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Obama to businesses: Bring jobs home
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Posted on 01/07/2012 3:51:33 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Obama to businesses: Bring jobs home

ReutersBy Caren Bohan and Jeff Mason | Reuters – 33 mins ago

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama kicked off an effort to encourage businesses to keep jobs at home instead of outsourcing them overseas, as he rolled out a new election-year theme on Saturday aimed at courting middle-class voters.

In his weekly radio and video address, Obama previewed an event he will hold next week with business executives to highlight the advantages of investing in the United States.

"We'll hear from business leaders who are bringing jobs back home and see how we can help other businesses follow their lead," Obama said.

The White House forum on "Insourcing American Jobs" will be held on Wednesday. Executives from more than a dozen companies will attend, including padlock maker Master Lock, furniture company Lincolnton Furniture, software application developer GalaxE Solutions, and chemicals company DuPont.

The emphasis on keeping U.S. jobs at home is in line with a populist economic message championed by Obama that could play well with union workers, whose support the Democratic president will need to win re-election in November.

The White House sees an increasing trend of companies deciding to "insource" jobs and invest in U.S.-based plants and factories, according to a White House official. It wants to encourage more businesses to follow that trend, the official said.

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Naivety...........
1 posted on 01/07/2012 3:51:34 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

oh must be an election year because for the last 3 years, they have tried their hardest to send as many american jobs abroad as possible.


2 posted on 01/07/2012 3:56:08 AM PST by sunmars
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To: Sub-Driver

He could start by asking his buddy at GE who moved their Xray division to China after paying no federal taxes.


3 posted on 01/07/2012 3:58:20 AM PST by AU72
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To: Sub-Driver
Unless you are in bed with the Administration, you would be well advised to move your jobs and assets overseas and out of the reach of the Obama policies.
4 posted on 01/07/2012 4:00:07 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Sub-Driver

Yeah, c’mon back so I can rape you some more and introduce you to some of my union colleagues.


5 posted on 01/07/2012 4:03:03 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Sub-Driver

GE, your side kick friend and funder start there you fool!


6 posted on 01/07/2012 4:03:46 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: AU72

Under Immelt, GE has shipped tens of thousands of good jobs out of the United States.

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/ge-ceo-jeffrey-immelt-the-head-of-obamas-jobs-council-is-moving-jobs-and-economic-infrastructure-to-china-at-a-blistering-pace


7 posted on 01/07/2012 4:04:55 AM PST by panaxanax (0bama >>WORST PRESIDENT EVER.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Well off shore manufacturers can hire/fire workers. Here business practices are coerced into Government mandated social programs catering to Americas entitled royality.


8 posted on 01/07/2012 4:07:25 AM PST by exPBRrat
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To: Sub-Driver
The repeal of Obamacare and the passing of a long-term budget (longer than a 60 day tax reprieve, anyway) might be a start. Give business some stability and incentive to get back into the economy. Then, watch it go.

But, that's not his interest.

9 posted on 01/07/2012 4:08:56 AM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: Sub-Driver

Disingenuous is the nice word for it. They want to use caps on carbon to ship out every energy job and most jobs depending on energy from steel on up. Then they can pretend that the US is bowing to the holy dictates of Gore when in fact we are making the alleged problem worse (overseas jobs are more carbon intensive). It is a scam many layers deep.


10 posted on 01/07/2012 4:10:57 AM PST by palmer (Before reading this post, please send me $2.50)
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To: Sub-Driver

Psst..0, if we had a POTUS who knows about ECONOMICS you would know that our taxes are too f’ing high. Socialism is not the way to go, but you couldn’t make money selling lemonade to people crossing the dessert on the hottest day.


11 posted on 01/07/2012 4:13:40 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

If anyone here thinks that message won’t resonate, they’re the naive ones. Whether it’s bs or not, it will tap into deepseated anger. It will have to be countered with a conservative option.


12 posted on 01/07/2012 4:21:58 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

Nobody ever asks why the jobs left in the first place. Look at the labor costs to produce a product and all the “red tape” manufacturers have to put up with. Would ANY business person NOT see the reasons job are off-shore?

Buckwheat is a complete idiot if he thinks just by his “asking” to bring the jobs home it will happen. Perhaps he should change the rules for employers to make it easier for them to employ people.


