Mitt Romney is to outsource the call centers for his campaign to India in an effort to cut costs and prove he has what it takes to make the tough decisions on the economy.
"We don't have to pay volunteers to man the phones in the US." A GOP spokesman told Fox News "However we do have to heat the building and pay for food. Add to that the cost of the phone lines as well it all ads up. In India we pay the workers but not much so it works out cheaper. Plus we can run the calls alongside data which cuts the cost to 1c an hour."
Romney himself told the WSJ "What I am trying to do is show the American people that they need to adjust their expectations. We will create jobs but they have to compete with the rest of the world. When I am presedent it will be as cheap if not cheaper to run a call center in Brooklyn as it currently is to run one in Bombay."
The move to India has not been with out teething troubles. Over the last 24 hours 14,000 people living in Vancouver, Canada were cold called on behalf of Romney while 800 calls were made to people living in York, UK. Another call center worker would start by telling people "I am calling on behalf of the man who loves Big Bird."
Former GOP candidate Donald Trump was said to be angry at the move. He told the BBC "I wish Mitt would have consulted me before doing this. I own a large call center near Aberdeen, Scotland and would have been able to offer him a good deal."