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    Re: 3M chief warns Obama over business regulation

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Mcdonald's?

    Everything else is owned by the workers collectives

    I produce worker collective agricultural chemicals designed to be used on worker's collective farms, which are sold at worker collective stores
    Actually the "Beer Store".

    The only privately owned company in Canada, about 40 square feet of beer in Toronto.

    Everything else in the country is government owned, and the gulags are starting to overflow.

    Will keep you posted...

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    Re: 3M chief warns Obama over business regulation

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    I know!

    Do you know I work at the ONLY private company in the whole of Canada?
    Do you have room for 3M?

    .........Obama and the Democrats could create thousands of jobs in Canada.....so you got that going for you.
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    Re: 3M chief warns Obama over business regulation

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    That bolded part... is where I stopped reading.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    So you're going to try tp prove that Zimbabwe, is more business friendly then America...Good luck...
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    *sigh* I'm afraid he's a lost cause Spock...
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    It's official, talking to you is simply for the lulz. THE LAST AMERICAN BUSINESS! Are you for real?
    So you think in your lifetime there will be not a single company in the entire of the united states? People aren't going to need food, phones, electricity, houses, pornography...Pssst... All these things are done by businesses...
    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Corporate profits were actually up this year if im not mistaken When you actually prove America is the most business unfriendly nation in the world we'll talk...Holy crap you're hilarious.
    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    Careful he may hurt himself or someone else.
    Not one fact among ya'. The president of 3M isn't EGZAKLY Chicken Little, ya' know.

    79,000 employees
    9 sales offices in 8 states
    74 manufacturing plants in 27 states
    93 manufacturing facilities in other countries
    3M - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    2009 sales of $23 billion

    Maybe we ought to be listening??
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    Re: 3M chief warns Obama over business regulation

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Not one fact among ya'. The president of 3M isn't EGZAKLY Chicken Little, ya' know.

    79,000 employees
    9 sales offices in 8 states
    74 manufacturing plants in 27 states
    93 manufacturing facilities in other countries
    3M - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    2009 sales of $23 billion

    Maybe we ought to be listening??
    That's all well and good Maggie, but when he says "America is the most business unfriendly country in the world"

    You kinda gotta go

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    Re: 3M chief warns Obama over business regulation

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    That's all well and good Maggie, but when he says "America is the most business unfriendly country in the world"

    You kinda gotta go
    Well, maybe I gotta' kinda' agree with ya' there, Jet. That damn hyperbole. It's a trap, I tell ya'! ;-)
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    Re: 3M chief warns Obama over business regulation

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    Eventually we all must realize........it isnt so much US companies shipping jobs overseas......its US Companies and US Jobs being driven overseas.....at the end of a Democrat whip.

    As long as we remain THE MOST BUSINESS UNFRIENDLY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD.......as long as we continue electing Democrats........The Mass Exodus of US companies and the US jobs they provided will continue.

    Regardless if you like or dislike Obama.....he is the most economically clueless president this country has ever had......he never ran so much as a lemonade stand and couldnt handle running a candy store.....and yet so many decided to hand him the reigns to the largest economy on the planet.

    God Help Us.....
    God help us indeed! Western countries need to realise that regulation of industry and finance can only operate with a light hand on the tiller. Less regulation, lighter control, greater freedom for bankers and CEOs to pursue their profit targets... what could possibly go wrong?
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    Re: 3M chief warns Obama over business regulation

    3M head calls Obama 'Robin Hood-esque' - UPI.com

    Here is what the 3 M CEO complained about
    3M's Chief Executive Officer George Buckley called President Barack Obama "anti-business," warning regulations and taxes would drive companies abroad.


    "There is a sense among companies that this is a difficult place to do business. It's about regulation, taxation, seemingly anti-business policies in Washington, attitudes toward science.

    "About 68 percent of our science PhD candidates are from outside the United States. Many want to stay here afterward, but they're not allowed as many visas as we would like."


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    Taxes in the US are lower then they are in Canada, for individuals. Although I believe actually doing your taxes is easier in Canada then the US.

    Regulations, I doubt there is much difference in regulations between Canada and the US when it comes to business (excluding some extra labour laws in the US), but it generally easier to unionize in Canada then the US

    I think his biggest issue is the Health care bill and the lack of visa's for imported Chinese and Indian scientists. As I doubt the Obama admin is anti science, not being nearly as "faith based" as recent admins.

    Now as for moving manufacturing to Canada, as much as I would like 3 M to do so, I strongly doubt that will occur. Our labour costs are high, transportation to the US for the goods is getting hung up at the boarder, and the Can dollar is at a high level right now compared to the USD. If he was threatening this about 8 years ago, I would say it would have made sense to bring the factories to Canada, as our labour costs were lower, and transportation to the US was easier. We had a competitive advantage at that time. Since then we have lost a large number of manufacturing jobs
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    Re: 3M chief warns Obama over business regulation

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    That's all well and good Maggie, but
    ....but you would rather ignore the topic entirely

    when he says "America is the most business unfriendly country in the world"

    You kinda gotta go
    No....its actually the most business friendly.....hurry up and tell 3M before they partake in the mass exodus.

    Can you name any Democrat Policy that has encouraged US businesses to remain in this country?

    A 100 years of anti-business legislation.....
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    Re: 3M chief warns Obama over business regulation

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    God help us indeed! Western countries need to realise that regulation of industry and finance can only operate with a light hand on the tiller. Less regulation, lighter control, greater freedom for bankers and CEOs to pursue their profit targets... what could possibly go wrong?
    Nonsense.....we need government controlling every aspect of our economy and society.....regardless if it goes wrong 99% of the time.
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    Re: 3M chief warns Obama over business regulation

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    Nonsense.....we need government controlling every aspect of our economy and society.....regardless if it goes wrong 99% of the time.
    I'm sure all shills for global capitalism will always be in favour of minimal regulation. That's why we are where we are today. When business begins showing that it is aware of its responsabilities to the wider community, to the nation and to the environment, then they may be trusted with a lighter regulatory climate. While the attitude remains that share-holders are the only important constituency, Business must be forced rather than requested to behave responsibly. This state of affairs has occurred because of the irresponsibility of the corporate world and the weak-willed laxness of previous governments.
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