Skip to comments.Maria Bartiromo: we need Economic Patriotism (Hooray Maria!!) on show Sunday Morning Futures
Posted on 07/20/2014 7:59:47 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
Maria Bartiromo and gang were just discussing "Economic Patriotism" on her Fox News Channel show "Sunday Morning Futures".
I couldn't believe it. FINALLY.
Way to go. Much more conservatives need to climb on board this important topic.
Bring back American jobs.
I mean besides saying it?
No, we need to end government policies that force companies to move investments and business offshore in order to maximize profits.
Years ago while trying to make the point, both here and to fellow conservatives at my employ, I was castigated as anti free enterprise. Get what you can, however you can get it was all the rage. Now,reading the comments on the Forbes thread it seems people are finally getting what has been going on with fervor over the last 25 years.It’s gonna be hard to stop the momentum.
Forbes, was just sold (yesterday) to a Hong Kong investment group.
Years ago when I worked at NASA, someone would be showing off there brand new Japanese car, I would ask them “How are the workers in Detroit going to pay your salary if you don’t buy the cars they make”? Then they would give me that “disgusted look” as they turned around and walked away without comment.
As long as the basic environment of the country is anti-business, which inhibits profits and capital accumulation, with high taxes, too many regulations, hatred of the rich, budget deficits, government spending,and inflation, then economic patriotism is irrational.
Sorry to put a damper in this, but it is nothing but a well-intended dream...it is a contamination of ideology from the left... anyone adhering to this has never had a seat in the boardroom. “Economic Patriotism” belongs in the marketing department...PROFIT belongs in the boardroom. You want jobs to stay here? You want to put America back to work? You don’t do it with “Hope and change” logos...you do it by causing the behavior in the boardroom (where those decisions are made), to change because it increases profit! Reduce the corporate taxes, get the unions and government out if the way of business and entrepreneurism. Anyone in a real boardroom would put as much weight to “Economic Patriotism” as they did Occupy Wall Street. Don’t fall for the do-gooder theme of the moment. Make the hard choices...reduce taxes, reduce regulation...you won’t need anything “hopy and changy”, change the business platform to increase a company’s profits and success and the desired result will happen instantly and automatically. (What Would Reagan Do?)...better yet...(What DID Reagan do?)
Economic Patriotism = Kowtowing to unions.
What Pat Buchanan has been talking about for 20+ years. Instead we have Obama/Democrat crony capitalism
Really ..?? It wasn’t Maria who was touting that phrase “Economic Patriotism” .. it was JACK LEW (another Obama stooge) .. and he was saying it because some really big companies are moving overseas to get away from the over-bearing taxes and regulations now being imposed upon them.
One of the latest is Abbott Labs .. who is moving to Ireland.
I have recorded her show .. but I did see her earlier on Fox & Friends .. and there is no way she agreed with Jack Lew.
I don’t know.
China is (rapidly) taking our place.
China is not open to free enterprise. China has laws regarding their own involvement in industries, which support China.
China was very good for global capitalism, but is now in danger of taking over. American investors, cannot own businesses (except in the minority) in China. Everything is majority owned, by one race: Chinese.
We need to focus on American industry. Stop selling everything, to a competing system.
We continue to see the world as nothing but a gigantic support for the American industrial machine.
China is becoming the world’s premier industrial country. China’s population is nearly five times America’s.
America needs to wake the heck up, and bring back American industry.
I’m completely series. We need to stop making excuses for every country but America.
We need to build back up, or own nation.
Sorry if I misrepresented.
I had the news on in the background, I might have mischaracterized the segment.
However it was on the show.
How true! Corporations don't "pay taxes", they pass them on to their customers in the form of higher prices. When our byzantine labyrinth of IRS regulations penalizes companies who have earnings abroad (as they do now), the "Smart" move is to MOVE the corporation's base to the most tax friendly international destinations!
Remember, if you want more of something you subsidize it..., if you want less of something you tax it! Obviously "our government" wants less domestic corporations since it makes "Economic Patriotism" very costly!
Talk is talk, profit is money, money is priceless.
Some legislative patriotism in terms of taxation would also be helpful.
American jobs will NEVER return until the libtard scum are removed OR people collectively pull their ignorant heads out of their backsides and figure out that overwhelming regulation, taxation, and other forms of socialistic government extortion are eliminated on the private sector.
I completely agree.
All I am saying is, we need to look out for and to fight for, our own nation.
Someone needs to stand up for America.
You are missing the background and the CAUSE that makes companies leave the US.
Companies are being overtaxed and overregulated — and they couldn’t stay in business if they stayed in the US.
What you should be calling for is decreased regulations and taxes — THAT would bring back companies and jobs.
Currently Obama is considering to FORCE companies to stay in the US, which will result in them going out of business with even FEWER jobs left in the US.
To me that phrase has the same ring as 'social justice' and 'environmental justice'.
How long till Economic Patriotism will be codified as in Atlas Shrugged ???
Don’t get me started in Atlas Shrugged.
