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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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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.
He could start by asking his buddy at GE who moved their Xray division to China after paying no federal taxes.
Yeah, c’mon back so I can rape you some more and introduce you to some of my union colleagues.
GE, your side kick friend and funder start there you fool!
Under Immelt, GE has shipped tens of thousands of good jobs out of the United States.
Well off shore manufacturers can hire/fire workers. Here business practices are coerced into Government mandated social programs catering to Americas entitled royality.
But, that's not his interest.
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.
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.
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.
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.
American business pays the most taxes of any businesses, anywhere in the world.
Businesses to Obama...kill Obamacare, reduce taxes and regulations.
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. 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.” 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.” 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. Immelt had previously referred to China as GE’s “second home market”.
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”
“’Cause I can’t kill jobs if they’re overseas.”
What a sham! It costs me 20% more to mfg. outside the U.S. and this fool says this.
This is like the Fox in the Hen House saying I’m kill’n all your chicken’s and please bring me more.
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.
Did he tell GM to keep the Volt out of Chinese assembly lines?
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%.
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.
Really, how much as a percent of the MSRP do yo think labor accounts for when purchasing a manufactured good?
We have no VAT so it is a push, at least with Europe.
That was my very first thought too.
Obama to businesses: Bring jobs home
Businesses to Obama: Resign
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.
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.
The Current FReepathon Pays For The Current Quarters Expenses?
You should make that your tag line. :)
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
The national average IQ is 83 in Egypt, 81 in India. There's a reason they charge half price.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Business to Obama: Stop making it so expensive to do business in this country or shut up.
This is a message you do not want to get on the wrong side of.