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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, 01:55 PM
 
Location: NJ
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How would me taking a 50% paycut translate to bringing jobs back to America? All that money wouldn't even pay the CEO's bonus for one year.

A ritual dance that involved chicken blood and fish parts would be more effective at bring jobs back to America. The bastion of socialism, the current NJ teacher's assoc even refused a temporary 1% cut to save the jobs of fellow union members.

Jobs went away due to tak breaks. Puerto Rico became pharma manufacturing central with government encouragement and tax advantages.

Unions drove jobs away. Ask Boeing.

All the tech jobs transferred to India have met with disaster. Medical review and codiing required a BS or BSN degree here and in India just a few months in a technical school. Tough to admit defeat when the company's golden boy declares India is a success. Stay away from that new drug for three years until the sample population grows and all adverse events are discovered.

Disasterously incompetent management has further dampened success and led to offshore cheap labor as a compensatory solution. The real problem is huge companies like some Pharma orgs have no visionaries in management and those losers pick people like themselves which results in an evolutionary regression.

political correctness has driven a stake in the heart of business making poor performers hang around like the proverbial albatross around the necks of co-workers and managers.
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Old 05-08-2011, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Ba ha ha! Four people thus far voted YES. Insane!
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Old 05-08-2011, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Would you take a 50% cut in salary to bring jobs back to America?
Would you watch Harry Potter continuously for the rest of your life to bring back jobs to America?
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Old 05-08-2011, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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Why is that? I am a government employee whose job supports the military. I earn my pay if not more. Why should I be forced to live in poverty?
Because the top 1% now controls only 50% of the wealth, they need more so they can continue trickling down on you
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Old 05-09-2011, 04:59 AM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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During times of natural disaster there are laws against profiteering or gouging. I believe a case could be made that we are in a national emergency and checks could be imposed on corporations who have offshored their businesses. The only problem is that it would involve the Gov't on a grand scale and once the Gov't has power it rarely lets it go and also fumbles with that power.

Considerable tax break for Made in the USA based on how critical the job is for the U.S. populace. U.S. companies do not need to terminate their manufacturing in China as there is a growing internal market in the foreign host market. GM is an example. Again note why German and Japanese companies established factories in the U.S.

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Old 05-09-2011, 05:28 AM
 
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Can't take a 50% cut unless minimum wage is repealed.
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Old 05-09-2011, 08:35 AM
 
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I got a call yesteday from someone who was trying to peddle a prodcut on me...as soon as I heard her voice, I knew she was from overseas, plus you could hear everyone else in the background reading the same script....instead of hanging up, I let her finish her spill and then I asked her, "are you calling from India or Pakistan? She was silent, then said India....I told her that job probably used to belong to someone here in America, but she had now because they are probably paying her and her friends $1.00 an hour......

I told her to take me off her call list and hung up on her azz
I like to tell them I'm interested and to hold on just a second, I'll be able to talk to them.
Put the phone down and see how long they wait.
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Old 05-09-2011, 09:11 AM
 
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If we all took a 100 percent pay cut, could we get twice as many jobs back?
LOL...great question.
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Old 05-09-2011, 09:13 AM
 
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Would you take a 50% cut in salary to bring jobs back to America?
Why should any Americans take a pay cut at all? These corporations that offshored weren't losing money in the first place. They only left because no amount of money is ever enough profit.
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Old 05-09-2011, 09:14 AM
 
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most government WORKERS are paid less than their civilian counter parts

on the other hand government upper managmnet is paid higher
Another LIE - add in all the benefits, and they're at twice was a private sector worker earns.
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