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    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Haymarket believes that all wealth belongs to the government first and those who are "given" more wealth by the "Government" have a duty to pay as much as the government decrees and that decree is "fair"

    Yes, I believe that, and that it is not just haymarket, but many liberals today. Yet, how loud are the screams when successful businesses leave the country for cheaper labor, and less taxation overseas, and blame it on greed of the top of that particular company instead of looking at the real reasons they are leaving in the first place.


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    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Yes, I believe that, and that it is not just haymarket, but many liberals today. Yet, how loud are the screams when successful businesses leave the country for cheaper labor, and less taxation overseas, and blame it on greed of the top of that particular company instead of looking at the real reasons they are leaving in the first place.


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    Dude, regardless of taxes, what motivates them to keep manufacturing jobs here AT ALL!

    Are you seriously suggesting that Americans and America will be just fine, if we got rid of all labour laws and wage laws and let people work again for $1 Dollar an hour.

    Part of the reason that America became so prosperous was precisely because they had such a huge middle class because of Labour laws and wage laws and finally in the 90's and 2000's it became more financially viable to move overseas fair enough.

    But again, should we scrap all these protections?

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    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

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    Dude, regardless of taxes, what motivates them to keep manufacturing jobs here AT ALL!

    Are you seriously suggesting that Americans and America will be just fine, if we got rid of all labour laws and wage laws and let people work again for $1 Dollar an hour.

    Part of the reason that America became so prosperous was precisely because they had such a huge middle class because of Labour laws and wage laws and finally in the 90's and 2000's it became more financially viable to move overseas fair enough.

    But again, should we scrap all these protections?

    You are taking it to the extreme. I said nothing about making wages $1, that is your hyperbole. We can do things with corp tax rates that make it viable for companies to stay here and be competitive. But instead of looking for these solutions, too often liberals in the argument take much your tact in responding which is an all or nothing approach.

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    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    You are taking it to the extreme. I said nothing about making wages $1, that is your hyperbole. We can do things with corp tax rates that make it viable for companies to stay here and be competitive. But instead of looking for these solutions, too often liberals in the argument take much your tact in responding which is an all or nothing approach.

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    Dude, it's simply not possible. There's no way you can keep things competitive enough to keep manufacturing jobs here in the US or Canada. It's simply not a viable career anymore. The sooner we realise that, the sooner we can have people trained to do different jobs, and not have some of the old manufacturing towns I see here in Ontario that are messed up cause no one's in that field anymore and they didn't know how to do anything else.

    No corporate tax rate is gonna change the fact that in China, or Vietnam or El Salvador, there's fewer labour laws, fewer restrictions on work hours and wages, and the ability to hire tons more people to produce more.

    In America and Canada and the western world in general, we have an expectation of what we should get for doing a certain job, in essense we're a pain in the ass.

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    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Haymarket believes that all wealth belongs to the government first and those who are "given" more wealth by the "Government" have a duty to pay as much as the government decrees and that decree is "fair"
    That is an outright lie and slander. I would ask you to either reprint my words saying just that or print a retraction or apology but I know I am wasting my time.
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    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Yes, I believe that, and that it is not just haymarket, but many liberals today. Yet, how loud are the screams when successful businesses leave the country for cheaper labor, and less taxation overseas, and blame it on greed of the top of that particular company instead of looking at the real reasons they are leaving in the first place.


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    If you want to believe that about me then please join in with Turtle and search for the statement from me where I said that please. What it seems both of you want to do is the typical tactic of turning someone's ideas into a frankenstein monster version of it, a perversion or it, and twisted and misshapen interpretation which is neither accurate nor fair simply because you are unable to deal with the subtleties of the real truth. It happens so often here that many simply accept it as normal discourse. I will not accept it.

    and btw j-mac - I have no desire to attempt to prohibit or stop an American businessman turning his back on his nation and taking his plant to a foreign nation to make things cheaper. If he or she is not bothered by an act of economic treason and can live with themselves for such an action , then that is on them. What I do have a problem with is a stupid nation which stands by like a eunuch in a whore house and watches them do this and then allows them to bring back their cheaply made junk and sell it in American stores. Its unfortunate that the US Constitution does not allow Congress the power to tax such products. Maybe we need a Constitutional Amendment in this regard.
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    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Good for the Republicans.......Unemployment is tax payer money and is not a bottomless pit....This **** has been going on for 2 years.....Maybe some of these free loaders will get off their lazy ass and get a job now...............
    It's the freeloaders fault that unemployment is at levels that are close to double regular levels.
    It has not a damn thing to do with the global economic problems---just those damn freeloaders. If they would just go get a damn job.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    You are taking it to the extreme. I said nothing about making wages $1, that is your hyperbole. We can do things with corp tax rates that make it viable for companies to stay here and be competitive. But instead of looking for these solutions, too often liberals in the argument take much your tact in responding which is an all or nothing approach.

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    Sorry, J-Mac. There's nothing we can do to keep manufacturing jobs in the U.S. unless we put our Constitution aside. No way can companies be incentivized to pay American wages when they can go to Third World countries and pay pennies.

    There's probably more information available for Nike than any other company in the U.S. Here are some stats:

    Indonesian workers make $2.46 a day
    Vietnamese workers make $l.60 a day
    Chinese workers make $1.75 a day
    You pay over $100 for shoes that cost less than five dollars to make.


    That's where Nike production facilities are located....in Third World countries where it is illegal for workers to organize and collectively bargain for better wages.

    - During the 1970's, most Nike shoes were made in South Korea and Taiwan. When workers there gained new freedom to organize and wages began to rise, Nike looked for "greener pastures." It found them in Indonesia, China and most recently Vietnam - countries with no protective labor laws, endless supplies of cheap labor, and authoritarian leaders who outlaw independent labor unions.
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    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    But we do not have to then let them ship those goods back here and sell them to the same people that they committed acts of economic treason against.

    The Constitution already speaks to that.
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    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    But we do not have to then let them ship those goods back here and sell them to the same people that they committed acts of economic treason against.

    The Constitution already speaks to that.
    What you are proposing is a trade war that will affect U.S. Companies that export goods and services to other countries. Not sure you are thinking clearly here.

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