Thursday July 19, 2012, 8:57 am
Jobs, Jobs, Jobs! Republicans lave looked for them between women’s legs. They have looked for them in Obama’s birth certificate. They have looked for them everywhere that will create no jobs. They parrot the need to protect the job creators, but we are the job creators, and they have done nothing to protect us. Their policies have created millions of jobs, but they created what used to be our jobs in China and other cheap labor markets. They could help bring jobs home, but they will not.
Thursday July 19, 2012, 9:23 am
job creators has become the almighty excuse for so many trespasses by the non tax paying, offshore account owning dysfunctional gop. How can a successful company compete with sending jobs overseas where there is slave labor? There will be no job creation till America embraces green/blue technology and keeps the jobs from that here in America,where it should be.
thanks Tomcat,as usual you are absolutely right on.
Thursday July 19, 2012, 10:42 am
But when you try to call them on it, they just go right back to that old birth certificate baloney, right, Scarlett?
The GOP do not want us to have jobs - not unless they are jobs serving them, making their life easier, making more money for them.....
Thursday July 19, 2012, 4:50 pm
@ "Birther" Scarlett P. How can you be so willfully ignorant? Obama's birth WAS ANNOUNCED in the local NEWSPAPER when he was born IN HAWAII. As for running the country, Obama has actually increased jobs, saved the American auto industry at no cost to the taxpayer. He managed to get Bin Laden (Bush coudn't be bothered to do it). He has fought for equal pay for women. He has actually done something about health care which the GOP has had years to do but DID'T. You call yourself a Christian but your bigotry says otherwise.
Thursday July 19, 2012, 7:51 pm
The picture at the top of the article is very appropriate to the topic — the podium banner says "PUTTING JOBS FIRST" with Rmoney laughing and pointing away — in other words, putting jobs first over there, overseas, not here!
When I read the article first this afternoon, my first reaction was not just tax breaks for the re-shoring of jobs or for companies that don't off-shore, but tax penalties for those that do off-shore, not just no tax breaks, but penalties. It would end up being an exit tax and it should be substantial. With this Ed Show group of segments, there are several talking about Bain and job losses. One plant in Illinois with 170 jobs lost, another in Texas with 1,000 jobs lost a few years back. Chuck Rocha, Democratic strategist commented that when management went through the Texas plant handing out pink slips, there was no question 'Are you a Democrat or a Republican?'. Pink slips went to all these middle class workers and all of them will remember. Rocha :"Mitt Romney can wear all the flannel shirts he wants to and go into all the work sites and try to relate to the workers, but at the end of the day, the American people will realise that Mitt Romney is all flannel and no calluses." And if you look at the pictures of Mr Obama with workers and Romney with workers, it is quite apparent that Romney is stiff (Crap, do I have to shake hands with this peasant?) while Mr Obama is warm and engaged (hand on a T-shirted shoulder while shaking hands and engaged with the fellow.)
Mr Obama needs to keep hammering away at the jobs, at the tax returns. In all these segments of Ed, all I saw was Romney trying to deflect criticisms to others, even John Kerry's wife a few years back.
Thursday July 19, 2012, 10:21 pm
Even if the Republicans DID bring jobs home, I wouldn't give them too much credit. They're the ones who sent them overseas and reaped huge profits because of it. Consider the slave labor, a large percentage of which is performed by young children, that made their huge profits possible. Americans are suffering due to the high unemployment numbers that outsourcing created, and poor people in foreign countries are suffering because they're working grueling hours under the worst of conditions for pennies on the dollar. The misery brought upon children in foreign countries at the hands of the "outsourcers" from this country is unforgivable. A normal person couldn't live with the guilt. Unfortunately, a huge profit margin has a way of easing the guilt of the GREEDY --who are anything but normal.
Friday July 20, 2012, 5:35 am
Can't dsiagree. This all started many years ago when Corning Inc. led the way to China. That said, it is not rare or unxepected as union demands in the private sector got about as bad as we now see with public sector unions. In short, they are breaking the bank. In the corporate sense they move to cheaper labor and that's been going on since textiles went to the south from New England and thence overseas. In the public sector it is much heavier a hot as all those demands fall upon the taxpayer and we can't afford ot any longer.
Friday July 20, 2012, 10:15 am
Thanks to all except for the birther and the master of misrepresentation. Kudos to many. Obama did support this legislation. It was defeated last night on a Republican filibuster. Not one Democrat goose-stepped with the Republicans.