We have already sent a huge section of American industry to a massive communist nation.
Don’t get me started. Don’t go there. I read Atlas Shrugged and believed in it, but the world is completely over Atlas Shrugged.
China is now the topic. China is taking over American industry.
That is the topic, not “Atlas Shrugged”.
That is so one generation ago. Going on two now.
I think there’s a re-run of her show on the Fox Business Network later today. Maybe that will give you a clearer picture of “Economic Patriotism”.
I didn’t think you “misrepresented” what the show was about .. but I also wanted to challenge you because I heard it differently. I’m not offended, and you shouldn’t be.
That would require thought on his part, instead of slogans.
Companies are being overtaxed and overregulated
He likes the regulations and taxes, otherwise he'd push for their repeal, instead of just slogans.
Perhaps then economic patriotism can be explained as the repudiation of all that.
Economic patriotism is the desire to have the strongest economic growth and freedom possible for our country.
I’m just very glad, a major American news channel has a significant show, which dared mention this.
Our system is currently ... well it is messed up.
We need to bring back American industry. We need to begin talking about how. Now.
China is rapidly growing. We need to COMPETE. Not sell out to China. America needs to compete.
Competition does not involve sending our own industry to another nation.
America we need to re-focus on America.
That is a huge point. Nobody is doing so. That is a big, big problem.
I am very glad a show such as Maria’s dared to mention this.
More may follow.
Good job Maria. Very well done.
>America needs to wake the heck up, and bring back American industry.<
America will not wake up any time soon — it has invested in the dream industry (immigration) and it is living on borrowed time when it continues to allow the uncontrolled immigration of the West’s greatest enemy, Islam.
Only a calamity of national proportion will wake it up.
Jobs will come back as long as we ask them too.
Like a dog, just whistle and a job returns.
“We are always willing to be trade partners but never trade patsies.” - Ronald Reagan
Who are you asking to bring back American jobs....the government?
Government does not create jobs, private entrepreneurs create jobs....One can’t simply wave a magic wand and demand someone create a job.
Actually the president is the LAST person I want involved in this.
What I am saying is conservatives are completely absent on this topic.
WE are selling out our own nation. We need to stand up strongly for America.
How I don’t know. I have my own opinions, but I’m not as big on those as I am on bringing back jobs.
What I am strongly saying, is we need to do something.
Big. Right now.
Unfortunately, that quote has been proven wrong.
How are the workers in Detroit going to pay your salary if you dont buy the cars they make?...35 years ago I quit buying American cars because the Unions wouldn’t pay my repairs, replacement costs or anything else associated with my American car. American cars suck. Period. The workers in Detroit NEVER paid my salary, either.
I have bought American cars now for the last 10 years.
Absolutely zero problems. Not one.
What does that mean?
It is NOT patriotic to pay ridiculous tax rates. It is not conservative to run a business and lose money.
So what I am saying is, as conservatives, it is our job to change that.
We are not supposed to build up Communist China.
We are supposed to build up America, to be the strongest darned nation in the world.
Build up America. But do it by making American businesses very profitable.
But ... and this is very important: focus on America.
Stop selling out our own nation!!!
Eliminate corporate taxes. Eliminate business and capital gains taxes. Cut the federal busy bodies back to a stump. That should do it.
None of those will ever happen until after the SHTF.
Actually we need real patriotism. If we had that we would elect leaders with the interests and needs of American citizens in his heart.
Economic patriotism is leftist BS. It means that businesses are supposed to take huge hits for the progressive movement to look good.
Just because a person or political party claims to be conservative does not make them so.
I understand Cringing Negativism Network's frustration, but don't put the power to determine who is 'patriotic' and who isn't in the hands of the the ones who got us into this mess.
I agree, but this requires a very, very thorough house cleaning in the RINO party. Will it happen.
He likes that one though.
And I don't remember him EVER talking about rules, regulations or taxes he'd like removed.
Never saw him push for elimination of any government agency either.
I wonder if he's a concern troll?
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This starts with fiscal policy and law.
When the dollar is weak, foreign investments and products are more attractive.
Until we end the deficit problem we can’t attack the debt problem and therefore can’t properly address the dollar problem.
Imagine the strength of American currency and companies if we returned to being creditors rather than debtors...
I can dream can’t I?
We want the government to tighten their belts and make hard choices, but we continue to not make those same choices in our own lives. The more of us who buy, when we can, American, even at higher cost, the more competitive those companies will be in the long run. But without sound fiscal and monetary policy, those efforts are going to be minimized.
It’s two fold... speak with your economy, and speak with your votes.
Then do not ask Americans to defend your rights, leave and good riddens.
I certainly would like to eliminate government agencies. But I haven’t seen any ability to do so in my lifetime. To do so would require a 60+ vote majority in the Senate. Unless of course we are willing to revise senate rules and get rid of the cr@p with majority vote. As far as I can see there is not enough testicular fortitude in “our guys” to do so. Still, one can hope.
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