13 posted on 01/07/2012 4:38:25 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: Sub-Driver

American business pays the most taxes of any businesses, anywhere in the world.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/03/us_companies_pay_the_highest_t.html


14 posted on 01/07/2012 4:39:09 AM PST by mo
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To: Sub-Driver

Businesses to Obama...kill Obamacare, reduce taxes and regulations.


15 posted on 01/07/2012 4:40:54 AM PST by rod1
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s not naivety, it’s hypocrisy.

“On January 21, 2011, President Obama announced Immelt’s appointment as chairman of his outside panel of economic advisers, succeeding former Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker.[12] The New York Times reported that Obama’s appointment of Immelt was “another strong signal that he intends to make the White House more business-friendly.”[12] Immelt will retain his post at G.E. while becoming “chairman of the Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, a newly named panel that President Obama is creating by executive order.”[12] Despite this, in July 2011 Immelt’s General Electric announced that it is in the process of relocating its X-ray division from Wisconsin to China.[13][14] Immelt had previously referred to China as GE’s “second home market”.[15]


16 posted on 01/07/2012 4:41:09 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Sub-Driver
BUSINESS TO obamao:

FOAD kenyan!

LLS

17 posted on 01/07/2012 4:41:44 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS!)
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To: Sub-Driver

We need business people, etc. who actually point at Obama are say:

“You are the reason we have too few jobs. You won and you did this”


18 posted on 01/07/2012 4:42:50 AM PST by rod1
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To: AU72
GM... obamao’s personal car company has just announced their electric car program is moving R&D plus manufacturing to Beijing.

LLS

19 posted on 01/07/2012 4:43:00 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS!)
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To: ExCTCitizen
obama has destroyed half of my lifetime of saving and working and investing andIamthisclose to closing what has been a very successful 39 year business... because he is destroying my industry. Stalin has come to America and is king... and he is the bastard son of a hippie slut and a drunk communist British kenyan and is the most illegal elected official in our History... a rich and wonderful History... which is about to come to an end because of him.

LLS

20 posted on 01/07/2012 4:47:55 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS!)
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To: Sub-Driver

“’Cause I can’t kill jobs if they’re overseas.”


21 posted on 01/07/2012 4:48:10 AM PST by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: RegulatorCountry
Well gee RC... if we had a party that would actually stand up against this kenyan usurper, then we could destroy his lies easily. We can show how his personal car company GM has announced major outsourcing to china... and there are about 400,000 more examples... like a certain cabinet member sending an entire division over to china while playing at being pro American business. You are naive if you think this crap will stand in the General election... unless romney is nominated... then obamao wins in a landslide... to many of us cannot and will not vote for that evil pos.

LLS

22 posted on 01/07/2012 4:54:04 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS!)
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To: Sub-Driver

What a sham! It costs me 20% more to mfg. outside the U.S. and this fool says this.


23 posted on 01/07/2012 5:02:23 AM PST by mmanager (Reagan Revolution + Republican Revolution = Bury Obama in 2012 - Go Newt!)
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To: Sub-Driver

This is like the Fox in the Hen House saying I’m kill’n all your chicken’s and please bring me more.


24 posted on 01/07/2012 5:06:42 AM PST by mmanager (Reagan Revolution + Republican Revolution = Bury Obama in 2012 - Go Newt!)
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To: LibLieSlayer
You are naive if you think this crap will stand in the General election... unless romney is nominated...

It doesn't seem to have been an issue among the viable Repubican candidates thus far. Change tax policy to favor retaining domestic employment, that's an easy one. There is a growing contingent that sees nothing wrong with tarriffs to disadvantage imports. That's dangerous ground, historically, even though that's what funded the federal government entirely right up to the twentieth century.

Casting blame doesn't solve anything and is easily countered. Offer solutions, conservative ones, or get badly beaten up on this particular issue. There is deepseated anger, as I mentioned, and allowing Democrats to capitalize upon it when they're more the cause will be a mistake.

You say it won't stand in the general election unless Romney is the nominee. I say, as it stands, it'll be avoided by all but Ron Paul, and having a libertarian streak a mile wide, I'm not entirely certain that he'll have anything to say that resonates with and capitalizes upon the populist anger.

