Thread: Pelosi goes after Free Speech...
04-22-2012, 11:00 PM #11
04-22-2012, 11:23 PM #12
The problem is they have way too much influence in this country. Certainly they have more influence than the people of the country.
Businesses move out of this country because they are forced to act ethically. But don't forget they don't move their stores out of the country. Nike hasn't stopped selling their products here. They just stopped manufacturing them here. I mean why manufacture shoes here with American workers who have to be paid proper wages, treated respectably, be provided with safe work environments, and all that other pesky profit hurting silliness? After all you can always pay Malaysian children to make them for 2$ a day.
That's why all that "job creators" talk is so funny to me. If those "job creators" really cared about the country they would sacrifice a little profit to keep American workers employed. They could solve the ecomomic issues right now if they were willing to put just a bit of their greed to the side. Here's how: Make it so when I call a company to help me solve an issue with their product I don't get some guy named "Danny" who sounds about as english as a rupee.
04-22-2012, 11:46 PM #13
"I swear by my life, and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine."
04-23-2012, 12:41 AM #14
I would put anything past those people.
I made up a Christmass song a few years ago and my kids sing it today.
OK Nacy take this
Dashing through the snow
In a big black limozeine
Over the hills they go
Spending my money while I scream
Jingle bells Polosi smells,
Barney laid an egg,
The Obama Mobile list its wheel
And Hillary ran away
Maybe I should send my song to Ray Stevens.LOLMain focus on collecting
Nolan Ryan, Star Rookies, HOFers
Dallas Cowboys base, inserts, autoes, gu.
04-23-2012, 08:32 AM #15
After reading a little more, if I understand correctly, this amendment is ONLY targeting SuperPACs, non-profits and special interest groups. According to this it doesn't even limit corporations.
04-23-2012, 12:57 PM #16
04-23-2012, 07:58 PM #17
Do you mean federal mandates like making sure companies pay their employees a livable wage and provide a safe work environment? Or are you talking about them having to pay a fair amount of taxes on the huge profits they make? I'm not sure what the number of private or federal employees have to do with this either?
As far as foreign workers being treated like crap in sweat shops and such I think we'll have to agree to disagree on that one. I won't claim to be an authority on the subject but what I do know is that American companies don't have to treat foreign employees the way they have to treat American employees. I understand that maybe you think the media is just a lie machine but the exploitation of foreign workers has been fairly well documented. If you want to believe it's an out and out lie then be my guest. It doesn't make it true.
As for your assertion that American businesses would prefer to stay in America I'll say maybe. But more realistically I don't think they care where they have to manufacture the product as long as they're making their profits. It's not like this mass migration of manufacturing is something that is just happening now. It's been going on since the 1970's.
And even if those federal mandates and regulations do cut into profits, those profits are still going to be there. Like I said if these business people really cared about America's economy and American people they would keep the jobs here and take a profit cut. Truthfully though if they kept the jobs here more people would be employed meaning they would have more money to buy a companies' products meaning profits would rise meaning everybody benefits. But of course the problem is that no matter how much money a company makes it's never enough and they always need more. So you can say it's all the federal governments fault if you like but I think you're ignoring the obvious factor of simple corporate greed.
I sincerely believe that a lot of our economic problems could be greatly eased by American companies bringing those jobs back to America. But to corporate America that profit sacrifice isn't worth keeping Americans employed, thereby helping to keep our economy weak.