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Tilting at Windmills

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October 14, 2004
By: Kevin Drum

OUTSOURCING....Atrios:

Kerry looked way more presidential and won where it mattered. Bush telling people that they're unemployed because they're stupid and then talking about NCLB as if it's going to help unemployed 45 year olds wasn't good.

Atrios is referring to a comment Bush made about education being the best answer for outsourcing. At the time he made it, it struck me as nothing more than a routine politician-speak answer, basically not a big deal. But it got the biggest reaction of the night from my wife: she felt insulted. "Jobs aren't going overseas because they're better educated," she said, "they're going overseas because labor costs half as much." She was steamed.

That surprised me, but maybe I just wasn't paying attention. I wonder how many other people felt the same way?

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