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Old 10-06-2011, 10:47 AM
 
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"I thought the president in his job speech would tell how the country could make a comeback. Instead, he told how he could make a comeback. President Obama kicked off his re-election campaign, a la Harry Truman, blaming a "do nothing Congress" for not passing his jobs bill.

Our country's problem is not primarily economic. It's political. Globalization is a competition among nations to attract investment and production as each nation builds its economy. But the United States is not competing, not building its economy. Corporate America, the principal entity to create jobs, is offshoring jobs faster than we can create them.

The job for the president and Congress is to have Corporate America create jobs in America. We must return to our roots.In his first message to the Congress, George Washington emphasized manufacturing to build the nation's economy. And the United States built its manufacturing and economy on protective tariffs. We didn't pass the income tax until 1913. "

"Today, everyone thinks the trouble in Washington is: "They can't compromise; they can't agree."
On the contrary, our problem is what the president and all in Congress agree upon."

"The nation's lobbyists are quartered in Washington, and the president and Congress raise campaign money morning, noon and night. Their biggest contributors, Wall Street, the big banks and Corporate America, want to keep the offshore profits flowing.

Wall Street and the financial elite love the tax break that prompts offshore production and jobs and make sure that nothing is done to disturb the subsidy to get rid of jobs in the United States. So nothing gets done.

The president and Congress continue to subsidize "getting rid of jobs" as they all exclaim that their principal goal is to create jobs.

Not a single member of the 535-member Congress will introduce a bill to repeal the subsidy, and President Obama didn't mention the subsidy in his job speech to the Congress.

I keep waiting to hear him call for a repeal as he campaigns around the country. The president and all in Congress agree on creating jobs -- in China. They get money for that. "


-Fritz Hollings

The Post and Courier - Washington is killing, not creating, jobs: Printer-friendly version - Charleston SC - postandcourier.com
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:59 AM
 
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Our country's problem is not primarily economic. It's political. Globalization is a competition among nations to attract investment and production as each nation builds its economy. But the United States is not competing, not building its economy. Corporate America, the principal entity to create jobs, is offshoring jobs faster than we can create them.

The job for the president and Congress is to have Corporate America create jobs in America. We must return to our roots.In his first message to the Congress, George Washington emphasized manufacturing to build the nation's economy. And the United States built its manufacturing and economy on protective tariffs. We didn't pass the income tax until 1913. "

"Today, everyone thinks the trouble in Washington is: "They can't compromise; they can't agree."
On the contrary, our problem is what the president and all in Congress agree upon."
I agree with him, our president is only concerned with his green energy agenda, and feeding his corporate and political cronies as many billions of our borrowed taxpayer dollars as is humanly possible.

If he did care about the nation's economy, he would help lower energy costs, the life blood of any economy, instead, he and his Energy Sec have publicly stated they want to increase energy costs, and 0bama and his administration are doing their damnedest to increase the costs of oil, natural gas and coal production.

Every other country is trying to improve their economies, and make their industries more competitive in the global market, but that is not the goal of this president.
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:00 AM
 
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"Our country's problem is not primarily economic. It's political."
And this entire article is about being political.
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:34 AM
 
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And this entire article is about being political.

Given that the main point is that the current politics are the issue, it follows that he would write about politics.
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