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    Default USA States With High Unemployment Outsourcing Food Stamp Services

    Your tax dollars, goin' to India.

    Several States With High Unemployment Are Outsourcing Food Stamp Services

    ...Americans have never liked the idea of jobs going overseas. But for many, it's more offensive when taxpayer dollars -- including those in the federal stimulus plan -- go to create those jobs. And when those jobs deal with food stamps, unemployment insurance and other public benefits, well forgot irony, to many it's just downright plain insulting.

    Unemployment in Florida is now 9.7 percent.

    "Why is the state of Florida sending these jobs away?" Brown asked. "The thing that really iced it for me, I knew that JP Morgan had gotten bailout funds."

    So she called her local politicians and then she reached out to her local newspaper, the Palm Beach Post. The paper did a story two weeks ago about the $50 million Florida paid JP Morgan in the last three years to administer the food stamps distribution.

    Those services include 24-hour customer-service call centers. Some of those calls were answered in Bangalore and Gurgaon, India. Others were taken at two U.S. call centers...

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    The original bid put in by JP Morgan was probably low because it incorporated off-shore labor. Using Americans would've brought the cost up which would've strained Florida from balancing the budget.

    They could've provided a clause that mandated use of americans, however the cost to florida tax payers would've been higher.

    I think your confusing state and federal stimulous.

    So there is no clear right situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by avolkiteshvara View Post
    I think your confusing state and federal stimulous.
    I think you're mistaken here. I didn't write the article.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heart View Post
    I think you're mistaken here. I didn't write the article.
    Well someone did.


    Feds can stimulize as much as they want. State has to balance out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by avolkiteshvara View Post
    Well someone did.
    Yes, but you directed your censure at me and you were in error doing so.

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    Not my tax dollars

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    Quote Originally Posted by avolkiteshvara View Post
    I think your confusing state and federal stimulous.
    I think you're confusing possession with contraction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    Not my tax dollars
    Hence the reason the thread is marked with a "USA" tag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heart View Post
    Hence the reason the thread is marked with a "USA" tag.


    What's a food stamp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post


    What's a food stamp?
    Like a regular stamp, but the glue is edible and has trace nutritional value.



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