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Offline bayview

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Stimulus - Level the Playing Field
« on: February 25, 2009, 07:57:05 PM »
Here is another company thats out-sourcing . . .

After 23 years it was just announced that Hershey’s will be moving their operations to Mexico for the production of Peppermint Patties and Jolly Rancher hard candies.  Another 300 jobs lost . . . Can’t wait for the recalls.  (Sanitation)   

Level the Playing Field . . .

Strengthen our economy by charging import taxs for goods from other countries.  We allow many goods from other countries to enter the U.S. without import taxes or duties.  In India, for example, some American vehicles face tariffs of over 100%.

Taxing imports would bring jobs back to the U.S.  Manufacturing would take off, creating jobs, competition.  People would be off unemployment, welfare, social programs.  More people working equals less taxation. . .

Remember 25 years ago when Sam Walton proudly exclaimed that WalMart sells products only made in America . . . They even had a logo . . .  The clothing label had an American flag with "Made in America"

Other countries would be investing in the "New America".  Rates on bonds would be up, stock market doing well, etc . . .


Quoting from an article:

A recent interview with Chrysler Vice President Tom LaSorda on Autoline Detroit spoke of inequities in our trade agreements with most of our trading partners. For example the following countries have exclusionary tariffs on U.S.-made exported autos: Russia, a 25 percent import duty and 70 percent luxury tax; India, a 100 percent import duty tax; China, a 25 percent import duty and 20 percent excise tax, and Brazil, a 25 percent import tax

In 2006, Korea exported 695,134 vehicles to the United States. About 554,000 of these vehicles were made by Korean companies KIA and Hyundai. But the United States was only allowed to export 5,732 vehicles to Korea, about 4,000 of which were made by GM, Ford, and Chrysler.



    . . . said the focus was safety, not filling town coffers with permit money . . .

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Re: Stimulus - Level the Playing Field
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2009, 08:08:06 PM »
Going....going.......GONE!!!


http://www.hersheys.com/products/details/york.asp


aaaaagh.......




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Re: Stimulus - Level the Playing Field
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2009, 08:10:29 PM »

Sorry . . . Already updating my own post.

Wake up America !!!

Qouting from article:

The strength of the federal economic stimulus package is seriously diluted by the fact that many  of the manufactured goods that will be purchased for the attempted recovery must be imported from outside the United States. America simply doesn't make lots of things, anymore. That means many billions of dollars that folks assumed would go towards fueling an American economic comeback, will instead provide work and paychecks to employees in other countries, that still have manufacturing bases.

    . . . said the focus was safety, not filling town coffers with permit money . . .

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Re: Stimulus - Level the Playing Field
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2009, 04:32:14 AM »
So I get out the calculator and figure the Obama spending plans (not counting the trillions at Treasury and the Fed) will mean the federal budget hole will be $5,833 deeper this year for everyone sucking air.  Of course, those folks won't all be paying for it - only the nongovernment workers will, and there's only what, three of us left?

 http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm

Well, it's not really that bad.  But close.  The latest Labor Department Employment Situation Report shows that in January there are only 20, 245,000 worker in the workforce of 153,716,000 workers.  The rest?  Services, farmers, and government. 

 

So follow this:  We have 20,245,000 people who actually make things and the whole country is fed by the 19,135,000 people who are in farming & farm-related employment.  That adds up to 39,380,000 people left who actually make things.

 

SOooo:  Mr. Ure - armchair economist/people's economist extraordinaire - figures that all of this additional $1.75-trillion will actually be paid for by the primary producers and this will further suck down money available from primary producers to buy services from the services sector, which means (ta-dah!) that the economy is not going to get better with this kind of heavy spending anytime soon.  But, that was the point that Congressman Ron Paul was trying to get Ben Bernanke to fess up to in yesterday's hearings (see the special update from yesterday).

 

Let's refigure this:  We've got an additional $1.75 trillion divided by 39,380,00 real primary-goods and farm producers. 

 

CONGRATULATIONS!  If you're a primary producer you're gong to get to fund an additional $45,595 worth of deficits this year and that's on top of the financial train wreck left over by the republicorps/Bushiecrats.  Wowzer....  Repeat after me: BOHICA.

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Re: Stimulus - Level the Playing Field
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2009, 04:46:53 AM »
http://www.treasurydirect.gov/NP/BPDLogin?application=np

Current         Debt Held by the Public            Intragovernmental Holdings      Total Public Debt Outstanding
02/25/2009       6,530,807,049,597.79          4,306,692,181,529.32               10,837,499,231,127.11
 

to paraphrase an old Illinois Congresscritter, Everett Dirksen ( inflation, you know)

"a trillion here a trillion there --pretty soon it adds up to real money"
Often, our ignorance is not as great as our reluctance to act on what we know.

 

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