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View Poll Results: Would you take a 50% cut in salary to bring jobs back to America?
Yes 9 8.04%
No 103 91.96%
Voters: 112. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-08-2011, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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If I took a 50% pay cut I'd end up needing government assistance for food, healthcare, and etc.

How would that be productive?
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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I don't have a job but assuming I get a job that's the median salary for my intended major... no!

The median salary is around $60,000.

So let's say I'd end up making $30,000. That is not a lot of money to live on in the DC area, certainly not enough to also put away for retirement. If I went to college and worked my ass off for four years and employers considered $60,000/year to be what my labor is worth, why should I have to take a pay cut because someone else chose a job/career that could be easily taken away?
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:20 AM
 
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If I took a 50% pay cut I'd end up needing government assistance for food, healthcare, and etc.

How would that be productive?
That's what's happening to the airline industry.
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:20 AM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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I already did.
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:23 AM
 
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No, I have one of the other 50% of the jobs that did not leave the U.S..
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Old 05-08-2011, 08:33 AM
 
Location: deafened by howls of 'racism!!!'
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Wages for average Americans has stagnated for 20-25 years...


Back in the day when the economy was good for middle class Americans(50's-60's) CEOs made 30 to 40% of what the average American made...now CEOs make 600 to 700% of what the average American makes...

Do you think CEOs would cut their salaries in half ?
It should be 30-40X vs.today's 600-700X, rather than % in your example above..
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Old 05-08-2011, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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But if we cut salaries enough we will be able to compete with Zimbabwe and North Korea for those Slave Labor jobs. Isn't that the Koch/GOP Agenda
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Old 05-08-2011, 09:42 AM
 
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If you are a governmet worker you should consider that or be fired.
Private sector can do what it wants since it doesn't use taxpayer dollars.
Ah, jealousy raises its ugly head again.

If you haven't worked for the gov't., you don't what you are talking about.
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Old 05-08-2011, 09:43 AM
 
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Bringing jobs back to the American people would increase wages for us. The whole reason they exported our jobs was for the cheap labor. Bringing them back would only be a plus for everyone.
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Old 05-08-2011, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Inland Levy County, FL
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How would that bring jobs back?
Yeah, I don't get it either. Bad spinoff.
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