BS or not, they're capitalizing. It's naive to think it won't be a powerful means of persuasion for many. It keeps modern day Reagan Democrats on the plantation, for one thing.

25 posted on 01/07/2012 5:09:46 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Sub-Driver

Did he tell GM to keep the Volt out of Chinese assembly lines?


26 posted on 01/07/2012 5:11:39 AM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: LibLieSlayer

I closed down my business,laying off 8 employees. I now still work, but 0 killed me. My life savings is down about 50% and my 401k is down about 90%.


27 posted on 01/07/2012 5:34:53 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
software application developer GalaxE Solutions

This company is an H1B body shop that imports their half-price employees from India. They opened an office in Detroit to game the system, not to hire unemployed Detroit natives for software jobs.

28 posted on 01/07/2012 5:38:28 AM PST by Reeses (TV gives men a window into what women want, and it isn't pretty.)
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To: Progov
Look at the labor costs to produce a product and all the “red tape” manufacturers have to put up with. Would ANY business person NOT see the reasons job are off-shore?

Really, how much as a percent of the MSRP do yo think labor accounts for when purchasing a manufactured good?


29 posted on 01/07/2012 5:53:27 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: mo

We have no VAT so it is a push, at least with Europe.


30 posted on 01/07/2012 5:55:32 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Folks often use the phrase, “Vote with their feet,” when describing the many wonderful aspects of these United States and the desire of people everywhere to come here to share our freedom. One should wonder why the phrase isn't applied as well to the outsourcing of jobs to other countries. Obviously the American businessman is “voting with his feet,” in at least a similar fashion. Has been going on for years and can be directly tied to regulations and other government interference in the free market (as pointed out by other comments). Funny how people find it difficult to understand this.
31 posted on 01/07/2012 5:59:00 AM PST by Support_and_Defend (Want to find the easiest way to do something? Tell a Private to get it done.)
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To: AU72

That was my very first thought too.

Mark


32 posted on 01/07/2012 6:11:28 AM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama to businesses: Bring jobs home

Businesses to Obama: Resign


33 posted on 01/07/2012 6:28:32 AM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Motorola (Illinois) is laying off 800 workers (up to 4000 or more in the past two years) by Feb. 1, including a friend of mine, a financial accountant. His department is being moved to Poland ( ! ) where Motorola will hire and train 400 employees for R & D in either Krakow or Warsaw.

On a more bizarre anecdotal note, my moonlighting computer nerd was laid off his former job after actually being forced to train electronically his own replacement in EGYPT.

What's up is down, what's down is up.

Leni

34 posted on 01/07/2012 6:37:04 AM PST by MinuteGal (A Happy New Year is OBAMAGEDDON in 2012 !)
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To: MinuteGal

We will become a harmless agrarian society, again. I think that is the goal. THe trick is to buy a couple of 100 acres and learn how to farm as a hobby. We are all Amish now. The Amish are the John Galt’s of our era.


35 posted on 01/07/2012 6:43:06 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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Did You Know?

The Current FReepathon Pays For The Current Quarters Expenses?

Now That You Do, Donate And Keep FR Running


36 posted on 01/07/2012 6:47:09 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: LibLieSlayer
...the bastard son of a hippie slut and a drunk communist British Kenyan...

You should make that your tag line. :)

37 posted on 01/07/2012 6:57:58 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama has to get rid of Federal parasites like the EPA and OSHA if he wants more businesses to stay in America and come home to America. Hundreds of thousands of Federal parasites earn a paycheck by harassing and over regulating business. Of course the last thing Obama will do is fire surplus Federal workers, most of whom are AA hires (women blacks gays) at least in the DC area.

Effin EPA right now is trying to slam coal fired power plants and diesel truckers with new nonsensical regulations that cost billions. They are impeding domestic oil/gas drilling and production. Obama is stopping the Excel pipeline. Pathetic communist loser that he is. Lower energy costs would keep businesses in America. Right now the Feds tilt anti business unless you are an Obama crony or a phony “green” business


38 posted on 01/07/2012 7:12:03 AM PST by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
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To: MinuteGal
On a more bizarre anecdotal note, my moonlighting computer nerd was laid off his former job after actually being forced to train electronically his own replacement in EGYPT.

The national average IQ is 83 in Egypt, 81 in India. There's a reason they charge half price.

