Because Hillary Clinton was a liberal activist as a young woman, there is a tendency to believe that she still is very liberal. This is especially true among Democrats who dream of a true liberal taking over and changing America for the good of the ordinary citizens. But just how liberal is Clinton? In economic terms, maybe not so much.
Listen to this quote from the USINPAC website (a lobbying group for the Indian-American community), "Even though she was against outsourcing at the beginning of her political career, she has since changed her position and now maintains that offshoring brings as much economic value to the United States as to the country where services are outsourced, especially India." Are they right?
Well, they believe it enough to have recently held three fundraisers for her, one of them raising over $3 million. I seriously doubt they would be giving this kind of big money to her campaign if they thought she was against outsourcing.
When Lou Dobbs, a vocal opponent of outsourcing American jobs, confronted her on the outsourcing question, Clinton replied that outsourcing does work both ways. She is right in a way.
For corporations, outsourcing does work both ways -- some jobs are sent to other countries and cheap workers are imported into America to fill others. Clinton is also a supporter of increasing visas for foreign workers to enter this country.
Either way, American workers are out of a job and out of luck. Clinton's solution to the problem is more job training programs for American workers. But what good are training programs when foreign workers are being imported and jobs are being exported?
Quite frankly, I believe American unions and workers would be crazy to support Hillary Clinton. We already have a president that supports exporting of American jobs, and that's not working out too good for workers. How would it help to elect another person who supports the same outsourcing?
I think many people support Clinton because they like the idea of a woman becoming president. They think it would be a progressive step forward for our society. I tend to agree that it would be a good thing for America to elect a female president, but it needs to be a woman who supports worker's rights and opposes outsourcing American jobs.
Hillary Clinton is not that woman!