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Ron Paul to Congress: If Debt Is the Problem, Why Do You Want More of It?

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posted on Jul, 26 2011 @ 02:59 PM
reply to post by incrediblelousminds

All you need to 'protect US jobs' is have Americans who are willing to buy US-made products. As it stands, most americans would rather buy from some slave owner in china than buy a fairy priced product made by their neighbor. Which is how we got here in the first place.If americans prioritized their spending on local products, there would be no need for international trade agreements, tariffs, etc.

I buy from local business, direct if possible. I also buy used as much as possible.

How about taking up "BUY American " with Obama. His new head of Council on Jobs and Competitiveness... General Electric CEO Jeffery Immelt... spoke out against the proposed “buy American” provision...."

...current White House occupant Barack Obama has reshuffled his staff, bringing in a trio of free trade advocates who could spearhead the passage of the South Korea trade agreement. head of the National Economic Council, Obama brought in Gene Sperling, who held the same position in the Clinton administration. ...Chief of Staff.... the president brought in the former mayor's brother, William Daley, a former Clinton administration official and banker. And to top it off, General Electric CEO Jeffery Immelt was tapped to lead a newly created Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.

...“You would have difficulty finding a company that has outsourced more jobs and closed more American factories than GE,” Scott Paul, Executive Director of the Alliance for American Manufacturing writes. “While they have slashed their American workforce to fewer than 150,000, GE has dramatically expanded its global presence, now employing over 300,000 workers worldwide.”

In the past, Immelt was a vocal supporter for China’s entry into the World Trade Organization. He also spoke out against the proposed “buy American” provision.

Immelt, Daley and Sperling certainly do not represent the “change” the president was fond of referring to in 2008. In fact, all three represent more of the same - failed trade policies that result in the loss of millions of jobs.

So much for the "Hero of US Labor Unions"

posted on Jul, 26 2011 @ 03:37 PM

Originally posted by dubiousone

Originally posted by 90gsx
reply to post by Scytherius

The wealthy people are our employers, they create jobs. The more revenue the goverment takes from employers, the less jobs they can create.

The government is the problem not the solution

MMMM! That be some good kool-aid!

2nd line.

That is lumping the rotten apples in with the good. It is more complicated than that.

The Banksters and International Corporate cartels are intent on screwing us not employing us.. See my post for an example of the latest screw job.

Increasingly our jobs are come from the "little guys" - small business. Small firms employ just over half the private sector employees, produced 64 percent of net new jobs over the past 15 years, produced 30.2 percent in dollar value of exports and produce 13 times more patents per employee than large firms. link

Who are the small business people??? Your neighbors with a bit of money saved up.

Often, they are like me. They hit their forties and became "Too Expensive" and were replaced by younger/foreign employees. Once six months passes without finding a new job they are considered "Unemployable" by the big corporations. (Discrimination laws are different for the older worker and are not worth the paper they are written on - Employment law 101)

At this point older workers can either try finding a job with a small firm or start a small business.

To further complicate matters Tax Code changes were made in the nineties to "Protect the contract worker" In reality this shut the door in the face of one man consulting firms. (Hubby) Now Kelly temp, third largest US employer, provides the contracting services and rakes at least two thirds or more of the compensation off the top. Consultants who had earned $60 to $100 an hour in the early nineties suddenly find they can now get only $20 to $30 an hour AND get no deductions they can write off their taxes because they are "employees" not contractors. Today companies DARE NOT hire them except through a Temp service like Kelly. (plenty of experience)

Go to a large flea market some time. I bet you will find the American sellers are mostly over 45 years of age. Talk to them and you will find they are out of work engineers and other white color workers with college degrees.

THIS IS THE GROUP targeted for an increase in tax. Not the wealthy who hide their money in trusts and foundations and not the international corporations who use accounting games to transfer profits to a tax friendly country like Mexico.

It is the older two income white collar workers just before they get the boot!

Did you really think the Corporate/Banker controlled Congress would allow laws that increase THEIR taxes????

posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 09:07 AM

Originally posted by crimvelvet
reply to post by RUSSO

I want to make one comment. The words "Free Market" DO NOT mean "Free Trade" as in WTO, NAFTA CAFTA .....

Free market means the mega corporations do not get to write laws that place the little guy at a major disadvantage as has been happening with increasing regularity.

Uh, a free market implies free trade, as in not subsizing or interfering with a business's decisions to import or export.
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