39 posted on 01/07/2012 7:20:28 AM PST by Reeses (TV gives men a window into what women want, and it isn't pretty.)
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To: RegulatorCountry
Listening to you makes me think that no matter what happens... this republic is doomed. I despise free trade... because it isn't free trade. I embrace fair trade... no tariffs on my goods to you... no tariffs on your goods to me. But America's trade agreements are like our foreign aid... it is all one way.

You know what pisses off Americans? Cheap chicom goods from a nation that stands against everything we are. Corrupt politicians... ALL of them are corrupt... stealing money from our future and lying to us about everything... and a media that is a communist propaganda machine. The majority of Americans are livid over these things and much more... and the pain has increased exponentially with dims in power and America knows it. If we only had a real opposition party and conservative candidates that would call out these criminals for who and what they are. The leadership of the republican party is silent because they are complicit in the treason that we are living through! America is pissed... you misread why. You are close... but it is much deeper and the dims do not have a monopoly on that anger.

LLS

40 posted on 01/07/2012 7:26:21 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS!)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

:-)


41 posted on 01/07/2012 7:31:09 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS!)
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To: LibLieSlayer
You are close... but it is much deeper and the dims do not have a monopoly on that anger.

They will if they're allowed to have one. What has been the pattern over the past twenty years or so? They'll be allowed, barring a successful outsider candidate who just doesn't care if he or she goes against the grain.

I actually agree with what you're saying, for the most part. Hanging our hopes on the party that had almost as much or just as much to do with the current situation would look hopeless. That was the hope of the tea party. You might get the impression that it's over and done, given the near absence of any tea party efforts to press Republican candidates or to refute Democrat efforts of late.

42 posted on 01/07/2012 8:24:15 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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Yeah! That’s the way to go.

First, let the labor parasites drain the blood of American manufacturers and run them out of the country or shut down.

Second, bring them back so the labor parasites can eat again, grow fat and then throw the carcases of the drained businesses on the side of the road.

Typical progressive thinking.


43 posted on 01/07/2012 9:55:47 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: ExCTCitizen

I know how you feel.

From November 2008 to November 2009 my business skidded down a 45 degree line down to 56% of the same period in 2007 to 2008. In December 2009 things started picking back up and we are flourishing once again, but no thanks to Obama, thanks to the oil industry in North and South Dakota and the Eagle Ford field in Texas.

I keep a chart on the wall in my office so that I can clearly see when (and what) Obama did to our economy and mine. It all began in November 2008 when he was elected. It was as if a light switch was turned off.

Our business is mainly for pipeline welders and they are more active that I’ve seen in many years. No thanks to Obama once again.


44 posted on 01/07/2012 11:08:00 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: LibLieSlayer

GTHAB


45 posted on 01/07/2012 2:03:48 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Sub-Driver; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker

Business to Obama: Stop making it so expensive to do business in this country or shut up.


46 posted on 01/07/2012 4:43:34 PM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Sub-Driver

CAUTION GOP:

This is a message you do not want to get on the wrong side of.

Caution.


47 posted on 01/07/2012 4:45:25 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (ROMNEY / ALINSKY 2012 (sarcasm))
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To: ExCTCitizen
Same here and it kills me... I have worked hard all of my life doing the right thing... living the right way and saving and paying off and I owe no one for anything but half of my life's work is gone... 100% the rats fault with king obamao at the helm. I will never forget or forgive them. Communists ALL!

LLS

48 posted on 01/08/2012 4:33:49 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS!)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

Done!

LLS


49 posted on 01/08/2012 4:43:53 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (obamao... ...the bastard son of a hippie slut and a drunk communist British Kenyan!)
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To: RegulatorCountry
There is just nothing that the TEA Party can do but vote and do what we are doing now. There is a day of reckoning coming for republicans... and jail awaits some dims... but we have to somewhat win this election to start the process. There will be blood flowing if the republicons win and try to stick with bone-head and mcconman. That is the kind of activism that we are going to have to operate under should obamao lose. We have to make it too painful to ignore the TEA Party... and we will give no HoneyMoon period... those days are dead and long gone. It is almost tar and feather time!

LLS

50 posted on 01/08/2012 4:56:29 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (obamao... ...the bastard son of a hippie slut and a drunk communist British Kenyan!)
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