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eilen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-19-09 07:30 AM
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3. Change our trade agreements
to encourage manufacturing in this country. Yes, be a little protectionist. Just as Japan and India are to imports to their countries. Provide disincentives to the corporate practice of manufacturing overseas and then importing back in to the US. Decrease H1B visas-- make the burden of proof/paperwork that there is no American citizens qualified and willing to take those jobs as onerous as it is for immigrants to apply for green cards.

Make higher education financially viable. Young people should not be looking at a $40,000 and up price tag for engineering programs. Encourage innovation. Allow small startups and small business some major breaks in taxes and mandates. I think we need more local small businesses in all sectors of the economy and less corporate giants. Provide the government option for healthcare to employees of small businesses that employ 500 and below.

Take the right of personhood away from corporations.

Give organized labor back its teeth.
Those are just a few ideas.

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  -Let's talk about job creation! EmilyAnne  Jul-19-09 07:15 AM   #0 
  - While this is a worthy question  4dsc   Jul-19-09 07:17 AM   #1 
  - This is exactly what I think, 4dsc. Sort of what I want to talk about. What to do in the face of  EmilyAnne   Jul-19-09 07:19 AM   #2 
  - Change our trade agreements  eilen   Jul-19-09 07:30 AM   #3 
  - Do you think major tax breaks to American corporations that manufacture in the US would be  EmilyAnne   Jul-19-09 07:37 AM   #5 
  - They already have major tax breaks.  RC   Jul-19-09 08:03 AM   #12 
  - How about major FINES for American corporations that ship jobs elsewhere?  Donnachaidh   Jul-19-09 08:20 AM   #15 
     - The moved the Peppermint Patty factory from here in PA to Mexico during the primaries.  EmilyAnne   Jul-19-09 08:25 AM   #16 
  - I think you are right. People still need manufactured stuff.  CTyankee   Jul-19-09 07:41 AM   #7 
  - My husband is a designer. He had a meeting with Whirpool last week and was told that they sell 60  EmilyAnne   Jul-19-09 07:48 AM   #8 
  - Despoiling the planet with dirty emissions is not an acceptable outcome, IMO.  CTyankee   Jul-19-09 07:56 AM   #9 
     - I completely agree with you. But corporations will have to have major subsidies to get on board  EmilyAnne   Jul-19-09 07:59 AM   #10 
        - It will not take subsidies just "FAIR TRADE Agreements"  FreakinDJ   Jul-19-09 09:07 AM   #28 
  - The United States is far and away the largest manufacturing nation in the world.  ThomWV   Jul-19-09 08:05 AM   #13 
     - Better "ReCheck" your facts - been exporting whole factories  FreakinDJ   Jul-19-09 09:10 AM   #29 
  - DING DING DING - We have a WINNER Folks  FreakinDJ   Jul-19-09 08:37 AM   #18 
  - The absolute best way to create jobs is to  RC   Jul-19-09 07:34 AM   #4 
  - I agree with you. I feel that we are a fundamentally different country than we were 30 years ago in  EmilyAnne   Jul-19-09 07:40 AM   #6 
  - It's Up To Us, Not Him...  KharmaTrain   Jul-19-09 07:59 AM   #11 
  - I can think of 1 thing we could do that would create jobs and greatly improve the nation  ThomWV   Jul-19-09 08:12 AM   #14 
  - Agreed.. We lag behind other countries because they invest in R&D.  glowing   Jul-19-09 08:37 AM   #19 
  - I'm probably missing something in your equation here, but how does your  CTyankee   Jul-19-09 08:55 AM   #22 
  - No, there are too many idiots with Bachelor degrees.  tomreedtoon   Jul-19-09 09:05 AM   #27 
  - the EPA has helped create lots of job, look at UAW active membership  excess_3   Jul-19-09 08:33 AM   #17 
  - It wasn't the EPA's decision to move overseas  FreakinDJ   Jul-19-09 08:44 AM   #20 
     - bingo. the US EPA creates lots of jobs  excess_3   Jul-19-09 08:54 AM   #21 
     - No matter what we develop it will be sent OverSeas  FreakinDJ   Jul-19-09 08:56 AM   #23 
  - One word:  kentuck   Jul-19-09 08:57 AM   #24 
  - That is the only thing they cannot export  FreakinDJ   Jul-19-09 08:57 AM   #25 
  - How about these ideas?  tomreedtoon   Jul-19-09 09:00 AM   #26 
  - A few things that would help  Coyote_Bandit   Jul-19-09 09:32 AM   #30 

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