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Outsourcing debate stirs patriotism

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Americans don't hold back their passions when the hot topic of outsourcing comes up. This is true even in real estate, which hasn't experienced as much outsourcing as other industries. As more mortgage lenders look to call centers in India as a way to cut costs and improve loan process efficiencies, the idea of losing U.S. jobs and putting people's personal data at risk strikes an angry nerve with some Inman News readers. Take an Inman Pulse survey on outsourcing. "Outsourcing is unpatriotic," one reader commented. "Our economy is currently stalled, and expected new jobs have not materialized. The long-term effect of current outsourcing trends won't be felt in the wallets of Americans for 2-6 years, if previous history prevails." Another reader commented, "I feel outsourcing to other countries is horrible. As more and more American jobs are lost to other countries, it puts more American workers out of work. Financially, our country is losing an extraordinary amount of tax money."...