It is my understanding that andersen consulting, now called accenture, cut all ties with arthur andersen prior to enron. Correct me if I´m misinformed. And please don´t get me wrong, I detest accenture and the crony capitalism payoff they received from obama.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: jglas, 1/19/2014 12:40:55 PM     (No. 9697904)

There´s a bigger problem in all of this than Accenture´s dubious lobbying and payoffs or Obama´s crony capitalism. It is the very fact that Accenture can find all the technically skilled but cheap labor it needs offshore to do stuff like building the infrastructure of Obamacare. The law of supply and demand and the law of comparative advantage in international trade are natural laws. They don´t exist on the law books in any country any more than the law of gravity is written into the constitution. Moreover they cannot be repealed (although there certainly have been attempts) by any man made laws. In fact such attempts, like protectionism laws, inevitably end in a disadvantage to the countries that enact them. That means we, perhaps because of our economy distorting man made laws, are now at a comparative disadvantage to those other countries with cheap but highly skilled labor forces. Inevitably that will result in our economy diminishing and their economies growing. That´s the real lesson to be taken from Obama´s attempts to control the economy.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: stablemoney, 1/19/2014 12:52:09 PM     (No. 9697916)

American workers and taxpayers get nothing from the democratic party. Democrats are all in for raising taxes, importing cheap labor, policies that reduce job opportunities and break up families.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: hoosier observer, 1/19/2014 7:33:57 PM     (No. 9698151)

The news is full of stories that claim that there is a shortage of engineers and scientists that requires more lenient immigration rules while companies like Intel make the trade news for reducing their staffing by 5% and canceling construction of chip production lines.

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