This is pure outrage! Here is our Congress, supposedly out to create jobs in the United States for Americans and this is what they do!
Congressional Democrats stripped from President Barack Obama's economic stimulus plan a local lawmaker's bid to assure that American high-tech companies would get jobs funded by that plan.
U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Upper St. Clair, said his amendment would have required that any health information technology system bought under a $20 billion grant program in the stimulus package be manufactured in the United States by American workers.
When it comes to tech workers, engineers in the United States, obviously both sides of the isle think it's perfectly fine to offshore outsource their jobs, ruin their careers and destroy their financial livelihood.
1 million jobs in I.T. Obama? I think you forgot to mention those jobs would be filled with foreign H-1B, L-1 guest workers and contracts awarded to offshore outsourcing firms!
I am so glad you are giving away my U.S. tax dollars from my ever shrinking paycheck to India!
Take action! Please recommend this story in social networks, forward to your friends and repost. Please call your Senators and the White House and demand they use our money for jobs...for us!
From the iron mines to the manufacturers, to the mills, let's use it to buy American. If we really are going to be serious about American jobs, we should require the billions in taxpayer funds go only towards American jobs and to buy products that say 'Made in the U.S.A.'
Medicaid and Medicare is extensively using offshore outsourcing. From a 2006 GAO report (large pdf) on health privacy data going offshore gives some statistics.
and state Medicaid agencies also reported that offshore outsourcing is initiated by their domestic vendors. Thirty-three Medicare Advantage contractors, 2 Medicare FFS contractors, and 1 Medicaid agency indicated that their domestic vendors transfer personal health information offshore, although they did not provide information about the scope of personal information transferred offshore. Moreover, the reported extent of offshore outsourcing may be understated because many of the federal contractors and agencies did not know whether their domestic vendors transferred personal health information to other locations or vendors. Specifically, 57 percent of Medicare Advantage contractors, 29 percent of Medicare FFS contractors, 26 percent of state Medicaid agencies, and 20 percent of TRICARE contractors reported that they did not know whether their largest domestic outsourcing vendors had further transferred personal health information.