Business Doublespeak: "American Jobs" Coalition Supports Outsourcing

Big business groups -- including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Manufacturers, and Information Technology Association of America (the e-voting machine manufacturers' lobby group) -- have formed the Coalition for Economic Growth and American Jobs. Contrary to its name, the coalition "is quietly mounting an offensive against state and federal efforts to keep jobs at home and otherwise restrain globalization." An election year focus on jobs and the recent outsourcing of white collar positions have led to some 80 anti-outsourcing bills being introduced in 30 states. O'Dwyer's PR Daily reports the coalition "may hire a national PR firm to get its message across that globalization is a benefit to this country's future."