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Sunday, July 25, 2004
There is a proposal to amend the Colorado State Constitution to make it illegal for state funds to be spent on services that are performed off-shore by non U.S. citizens or green card holders.
Here's the language:
Colorado initiative 139 - Protection of American Workers is a proposed amendment to the constitution of the state of Colorado stating:
I think I understand the emotional attractiveness of proposals such as this, but will the voters in Colorado be excited when their taxes have to increase when state help desk employees cost $40,000 and are unionized rather than being outsourced to another location for less money?
I heard a Mr. Alexander of (www.hireamericans.org) justify this type of protectionist language on the Lars Larson show. He had two primary reasons:
I wonder if this state constitution amendment would violate Article I of the Constitution if the state of Colorado hires a firm from, say, California.
In Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, Colorado is the state that remains true to the old-school liberal, classical economics, model that is her utopia. Sadly, it may not be the case in the real world.
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