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To: robowombat

I personally think Santorum’s idea to eliminate the tax on manufacturing would have been the most effective direct job creator. Mate it with some of the other ideas of the other candidates and we could have a serious economic boom in our future.

You tax the ore when its taken out of the ground, you tax it again when its refined into metal, you tax it again when its machined into a screw, you tax it again when its on a finished part. There are even taxes on the machines that do those jobs and taxes on the energy they used to do it. Depending on what the finished part is you might even catch another tax.

I used to work for a company that made inside door skins for Cadillacs and a few other interior parts. The materials used for each door were valued at under $50 but by the time the finished product was loaded for the trip to Livonia they were valued at better than $600 each. They took a lot of intricate labor intensive assembly which jacked the price up considerably but the taxes added another 30% or so. We weren’t high paid people either. Hell I made under $13 per hour as a paint room foreman.


9 posted on 07/18/2012 5:17:04 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek
Yes sir you are a perfect example of who my dear departed Uncle Elwood called ‘so stupid they make me sick’. This was the phrase he used to my father when my father , who was indeed a trade unionist, was trying to explain to him that under the NLRA Elwood's workforce really did have the right to petition the NLRP to have a ballot on whether they wanted to consider unionization. What had started this was a request by some of his employees to establish a group hospitalization plan which would be 100% employee paid for. Elwood was disgusted at ‘those people’ for bringing this subject up. He told them to ‘mind their won business and not bother him again if they wanted to have a job’. He was that kind of guy a real gem of a boss.
10 posted on 07/18/2012 5:34:08 PM PDT by robowombat
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