February 15th, 2012
03:07 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama highlights 'insourcing' jobs at Milwaukee event

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama traveled Wednesday to a Wisconsin company he highlighted in his State of the Union address, telling workers they were an example of job "insourcing" needed to strengthen economic recovery.

Speaking to an enthusiastic crowd at Master Lock in Milwaukee, Obama pushed for corporate tax reforms that would benefit companies bringing back jobs overseas while cutting tax subsidies for competitors that outsource jobs.

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  1. diridi

    It is good to insourcing jobs., but for these India and other nations, we need to give just three year visa, once visa expires, we need to send them back. They are not spending on our soil, instead they are overstaying the visa, and creating nonsense. Be they computer or medical, it does not matter. Some of the contract jobs, these India guys are creating nonsense, just bringing foreigners regardless of availability. Watch these computer contract jobs, esply in NJ, NY, TX, etc, good luck. And watch their taxes too.

    February 15, 2012 08:02 am at 8:02 am |
  2. Keith Boyrt

    Thank you Mr. President our firm here in VA iis very optimistic about our business which was not the case three years ago. We too are seeing a climb upwards in our revenue. What's amazing is that we seemed to have trended with the economy. We could hire as much as 150 employees within the next 24 months which would more then triple our growth.

    February 15, 2012 08:16 am at 8:16 am |
  3. GROVER NORQUIST IS AN ENEMY OF THE STATE

    Incentivize companies that bring jobs back home. Companies that ship jobs overseas, don't give them one dime of taxpayer money. Kudos to Master Lock. While Master Lock is bringing jobs home, Dictator Walker is cutting jobs.

    February 15, 2012 08:28 am at 8:28 am |
  4. Independent Voters

    See that why Obama will get my vote because he is for american jobs.
    President Obama keep up the good work.

    February 15, 2012 08:34 am at 8:34 am |
  5. PaOutOfWork

    if Master Lock makes CAR GAS CAP locks; I have no doubt Master Lock is running at full capacity; gas prices up 83% since Obama took office, gas prices up 50% since the Democrats took over Congress in 2007. November 2012 is coming; the 2010 election for Democrats was a slaughter; the 2012 election cycle is going to be a massacre for Democrats.

    February 15, 2012 08:38 am at 8:38 am |
  6. jim

    Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha !!!!! America is such a joke!!

    China is in town .. "Give us more US jobs"

    America .............. "No Problem, they are on the way. We hate america too.

    Ha Ha Ha

    February 15, 2012 08:52 am at 8:52 am |
  7. gt

    man has things changed since the house went republican ....business is now coming back... how about the pipe line .. there is thousnads of more jobs....

    February 15, 2012 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  8. roadwarrior

    this one plant is the only example of his so called improving economy where are the rest of these millions of jobs you say are being created mr pres november is coming fast and your time is almost up god bless america

    February 15, 2012 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  9. Taran

    Unfortunately, as long as it is so expensive for companies to have american workers, compared to the cost of workers in other countries (I'm not just talking about paychecks, there is a lot more to it) it will be difficult for anybody, Obama or a GOP president either one, to "insource" jobs. So, I will not be able to entirely fault Obama for a failure in this regard.

    February 15, 2012 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  10. diridi

    INS and USCIS needs to watch all the foreigners. Computer Contract Jobs are nothing but Bogus. These guys are creating nonsense in the nation. Be strict on Immigration and Citizenship. Once their visa expires don't extend, send them home. Watch Computer Contract Jobs. Lot of US Citizens are in computer field with no jobs. Watch out, USA!

    February 15, 2012 09:37 am at 9:37 am |