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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 05-07-2011, 05:01 PM
 
Location: 3rd rock from the sun
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Would you take a 50% cut in salary to bring jobs back to America?
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Old 05-07-2011, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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Absolutely not.
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Old 05-07-2011, 05:09 PM
 
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No. I would however support a 50% cut in taxes and regulatory fees.
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Old 05-07-2011, 05:09 PM
 
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Would you take a 50% cut in salary to bring jobs back to America?
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.
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Old 05-07-2011, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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If you are a governmet worker you should consider that or be fired.
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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?
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Old 05-07-2011, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Land of debt and Corruption
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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?
'Earn' is a relative term.
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Old 05-07-2011, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Would you take a 50% cut in salary to bring jobs back to America?
How would that bring jobs back?
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Old 05-07-2011, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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Would you take a 50% cut in salary to bring jobs back to America?
If we all took a 100 percent pay cut, could we get twice as many jobs back?
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Old 05-07-2011, 10:34 PM
 
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Tell the big corporations to stop outsourcing and then you will see jobs return.

And while you are at it, tell them [Corporations] to stop paying politicians to vote on pro-illegal alien measures. Less illegals = higher wages, and more jobs. Take the construction industry for example, in many states that work used to pay ~$20 a hour, which would be good pay even today. But wages in that field are hitting rock bottom due to illegals being paid peanuts to do it.
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Old 05-07-2011, 10:38 PM
 
Location: it depends
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Default The question is framed wrong:

If each of us were willing to work for the market value of our labor, we would have a lot more jobs. Too many of us expect to be paid more than we are worth, or work under union contracts that mandate above-market wages.

Some of us would get massive reductions if we were paid what we are worth, but not me--my customers already pay me what I am worth. Most of us ought to be figuring out how we could be of more value to the rest of us.
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