The Naked Truth....

naked imagesThe Economic Times of India is reporting that US' largest drugstore chain Walgreens on Thursday just announced a 10-year outsourcing deal with India. Walgreens is shifting its accounting processes and jobs to Genpact, a loss of at least 500 American jobs. This as The Labor Department announced as employers cut 85,000 jobs last month, worse than the 8,000 drop analysts had expected.  It's time for America to repudiate the Reagan and Clinton policies of "free trade" and return to a national industrial and trade policy that will keep American companies hiring Americans instead of Chinese and Indians.

In Strange news...A man was taken into custody yesterday after “after he took off all of his clothes and began a jog just a few blocks from the White House. The Secret Service says he ran for “less than a minute before he was apprehended."  Good to know that we're safe from naked people!  And isn't it odd that the first truly TSA-ready flier was busted before he could even make his flight?


Char (not verified) 11 years 36 weeks ago

I think we should all send an email to Walgreens and let them know that we will no longer be shopping at any of their establishments.

Ronald Rutherford (not verified) 11 years 36 weeks ago

Good idea Char!
I suppose you also do not support Walgreens saving low income consumers money?


SFPauly (not verified) 11 years 36 weeks ago

Thom, with regards to outsourcing and illegal employers. I think it's time to reignite the "Buy American" campaign, we should also start the "Hire American" campaign as well. Do remember "Look for the Union label, when you are buying a coat, dress, or blouse...." tv spots?!

Scott (not verified) 11 years 36 weeks ago

We should all review our purchases for where it was made, who made it, NOT how much it costs.

If any entity you do business with exports jobs, stop doing business with them.

If any entity you do business with is killing our planet, stop doing business with them.

Some examples are: Move any money you have from places like Bank of America to local banks and credit unions. Credit Unions are member owned and have much better fee structures and interest rates! If you have charge cards, like from BOA, pay them off every month with the money you earn at the credit union and during the 25-31 day period between the end of statement and payment due date you can collect interest while using BOA's money.

If you buy and eat conventional food, even though it is cheaper, you are contributing to huge carbon footprints, supporting the torture of animals and Monsanto, who genetically engineers food. You also ingest drugs, poisons and other toxic matter.

leema (not verified) 11 years 36 weeks ago

I read this on the Economic Times website....and I interpreted it (after someone else brought it to my attention lol) to read that these 500 jobs while being outsourced from Walgreen to Genpact ...will still be in the US... in Danville Indiana Genpact offices. There could of course be other repercussions as there is, according to the original press release from Genpact found on their website, the prospect of this "impacting" 300 other employees. They didn't say how it would impact them.

Gerald Socha (not verified) 11 years 36 weeks ago

Char, good idea!!! leema for every action there is a reaction. There may be unintended consequences.

Moving our money is a good idea but the big financial institutions will find ways to circumvent the process.

Thank you Tom for calling our economic crisis a Great Depression!!! I have felt for sometime that we are in a Great Depression started again by the Republicans. This depression will linger for three or four generations because our better paying jobs are outsourced. Our thoughts will led astray by chaos and fear tactics at home and endless wars away from home. We will have to live with endless BOHICA days. Keep practicing your bending over exercises!!!

Gerald Socha (not verified) 11 years 36 weeks ago

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