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Old 01-12-2012, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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Originally Posted by Wayland Woman
It's about time the CEO's of American companies remember they are American citizens who owe this country something in our time of need.
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NO ONE is owed ANYTHING in america, you EARN it..
The only duty corporations have is to maximize profits for shareholders. That's why the government makes the rules of the road. There would be nothing wrong with the government slapping a tariff on foreign made products from U.S. companies to provide an incentive to move those jobs back.

That's what China does successfully. If you want it sold here, make it here.

 
Old 01-12-2012, 09:09 AM
 
Location: FL
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I don't get it. The republicans complain because of all the unemployment and think they are just lazy. Now that some jobs maybe coming back they complain because the salaries aren't as high as they were. Maybe, just maybe it will beat working at McDonald's for minimum wage and trying to feed a family on that if you are so lucky to get the job in McDonald's.
 
Old 01-12-2012, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Florida
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What did they actually do, though? "Pushing" means nothing to me.
A lot of companies are ALREADY bringing jobs back to US for various reasons (so much for the 'anti-business environment' argument'), but the White House wants to speed up the process by proposing tax breaks for companise who do it.

This is a quote:

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Obama plans to propose “in the next few weeks” a series of new tax breaks for companies to help accelerate the return of jobs to the U.S. and end special tax treatment for those that ship work overseas. Neither he nor administration officials offered further details.

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Old 01-12-2012, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Originally Posted by HappyTexan View Post
The Progressives must be very happy that the WH is going forward bypassing Congress on issues and programs.

Pelosi's quote rings true once again....

"Whatever it takes".
What do you mean "bypassing Congress"? They will propose a bill, and it will go through Congress, and no doubt the opponents will do all in their power to make sure it fails, but I think this is something both parties should support. Wouldn't you agree?
 
Old 01-12-2012, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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We have a few reasons why people are upset with both houses of congress. People are still fuming about the way Pelosi/Reid rammed legislation down our throats during Obama's first two years. The whole, "We need to pass it to see what's in it" mentality is still raw in the minds of the people. Now we have over the top partisanship, and ignorant political posturing by both sides, and nothing gets done since Reid kills anything sent to him by the congress.
On one side, you hate what they did (because they were democrats). And on the other, you like what your side doing it (because they are republicans).

Now only if Americans grew up and recognized the real problem.
 
Old 01-12-2012, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I don't get it. The republicans complain because of all the unemployment and think they are just lazy. Now that some jobs maybe coming back they complain because the salaries aren't as high as they were. Maybe, just maybe it will beat working at McDonald's for minimum wage and trying to feed a family on that if you are so lucky to get the job in McDonald's.
Did you read that NYT article on the auto mfg return to the US and lower salaries ? I don't think it was Republicans complaining in that article.
 
Old 01-12-2012, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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When the government initiates countervailing tariffs to eliminate the difference on costs due to low wages, lax environmental standards and government subsidy I will believe it. Providing tax breaks to the wrong people is a poor method of increasing industrial employment. We need higher tariffs and higher taxes.
 
Old 01-12-2012, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth Texas
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Originally Posted by Finn_Jarber View Post
This is something both parties surely agree upon, The WH will provide incentives for companies to bring the jobs back on US soil.

US companies begin insourcing jobs from China, Japan & Mexico; India could be next - The Economic Times

WASHINGTON: American companies are now moving jobs back from countries like China, Japan and Mexico and India could be next as the White House will soon announce incentives for bringing employment to the country.

According to the information released by the White House, several top American companies have already started moving their jobs from overseas and the process is likely to gain momentum in the coming months once the new policy is announced.

For instance, auto major Fords, instead of adding production for the Fusion model in Mexico, plans to bring that additional work to its Flat Rock plant in Michigan. Ford incidentally has a considerably big presence in India.
Do some people call these tax breaks and incentives corporate welfare?
 
Old 01-12-2012, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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What do you mean "bypassing Congress"? They will propose a bill, and it will go through Congress, and no doubt the opponents will do all in their power to make sure it fails, but I think this is something both parties should support. Wouldn't you agree?
There's been no bill for the summer job program and that involves government paid positions. That's a done deal and Congress was not involved.

I don't think the government needs to pay companies to come back.
They are already doing that because labor costs/oil is cutting their profits.

At what point do you stop the corporate welfare ?
 
Old 01-12-2012, 10:02 AM
 
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I don't get it. The republicans complain because of all the unemployment and think they are just lazy. Now that some jobs maybe coming back they complain because the salaries aren't as high as they were. Maybe, just maybe it will beat working at McDonald's for minimum wage and trying to feed a family on that if you are so lucky to get the job in McDonald's.
If someone has a family and yet the best they are qualified for is working for minimum wage at McDonalds, then something is very, very wrong.
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