Columnist Andres Oppenheimer thinks that President Obama’s campaign ad attacking Mitt Romney for outsourcing jobs is “intellectually dishonest,” and that Romney’s response blasting Obama as being “the real outsourcer-in-chief” is “pathetic.” Oppenheimer wrote: “In fact, both Obama and Romney support outsourcing, the long-standing practice whereby U.S. companies manufacture overseas goods that are too costly to produce at home. And they should. Outsourcing is not only a necessity in today’s global economy, but often helps the U.S. economy by making U.S. exports more competitive abroad, and by allowing U.S. consumers to pay less for many goods.”
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