The Ads – Jim Lee for Congress

June 3, 2010 by  
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Jim Lee, Candidate for Congress, SC-4

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Jim Lee, 48, earned degrees from Hibert College in NY and Phoenix University in data processing and information science.  He has been married to his wife Laurie, for 29 years, and has 5 children.  Jim is a reservist in the USAF and has ~30 years experience in information technology, ranging from software development to leadership and consulting positions.

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  • http://www.suburbanites.com/politics/scs-4th-district-congressional-race-offers-choice-good/ Suburbanites

    http://www.suburbanites.com/politics/scs-4th-district-congressional-race-offers-choice-good/

    Caveat emptor. Voters should consider not just a candidate’s words, but also their actions and whether those will best represent the right views for our economy and business, as well as our tax base. The question posed in the captioned commentary suggests this: Is a candidate who has not distanced himself from the practice of his employer of outsourcing jobs to foreign soil at a time when domestic job creation is a high priority representative of the national constituency?

    • http://www.theconservativist.com Gary Coats

      And I guess a candidate who associates themselves with Rudy Giuliani because it was a job falls into the same category. Considering the job environment, I think you take a job where ever you can get it. The rest of the candidates are lawyers. You tell me.

      • http://www.suburbanites.com/politics/scs-4th-district-congressional-race-offers-choice-good/ Suburbanites

        Given that Giuliani took over a city from David Dinkins that was crime-riddled and overspending without accountability, Giuliani in retrospect was still a very good choice for New York City, and the city was better off for him. It can be argued that he laid the foundation for Bloomberg to continue that work even in the hard times New York City faces now.

        Put into perspective, it doesn’t necessarily matter that an individual is an attorney, but does that individual have pragmatic experience that translates well into public service, not simply a school-board member who works for a company that outsources its tax base. It’s a question that Mr. Lee should be answering as a candidate, unless (a) he’s hedging his bets like a good politician in case he loses and needs to go back to ask for his old job without burning bridges, (b) really believes that H1B and L1 immigration policies that strongly favor India over all other nations combined makes sense, and off-shoring our tax base is good for America, or (c) a bit of both.

    • Bourque Rau

      I am an independent contractor, doing work for some Fortune 500 companies, some of whom have office in other countries. As an IC, I don’t have health insurance, get sick days, have any paid vacation or paid holidays. So are you saying that I should NOT DO ANY PROJECTS for any companies I work for who have staff in other countries? That is a ridiculous viewpoint, shortsighted and naive, and not conducive to a healthy capitalistic economy where small businessfolks and IC need to work for companies who are in position to hire them and give them paid work. Geez it’ll be SO GREAT when after Tuesday the Christina-bots go away and the airwaves and SC blogs will be free of their constant whining. perhaps CJ will move to NC next, call that state’s residents inbreds and run for yet another office in yet another state.

      • the pot really is black

        Jim Lee has the classiest supporters.

        Check your attitude at the door and quit complaining about the chick candidate giving you problems. If she is no big deal then why are you so threatened. And how do you compare giving jobs to foreign companies the same as supporter a republican candidate.

        You, Kerry Wood and Roan Garcia should take some etiquette classes.

        • http://www.suburbanites.com/politics/scs-4th-district-congressional-race-offers-choice-good/ Suburbanites

          Well, Bourque, you’re incorrect in that I’m a CJ supporter crawling out of the woodwork, and a read of the link I provided should give you that background.

          I’ve been an IC as well, and run my own organization where I too serve as both a consultant and part owner. My response is not that one “should not to any projects for any companies who have staff in other countries”. Clearly, Bourque, you’ve misread my points. If it was a matter of work, we live in a global economy, and you’re correct to state that many organizations have a global workforce. That, however, is different than a company who’s main business is outsourcing and off-shoring, and it contributes very little to our country, and serves to undermine the tax-base since it siphons those jobs away from the US.

          Kindly show me where I suggested that I support CJ before you jump to such branding conclusions, Bourque.

      • http://www.suburbanites.com/politics/scs-4th-district-congressional-race-offers-choice-good/ Suburbanites

        Well, Bourque, you’re incorrect in that I’m a CJ supporter crawling out of the woodwork, and a read of the link I provided should give you that background.

        I’ve been an IC as well, and run my own organization where I too serve as both a consultant and part owner. My response is not that one “should not to any projects for any companies who have staff in other countries”. Clearly, you’ve misread my points. If it was a matter of work, we live in a global economy, and you’re correct to state that many organizations have a global workforce. That, however, is different than a company who’s main business is outsourcing and off-shoring, and it contributes very little to our country, and serves to undermine the tax-base since it siphons those jobs away from the US.

        Show me where I suggested that I support CJ before you jump to such branding conclusions, sir.

  • http://www.suburbanites.com/politics/scs-4th-district-congressional-race-offers-choice-good/ Suburbanites

    Thanks, Black Pot.

    Bourque, foremost, please find where I’ve supported Christine Jeffries. You won’t. Second, while I understand your concern about being an independent contractor — I own my own consulting organization and bill out as a consultant — I’m not suggesting to “not take an assignment from a company that is global in nature”. There is a clear difference between that type of behavior, versus working for an organization that is simply taking an attitude of either hiring H1’s and L1’s or farming work to India as a primary objective than working for any number of organizations that have beach-heads in countries where they do business. That is the true concern, since it’s an erosion of the tax-base and reflects a sentiment that does not echo the sentiments of most Americans who are seeking job creation stimulus.

    I’d enjoy hearing someone identify how removing jobs from the US economy and shipping them to another country is actually good for this country.