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PRINCETON, N.J. -- Americans see large U.S. companies as having a more positive effect overseas than they do domestically. While 66% of Americans believe that large U.S. companies do a good job creating good jobs for citizens in other countries where they do business, far fewer, 43%, say the companies do a good job of creating jobs for Americans.
Americans in general have a less-than-stellar image of "big business," with just 22% in previous polls saying they have "a great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in big business. This is one of the lowest confidence ratings of any of the institutions Gallup has tested. Americans' poor ratings of the effectiveness of large U.S. companies in creating U.S. jobs could be one of the underlying reasons for this overall negative image.
Americans do seem to recognize that large U.S. companies contribute in some areas. Americans are most positive about large companies' ability to create important new products and technologies. But the other two areas in which the majority of Americans give large companies "good" ratings both have to do with their contributions overseas: creating jobs for citizens of other countries and creating better lives for people in communities outside the U.S. where U.S. companies do business. These are the only three issues of the eight tested on which more than half of Americans rate the job that large U.S. companies are doing as "good."
Its easy to see that tax breaks for the rich from Nixon, Reagan, and Bush have ultimately lead to deficit spending, while the right will blame it on social or entitlement programs. But economic stagnation with the poorer classes insure the need for so called entitlement programs and most of these programs are geared towards big business with tax brakes or subsidies for employees.
originally posted by: LDragonFire
a reply to: seeker1963
I no longer support any party. Obama didn't cut taxes for the rich they just extended the Bush tax cuts and congress along with Obama made some of bush tax cuts permanent. Obviously elitist policies that hurt America .