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Old 09-06-2011, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Kirdik View Post
That'd make capital flee the country even faster.
Just seize it. See Putin for details.

Old 09-06-2011, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Kirdik View Post
Do you think unions might have something to do with this?

NO...Technology and Project Management jobs in many cases are NOT Union. This is a HUGE excuse. India is one of the largest recipients of U.S jobs, China is next. Don't be fooled into believing only manufacturing and mid level jobs are getting shipped out of the U.S.
Old 09-06-2011, 07:22 PM
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They aren't coming back. Things move in one direction for Corporations and the people who run them: up. Doesn't matter how. Doesn't matter how underhanded or shady. Doesn't matter how much they have. Doesn't matter how little people have, even if some of those people work for that company, and ultimately are the ones who do the work and increase productivity.

Once the door is opened, it never closes. Lower taxes all you want. The jobs will stay overseas. What reason do the people who run these big Corporations have to bring the jobs back? You really think the guys who are multi-millionaires, but continue to give themselves huge bonuses in the millions, care about this country? They cut corners, have skeleton crews, and put in the smallest effort possible, and where does that money go? To them. It's more money in their pockets, and that's all that matters for these people. God forbid they pay their employees better or use it to expand and provide jobs, or to create an easier work environment. They don't even think about it. They think about that next dollar, and they will step on anyone they need to, in order to get to it...
Old 09-06-2011, 07:22 PM
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Corporations are sitting on record piles of cash. I fail to see how conservatives think giving them more tax cuts will help spur growth. Corporations need more demand from consumers, not more coddling from conservatives.
Old 09-06-2011, 07:24 PM
Location: Hoboken
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Originally Posted by freefall View Post
The corporations already create plenty of jobs, overseas.
Lol, so the unions can strike them, the government over regulate and tax them. I am sure they are anxious to bring the jobs back.
Old 09-06-2011, 08:15 PM
Location: Sarasota, FL
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I worked for a US Corporation that began moving jobs overseas back in the 60's - before it became a common thing to do. Maybe half or more of their manufacturing & R&D is done overseas. The main reason was LOW WAGES. Until our economy gets so bad that people will accept 50 cent an hour wages, they are not bringing the jobs back here.
There were also other "strategic" reasons for being overseas - many customers in foreign countries wanted local sourcing. Yet another reason why those plants & jobs will not come back to the US.
Old 09-06-2011, 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by WestCobb View Post
Just seize it. See Putin for details.
So you'd prefer to live in a tyranny?
Old 09-06-2011, 09:01 PM
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Originally Posted by freefall View Post
The corporations already create plenty of jobs, overseas.
I think if you brought back all the jobs they sent overseas to China and India, we would be at about 4% unemployment. The more tax breaks we throw at the corporations, the more they outsource. We should start penalizing them for each job they outsource.
Old 09-06-2011, 09:09 PM
Location: Barrington, IL area
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The incentive should be: Tax breaks to companies who create/bring back jobs in the US, no tax breaks to those who don't.
Old 09-06-2011, 10:30 PM
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Originally Posted by gramirez2012 View Post
The incentive should be: Tax breaks to companies who create/bring back jobs in the US, no tax breaks to those who don't.
While that sounds good, it is still more cost-effective to outsource and accept low wages than to accept the tax breaks. Point being, they would have to be some pretty big incentives to bring jobs back... Bigger than I think the federal government could afford to do.
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