Republicans Keep Tax Breaks for Companies Outsourcing Jobs out of US

Reply Wed 29 Sep, 2010 04:44 am
Republicans Block Bill To Tax Firms That Export Jobs

September 28, 2010
Democrats are trying to leave Washington by striking a note on jobs and the economy. Toward that end, they brought up a Senate bill Tuesday to tax companies that send jobs overseas and reward those that bring them back; Republicans blocked it.


This is the perfect example that the Republicans are blatant slaves to their corporate overlords.

This issue bears mention ad nauseum.
The Real GOP Agenda: Shipping American Jobs Overseas & Opposing Small Businesses
September 21st, 2010 by Karina
The rhetoric of House Republicans is that they have been working to help create small business jobs and save American jobs, yet their record has been the opposite. For example, just this Congress, House Republicans have:

Voted against closing tax loopholes that encourage companies to ship jobs overseas five times even as millions of jobless Americans are looking for work.

Voted against seven of eight small business tax cuts that have been enacted into law.

The truth about the Congressional Republican agenda is that it is designed to save jobs overseas, not here at home. On Thursday, House Republicans will likely again oppose the Small Business Lending and Jobs Bill, adding to their long record of voting against American workers and small businesses. This Congress, House Republicans have voted:

AGAINST the American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act

To help create or save more than 1 million American jobs and prevent corporations from shipping jobs overseas and sticking American taxpayers with the bill. 99% of House Republicans voted no.


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Reply Wed 29 Sep, 2010 06:37 am

The latest jobs bill from Senate Democrats - a plan to punish firms that ship jobs overseas - failed to clear a key procedural hurdle Tuesday after some Democrats complained that the measure would hamper the ability of U.S. companies to compete in foreign markets.

Four Democrats and Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.) voted with a united Republican caucus to block the bill, which was crafted to address the 9.6 percent unemployment rate in the run-up to November's midterm elections. On a vote of 53 to 45, the measure failed to garner the 60 votes needed to overcome a GOP filibuster.


From the same article:

"The best thing Congress can do for Americans right now is lower - not raise - the cost of creating good jobs," said Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.). "This bill would raise taxes on the very job creators that we hope will hire out-of-work Americans, which makes no sense, especially in the middle of a recession."

Democrats voting to block the bill were Ben Nelson (Neb.), Jon Tester (Mont.), Mark Warner (Va.) and Max Baucus (Mont.). Baucus, chairman of the tax-writing Senate Finance Committee, complained last week that the measure would put the nation "at a competitive disadvantage."

So let me get this straight, Nelson opposes the bill because the bill will raise taxes on job creators (who create jobs overseas mind you) who they hope will hire out of work Americans. He is right, he makes no sense. The only people in the nation who would be at a disadvantage are those who keep shipping those jobs overseas rather than to out of work Americans.

Reply Wed 29 Sep, 2010 10:57 am
The 4 slimey Democrats who blocked the vote are as guilty of this revolting reasoning as well.
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Reply Sun 3 Oct, 2010 12:21 am
Dem Rep no differance. They are all politicians who are only interested in the money big business gives them for voteing their way.
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