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Eating America's Seed Corn

tex1952 Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 11:18 AM
What Mr. Hansen described is most definately true. supercarp; Two reasons the jobs left: 1. Good business moves for corporations = cheaper labor,taxes,raw materials. Much lower CORPORATE taxes was the big carrot. U.S. has highest corporate taxes in the world, causative by Congress' greed. 2. Greed and an "I don't give a sh$$ whether it damages the country" attitude by the CEOs' and Directors of the Corporations who moved operations out of country.
The Teleprompter Speaks Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 2:32 PM
tex, when something adds to the cost of business in the USA, the natural thing to do is to move the business somewhere else. Reduce corporate taxes, cut the red tape and sensibly cut regulation and you'll see more manufacturing jobs here.

Start by cancelling ObamaCare. Then Dodd-Frank, the Sarbanes-Oxley and get somebody sensible in charge of the EPA while scaling it back.
Michael3116 Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 12:33 PM
CEO's are responsible to their stock holders to maintain the value of their stock. To do that you must keep your costs down.
Troglodite Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 11:53 AM
There's another aspect to this. So-called "cost of government day," when we are finally finished paying taxes (including corporate taxes) and the cost of mandates, comes in August--about two-thirds of the way through the year. (A month or two into the year would be reasonable.) This cost is embedded in the cost of everything useful that is produced or done in the country. That, in my view, is the reason that so much production is either leaving or is not starting here in the first place.

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