October 7, 2014

This one doesn't seem like it'll go down well, especially not in a state that's dead last in job creation.

via Steve Benen, Maddow Blog

Last week, Senate hopeful David Perdue, the Republican nominee in Georgia, ran into a little trouble. The candidate had already been damaged by criticisms of his private-sector background, which includes significant job losses through outsourcing, on top of factory closings, consolidations, and reduced work hours at U.S. facilities, but the story returned to front pages at an inopportune time.

In a 2005 deposition, Perdue was asked about his “experience with outsourcing,” to which the Republican replied, “Yeah, I spent most of my career doing that.”

Perdue and his campaign team have had a few to come up with a compelling defense. This is what they came up with.

“Defend it? I’m proud of it,” he said in a press stop at The White House restaurant in Buckhead. “This is a part of American business, part of any business. Outsourcing is the procurement of products and services to help your business run. People do that all day.” […]

In remarks Monday, he attempted to draw a line between his business decisions and Washington policies. “I think the issue that people get confused about is the loss of jobs,” he said. “This is because of bad government policies: tax policy, regulation, even compliance requirements.”

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