So much for Bush's stated plans "to act to make sure there are more jobs at home": Specifically, the president has deployed Secretary of State Colin Powell to India "to assure Indians that the Bush administration would not try to halt the outsourcing of high-technology jobs to their country." The admission came despite a new study showing that up to 14 million American jobs could be lost to outsourcing in the coming years. Instead of endorsing congressional action to prevent such a tide of lost jobs,"the White House endorsed Mr. Powell's comments" that outsourcing is just "a natural effect" that cannot be stemmed.


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