Washington, Feb 28: Democrat presidential front-runner Barack Obama continued on Wednesday to play the anti-outsourcing card and said America cannot "shy away" from globalisation, "it would have to take measures to ensure that jobs are not shipped overseas.
"We have to stop providing tax breaks for companies that are shipping jobs overseas and give those tax breaks to companies which are investing here in the USA," Obama said during a debate with rival Senator Hillary Clinton in Cleaveland, Ohio. He said he would ensure that every pact the US signs has environmental, safety and labour standards to protect workers and consumers alike.
"We can't have toys with lead paint in them that our children are playing with. We can't have medicines that are actually making people more sick instead of better because they're produced overseas," Obama said.
Facing the heat from US presidential hopefuls who blamed "shipping jobs" to China and India for rising US unemployment, the India Inc had last week launched a counter offensive through the media, telling Americans that the industry is creating new work opportunities for them.