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originally posted by: beezzer
a reply to: crazyewok
Like stated previously, Ireland is providing tax incentives for new businesses.
Why can't the US do the same thing?
Don't punish business with higher taxes.
Bring industry BACK to the US so we can stop being a service-based economy and can go back to being a manufacturer-based economy.
originally posted by: beezzer
Let's all concentrate on the poor woman who had to work 4 minimum wage jobs.
Let's all focus on the debate about how low minimum wages are.
Let's all ignore the fact that America's worker base is service-related.
Let's all ignore the fact that America's creative manufacturing base has been wiped out.
Let's focus on minimum wage industry and ignore supporting, endorsing, creating professions like medicine, engineering, production, manufacturing, construction, architecture, science, etc.
We have a president and congress soiling themselves over minimum wage and they are purposefully ignoring the fact that in a service industry, you can't raise wages unless you raise the cost of service!
They are ignoring America's weakening educational levels, America's poor professional levels.
Forget having more scientists or engineers!
Let's raise the effing minimum wage to 50 effing dollars an hour!
I'm not the sharpest bowling ball in the drawer, but even I can see this is going the wrong way!
originally posted by: Willtell
Social security IS NOT THE PROBLEM people.
Don’t be sidetracked by ignorance.
Social security is the retirement plan for most Americans, whether we like it or not.
And a disability plan for the disabled
It was here when the economy in the 50’s and 60’s was roaring away.
It has NOTHING to do with the economy going bad
The problem with the economy is the US trade policy that has sent manufacturing jobs out of the country and makes us compete with slave wages internationally
Also the Tax issue is paramount because the rich and super rich are getting away with murder because Reagan cut their taxes so much in the 80’s
Then there is the anti union issue which has caused many problems such as lowering wages and benefits
Also we need a huge investment in the infrastructure that the GOP congress is constantly stopping
All of this is pre-planned to make America descend into austerity
When and if we have a GOP congress and senate and president again the US will be near total destruction
The company said in January it plans to open about 400 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in the U.S., with 15% to 20% in new markets such as California, Colorado and Texas. In the latest period, the company opened 309 new restaurants around the globe.
Dunkin' reported a profit of $42.1 million, or 39 cents a share, up from $34.3 million, or 32 cents a share, a year earlier. Excluding costs related to an increase of shares outstanding, earnings rose to 43 cents from 34 cents.
Revenue jumped 13% to $183.2 million.
originally posted by: Bilk22
The world has always been a "sad place". Just read history. We now have the internet, so we just hear about it sooner.
originally posted by: proob4
It's a sad, sad world today!
originally posted by: sheepslayer247
a reply to: beezzer
I say that we need to start by reverting back to our original corporate charter system. If the corporation does not adhere to very strict regulations, we pull the charter. If they cannot provide decent jobs and their employees are forced to ask for government assistance, they are not doing us any good and we pull their charter.
Then we look at ways to lower taxes. This begins by pulling our troops back home and we stop this meaningless perpetual war. We legalize drugs, opting for medical treatment for addicts instead of incarceration. This will relieve a huge burden on our prison systems and we must not allow states to pass minimum population requirements.
Continuing on the tax issue, we stop subsidizing certain crops and quit diluting our gasoline with ethanol. We allow the market to work freely through supply and demand and we don't pay farmers to not grow crops. We stop all foreign aid and we stop giving tax breaks to business'. If the taxes are low, there is no reason they cannot pay their fair share right along with the citizens.
And then we break up the central banking system. Allow banks to operate as a business and compete with each other by having good prices for their services and low rates for loans.
Finally, we stop paying the salaries of retired presidents and congressmen. They are supposed to be public servants and do not need to be paid for the rest of their life. That's not public service, that's welfare.
ETA: Based on a previous comment by another member, I believe we should not allow lobbyists in DC. This is supposed to be a government for the people and by the people. By allowing lobbyists to pressure our reps and corporations to donate to campaign funds and PAC's, we are allowing OUR representatives to be bought by the big money interests and will work to pass legislation that benefits them.....not the people they are supposed to represent.