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whargarblgobbler Wrote: Jul 18, 2012 9:42 AM
Hm. You're right! The idea of clinical trials being faked is TOTALLY far-fetched. See: http://www.americanbar.org/newsletter/publications/aba_health_esource_home/Rusczek.html And pharmaceutical companies never ever shy away from admitting wrong-doing marketing drugs. EVER: http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2009pres/09/20090902a.html It's just a whole lot of pesky regulations getting in the way!
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whargarblgobbler Wrote: Jul 18, 2012 9:24 AM
"Create a business climate in which it makes economic sense to do business here" means WHAT exactly? That answer, without any specifics, says absolutely NOTHING. Here's some economics for you: no business hires on the basis of TAXES. Businesses hire on the basis of DEMAND. If there's a market for product, more workers will be hired to fill that demand, regardless of taxes. In fact, no one turns down more revenue because they have to pay more tax. Have you ever turned down a job/raise because the salary they would pay you would involve higher taxes?
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whargarblgobbler Wrote: Jul 18, 2012 9:17 AM
This is true.
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whargarblgobbler Wrote: Jul 18, 2012 9:16 AM
You must live in the world of "corporations always put worker/product/consumer safety first." I visited that place once.
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whargarblgobbler Wrote: Jul 18, 2012 9:10 AM
Then get rid of worker safety laws. Get rid of product safety laws. Get rid of the 8-hour workday rule. Get rid of child labor laws. Get rid of licensing restrictions. Get rid of building permits. These are all regulations against which we compete. These are all regulations that fetter our markets. As long as these stay in place, our markets will never truly be free.
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whargarblgobbler Wrote: Jul 18, 2012 9:07 AM
Google is your friend, inkling: http://www.smtc.com/en/aboutsmtc/companyprofile/default.aspx It's pretty lazy of you to post your incredulity without having even looked up the company mentioned. Btw, how would you propose to get businesses to start bringing those jobs back to the US, considering the single biggest expense for any business is worker salary (that's EXCLUDING health benefits)? Should workers here be paid less than those in other countries like, say, Mexico? China? India? Indonesia?
Ya know, I'd rather just see employer health plans disappear. Then businesses wouldn't have to worry about paying into those plans. Then, under the individual mandate, everyone could become the primary customer, thus making insurance companies answerable to them wrt to quality of care and service. So how many are up for that?
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whargarblgobbler Wrote: Jul 18, 2012 8:31 AM
Because YOU wouldn't whine and cry if the temperature in the sweatshop were above 68 degrees, you were paid 8 cents an item and had to meet daily quotas under threat of termination while using non-ergonomically designed equipment 7 days a week, 12 hours a day, with no sick time, vacation, health insurance, family medical leave, or recourse against adverse work conditions or managerial harassment. Btw, the 12-year old working next to you is twice as fast as you and eats less so his break is shorter. Yah, unions suck.
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whargarblgobbler Wrote: Jul 18, 2012 8:25 AM
And conservatives are poopie-heads, so nyah. See? 4th grade epithets are totally constructive and address arguments incisively!
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whargarblgobbler Wrote: Jul 18, 2012 8:22 AM
So you're totally okay with jobs going overseas, right? And you're totally okay with jobs being shed in the interest of a company's bottom line, right? Even if the bottom line is actually that of an investment company, like, say, Bain Capital? What if that were YOUR job? Additionally, if it's SO ok to send jobs overseas in a competitive market, why is a fave talking point of conservatives the idea that we need to bring jobs back to the US? And what exactly do you imagine would be the best way to do that while maintaining what is the US's famously high standard of living?
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