those jobs are not coming back. corporate taxes have nothing to do with it.

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Free Thinker, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. Not long ago, Apple boasted that its products were made in America. Today, few are. Almost all of the 70 million iPhones, 30 million iPads and 59 million other products Apple sold last year were manufactured overseas.

    Why can’t that work come home? Mr. Obama asked.

    Mr. Jobs’s reply was unambiguous. “Those jobs aren’t coming back,” he said, according to another dinner guest.

    The president’s question touched upon a central conviction at Apple. It isn’t just that workers are cheaper abroad. Rather, Apple’s executives believe the vast scale of overseas factories as well as the flexibility, diligence and industrial skills of foreign workers have so outpaced their American counterparts that “Made in the U.S.A.” is no longer a viable option for most Apple products.
  2. “Companies once felt an obligation to support American workers, even when it wasn’t the best financial choice,” said Betsey Stevenson, the chief economist at the Labor Department

    Growing up in Detroit I watched it happen before my eyes when the big 3 parking lots were filled with Toyotas.That pissed off the old timers.That was the end of loyalty between employees and companies.

    You knew who worked where by what they drove.

    If you gripe about the junk that was produced by the big 3 well they paid you well enough to have them repaired, what did people do, buy Japanese.


    One more thing.. Obama said in his SOTU address we ain;t going back, meaning no roll back in regs, etc to make it any easier to do business in the country.

  3. How is Romney going to make it any easier when all he does is slash and trash companies. :( .