Thursday, February 23, 2006

How Do I Hate Mitt Romney? Let Me Count The Ways

Our Republican governor who's really from Utah (Go Home! Go Home!) is outsourcing Massachusetts state jobs. To India and to .... Utah! It just galls me to learn that my state taxes are going to pay workers substandard wages in other countries. And Utah! To the Moron/Mormon godbags in Utah! Arrggghhhhhhhhh.

Ted K slams Mitt for outsourcing jobs: Mass. work farmed out to India, Utah

Under fire from U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the Romney administration yesterday defended its policy of outsourcing state jobs, saying that Massachusetts work formerly done in India is now handled in the United States - albeit in Utah.

Kennedy ripped Romney yesterday for “jumping on the offshoring bandwagon,” while a Romney administration official retorted that only a small number of foreign data entry workers were still crunching Medicaid numbers in India.

“This bandwagon holds a total of 18 people,” said state Health and Human Services spokesman Dick Powers. “And there have been talks about the possibility of moving it back to this country.”

But Powers acknowledged that a larger contract for employees at a food stamp call center has been farmed out to Utah since September. He did not know how many Bay State jobs were being performed in Utah.


Romney, who is gearing up for a likely presidential run, appears to be backtracking on an earlier push to ship Bay State government work to companies that work overseas. He vetoed in June 2004 a bill that would have blocked outsourcing state jobs.

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