Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Attention DC Tools: Keep the Jobs HERE!!

 This is exactly the kind of legislation that needs to happen, and I encourage everyone reading this, no  matter what state you live in, to get on the horn with your so-called representatives and demand they support this bill. It's called the "Offshoring Prevention Act", and it will remove the financial perks from offshoring domestic jobs and production. As pointed out in yesterday's post, companies who move money offshore profit big-time when it comes to taxes. They also have been allowed to offshore manufacturing, and still get rewarded by the government. This is insanity! There has to be a financial incentive for that to stop.

In spite of mass media cheerleading to the contrary, unemployment is NOT getting better. Ask someone who is unemployed what kind of "opportunities" are available - other than restaurant, temp jobs, and CNA work! The economy is never going to *recover* without legislative measures to reverse offshoring/outsourcing.

David Johnson at Smirking Chimp explains the Offshoring prevention Act:

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and U.S. Representative David Cicilline (D-RI) announced today the introduction of the Offshoring Prevention Act. Like last year’s Bring Jobs Home Act – filibustered by Senate Republicans – this bill eliminates a special tax break for companies that ship jobs overseas.

The way it works now, U.S. companies that manufacture goods abroad for sale here can hold their foreign income outside of the country, untaxed. The Offshoring Prevention Act would require companies that send factories and jobs overseas to play by the same rules as companies that keep jobs and factories in the U.S. This remove an offshoring incentive and helping local businesses compete.

Keeping Jobs Here Reduces Deficit
The Joint Committee on Taxation has estimated that this legislation would generate $19.5 billion in new revenue over ten years.

4 Comments:

Blogger Anna Van Z said...

I sure can't imagine where all those "new jobs" came from....they sure weren't advertised around here!

7:21 PM  
Blogger Father Tyme said...

It all stems from the definition of a "job."


job
1 [job] Show IPA noun, verb, jobbed, job·bing, adjective
noun
1.
a piece of work, especially a specific task done as part of the routine of one's occupation or for an agreed price: She gave him the job of mowing the lawn.
2.
a post of employment; (no longer) full-time or part-time position: She was seeking a job as an editor.
3.
anything a person is expected or obliged to do; duty; responsibility: It is your job to be on time.
4.
an affair, matter, occurrence, or state of affairs: to make the best of a bad job.
5.
the material, project, assignment, etc., being worked upon: The housing project was a long and costly job.



ca·reer
[kuh-reer] Show IPA
noun
1.
an occupation or profession, especially one requiring special training, followed as one's "lifework": He sought a career as a lawyer.
2.
a person's progress or general course of action through life or through a phase of life, as in some profession or undertaking:
3.
success in a profession, occupation, etc.

Politicians think theirs is a career.
A CEO thinks his is a career.

Both are really for a limited time with rare exceptions. So they are actually jobs. But Congress believes otherwise.

A teacher has a career.
A Gov. employee has a career.

Flipping burgers for Mikki D's is a job.
Working for minimum wage is a job. Neither can give you a career that you can live on.

Barry created lots of "jobs" but few actual careers.

Just like the current definition of inflation. To make it look as though there's little to no inflation, they changed the definition and requirements. Gas, heating, clothes and food are not figured in to the inflation stats.
And while the cost of gas, heating, clothes and food keep going up to satisfy the greed of business, since those no longer count as definitions of inflation...voila! there IS no inflation. Barry is telling people he's keeping the cost of living down using double speak rhetoric while providing lots of meaningless jobs at the same time. So it looks really good on paper.

Now imagine if everyone in America (the middle, lower and upper middle class) had "Obama" jobs with no benefits, minimum wage and no security. What would you have?

China, India, Vietnam, any African nation...in short, everything business could possibly want.

Once the unions are gone, those workers who hated unions will sadly discover their wages and benefits disappear. But it'll be too late then. And their tears and crying will be music to the 1 per centers.

Yeah. Barry is creating lots of jobs to the benefit of American business, but no careers.

10:49 PM  
Blogger Anna Van Z said...

Exactly right. So few of these jobs offer a living wage, let alone benefits. Who the hell can live on $8 or $9/hr? Not me. But that's what's available. Plus, hiring managers for these jobs don't want to hire "overly educated" people anyway - you know, those with an expectation of livable earnings!

11:55 PM  
Blogger Father Tyme said...

Not to mention the "intelligence factor." Can't have someone working for you that could possibly see through the bullshit or worse, take your job!

Nein! Meine fräulein. Ve need followers, nicht intellectuals to get ze vork done!

Arbeit macht frei

8:43 AM  

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