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RoeBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:11 AM
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Does corporate America really support Bush?
It would seem not.

If so, why all the lay offs? It would seem if they really wanted Bush they would hold off on all these lay offs until after the election.
Just a thought.
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:13 AM
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1. only those who need something for which they can bribe the government
credit card companies and oil companies LOOOOOVE shrub.

but the many corporations out there trying to make a more-or-less honest buck do NOT like the economic environment shrub has created.
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cosmicdot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:23 AM
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2. layoffs probably help the 'image' of a recovery
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 10:31 AM by cosmicdot
"increased production" (fewer doing the work of many)

plant closings, reduced overhead, etc., help keep the stocks up

the queue of layoffs which occurred subsequent to the stolen election, end of 2000 into 2001, almost seemed orchestrated to the Bush-Cheney dumbing down the economy rhetoric

see where the Big Corporations place their bets (contributions)

The Purchasing Manager's Index, a leading economic indicator has been really high (which I haven't understood) ... except, they know how to manipulate the right economic factors ... anything over 50 says the economy is trending well ... January to December, left to right

2000 56.7 55.8 54.9 54.7 53.2 51.4 52.5 49.9 49.7 48.7 48.5 43.9
2001 41.3 41.1 42.8 43.1 42.0 43.9 44.6 48.1 47.4 40.3 45.1 47.3
2002 49.1 52.9 55.3 54.1 55.3 55.7 51.4 50.5 51.4 49.7 49.6 53.3
2003 53.0 49.4 46.6 46.2 50.0 50.4 52.6 55.0 54.7 57.1 61.3 63.4
2004 63.6 61.4 62.5


http://www.ism.ws/ISMReport/PMIndex.cfm

and, what Greenspan does ... or doesn't do ... Federal Reserve things ... he contributes

the interest rate goes up, and the whole house of cards might come down

the Media help by keeping poverty and struggling out of the news ... spin anything that looks positive ... and, don't cover things like inflation/cost of goods rising

the Fall Campaign needs to take the 'backdrop' to where the other half lives
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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 11:19 AM
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3. In the corporate world...
it all comes down to money. Corporations are not known for their friendliness to the human condition. While some corp's truly do care about those that work for them, and the consumers that buy and use their products, most of the largest can be counted on to defecate on the masses.

When I see the Coca-Cola Co, taking money from the gov't, (when they make $356M per annum), to rehabilitate the original Coke factory, I am truly disgusted. That's just one example, The Ford Motor Co hasn't paid taxes as a corporation for years, but every year, gets a check from the gov't, (that is the avg taxpayer), for several million in refunds, rebates and asst. 'benefits'.

It is all about the cash flow, little else matters... :(
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 12:22 PM
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4. If they ship the jobs out, they aren't lay-offs, they are thefts
thefts of our country - the taxes we would have paid and the future, the present, and the past of our citizens.

Our country has only been superior in a few ways = the work ethic and productivity of its citizens and the constitution and bill of rights of its founders.

You know what is happening to both.

Love those profits. Love that control and sublimation.
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cyclezealot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 12:37 PM
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5. Corporate America is shrinking.
So many corporation are not loyal to America... All you have to realize is when you see the fact, corporations not calling themselves 'American companies' but international corporations.
It is just their CEO's live here for stability.
A truly loyal American corporation, loyal to America deserves our support. But internation corporations are just looking for a fast buck. Cheap labor= fast buck...Here today gone tomorrow..No loyalty to workers whether they be Thai, Taiwanese, Mexican or oddly American.
They expect the ability to move capital quickly, whenever they can save a buck..These companies have no long term perspective about their own security and well being, or even future profitability in a world racked with downsizings.
Just fast buck artists.Yes, these fast buck artists have no foresight, so they are loyal to Bush.
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