Bush Seeks to Use Backlash on Jobs As Lever on India
By MICHAEL SCHROEDER and JAY SOLOMON Staff Reporters of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
The Bush administration hopes to use the American backlash against job outsourcing to press India into concessions in other trade disputes, but New Delhi is resisting.
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick challenged Indian officials to lower trade barriers as a strategy to help defuse the U.S. jobs-protection debate raging in Congress and American state capitals. To keep U.S. markets open to India, New Delhi "has to open" its markets, he said.
The U.S. wants India to reduce its agricultural and industrial tariffs and quotas, liberalize its government-procurement rules and stiffen its intellectual-property protection. These have been longtime U.S. goals, but the Bush administration is betting India might be more amenable to doing so if it will stave off American legislative proposals to limit the flow of U.S. jobs to India.
The jobs will stop flowing when their is not money over here to buy their products. If we keep losing jobs we will be a third world nation and only a super power in name. We will go the way of the USSR if we end up bankrupt. That is the road we are headed down right now. You may consider this alarmist but it is accurate.
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