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Those corporations that outsource our jobs and then try to sell products to us need to get heavily taxed. Put up taraffs, and make it ultimately cheaper to produce in the states verses outsource.
Originally posted by David9176
I don't care what side of the aisle you are on politically. We've got to come to terms with what is happening and decide what we are going to do about it as a country.
The largest American corporations have gone Transnational. American workers, UNION OR NOT, simply cannot compete with petty wages. Small businesses cannot compete with Transnational Corporations. American small business can be undercut by larger monopolistic companies that can use cheap labor and other ways to drive other small companies out of business. Until we find a way to resolve this problem, we will continue our decline.
So what are we going to do? What is the best path we can take? If there is no way to control the power of corporations in our own country....corporations that are global and really have no interest in our Constitution? Even though they simply aren't employing American workers anymore....they are still controlling our government...not to mention virtually ALL of our media.
Myself, I'm looking at the options...and none of them are easy.
1. We keep the status quo...and we all know what happens with that.
2. We cave to corporate power. We abolish minimum wage and most social programs. Eliminating social programs will erase most of our deficits (save for war and defense spending), which in turn we could lower taxes to entice more corporations to hire American workers. We could then hopefully compete with cheap labor overseas. Our quality of life will drastically lower and our country/way of life will drastically change, but it will save our economy. Quite frankly I hate this option....but it IS an option.
3. We fight. We increase tariffs on imports and lower taxes to small businesses....with no exemptions...whether they are an American based company or not. If an item is shipped to the US...there is a tax slapped on it...and much higher tax than the average 2 percent we now use. This would give American small businesses a chance to grow into larger companies...thus being able to hire more american workers and give them a decent wage and hopefully pull this country out of the gutter....and at the same time help curb our deficit. This will cause inflation...not by debt...but through taxes. Things will definitely cost more...but at the rate prices are inflating now this would be a better solution. If we take this path we'd be working to make ourselves more self efficient and we could begin to make our own strong, PURELY AMERICAN Large businesses. Basically...we start to rebuild....and with doing that we will make some countries upset with our actions of getting out of free trade agreements. This road is definitelly NOT easy...it will be tough. Our way of life will also have to change and sacrifices will have to be made.
Now, if anyone has a better option...please share...or if you have a criticism of anything I wrote...please share as well.
What do you think we should do?
(I do realize I have left out war spending...that's an entirely different pile of problems that i'm going to keep seperate from this...I'm mainly keeping this pertaining to jobs and our general economy.)
edit on 11-3-2011 by David9176 because: (no reason given)edit on 11-3-2011 by David9176 because: (no reason given)
Repeal N.A.F.T.A. Tariff tax the hell out of imports Abolish the federal reserve
Corporations here in the US are already importing engineers and other highly skilled workers.
Our economy has failed us how many times..? and you want to rebuild it ..why?