"Any job requiring use of all or part of an Americans' social security number will be precluded from offshore outsourcing."
Granted, I think the President will easily win re-election. Still, if we are talking about a "knockout," this ploy would likely do it.
Do you recall when former House Speaker, John Boehner asked,"where are the jobs?" His question came on the heels of a favorable stock market report. It was called the "jobless recovery."
Where the speaker fell short was the telltale answer. "The jobs have been sent overseas. There, the price of labor is more affordable."
I shudder when I think about the Trans Pacific Partnership(T.P.P.)" Lauded by Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and Joe Biden, as the key to arresting Chinese growth in the far east, little was mentioned regarding the resulting lost jobs in America. Especially in the automotive industry.
Anyone who has dealt with A. T. & T. or J.P. Morgan Chase can attest to the slowness and cumbersomeness equated with dealing with their offshore help! Sadly,most of the Fortune 500 companies have opted for this marginally inefficient, yet cheap source of labor. Customers are told, "that's the way that it is."
Yet, if legislation were passed, precluding this practice, who would win? These companies would promise massive rate increase. But, how massive? And if these jobs were restricted to American soil, where would you place them? Who would be the recipients? Don't we already a labor shortage in the United States?
Fow now, yes. But, with increasing use of automation, that shortage may be short lived.
Without question, these large companies will protest vehemently! They will remind the country that we live in a global society and it is important to do as New York Times Columnist, Thomas Friedman reminded in his book, The World is Flat:"Level the global playing field; because Americans have supposedly lived much better than the rest of the world."
Like Donald Trump or not, one thing can be concluded. The President is an "Americanist." Those opposing his agenda are generally globalists.
Most Americans are understandably angry with their jobs being shipped away. Not only are they jobs that could have gone to an American, but their foreign counterparts are often slow and vague with limited English skills.
Who would want these jobs?
Call center jobs would be ideal for three groups. (a) Older workers, (b) students and (c) part-time spouses.
There are many parents who are available for M-F 9-3 jobs. That's thirty hours; technically full time. If they are paid even eight or nine dollars per hour, it's a regular paycheck. Students are always available to work off-times such as six to midnight or weekends. As far as older workers, between 62 and 66, a 40 hour per week job, paying eight dollars an hour is gold! Because, it won't compromise their social security entitlement. And, they gain access to the companies group health insurance plans.
Where would you place these jobs?
There are inexpensive states with higher unemployment numbers than the national average who would gratefully accept them.
We are not talking exclusively call center jobs! I recall visiting several Chase Banks during the last decade. You would see empty offices and empty cubicles. A large number of 36k per year Universal Banker jobs had been shipped abroad! Because, a Universal Banker in the far east goes for 5k per year! Where a manager might cost 75-80k per year in the U.S., the cost runs 15-20k in India or the Philippines!
Ever wonder why dealing with credit repositories is so difficult? For starters, they are housed in South America, the Philippines and India. When calling, you are first sent thought the "seven layers of automation." Then, assuming that you're still on the line, you'll be speaking to an offshore representative; with all of your personal information at their fingertips!
It's positively scary!
Identity theft continues to be the fastest growing crime in America. This fact alone should support preclusion of any offshore outsourcing that requires use of all or part of an Americans social security number.
The positioning statement would be cut and dry! "Those not supporting this initiative are unAmerican, unpatriotic and unfit for leadership."
In other words, "go to hell globalists! In effect you are nothing short of traitors to your country!"
When seen in this light, it becomes increasingly easy to identify the "snakes in the woodpile!"
No doubt the President would make enemies with such a proposal! But when has that stopped him?
He has spoken repeatedly of a "rigged system." Here again, it is manifested.