The Needed Addition to the President's Job Plan - Made in America

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    The President's plan is a good one. It's chock full of things that should make both sides happy...the key to compromise.

    I do believe, however, that it is missing a key provision...that all infrastructure projects carry the "Made in America" label.

    Solar panels and steel can't be bought from China. No outsourcing labor. Put AMERICANS back to work using AMERICAN products.

    Which party, d'ya think, would give the most pushback on such a provision?
     
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    Another addition would be a way to pay for it that doesn't further discourage job creators.
     
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    Grand idea.

    Tariffs are the best way to implement it.
     
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    Sorry, but to push the meme that raising taxes on the wealthy hurts job creation, you would have to completely ignore the 50s and the 90s.

    Taxes were higher under Reagan for pity sake...
     
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    Is that becuase Barry Sotero told you they were?

    Idiot....
     
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    How much global pressure were our products and services under then compared to now?

    It was difficult to pick up and move in the 50s, now it's almost an overnight job.
     
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    Yeah, he called me last night and we chatted. Fortunately, he provided actual data...

    For seven of Reagan’s eight years in office, the top tax rate was higher than the current 35 percent. In six of those years, it was 50 percent or more. And every year that Regan was in office, the bottom tax bracket was higher than the current ten percent.

    For a family of four, the “average income tax rate under Reagan in 1983 was 11.06 percent. Under Clinton in 1992, it was 9.18 percent. And under Obama in 2010, it was 4.68 percent.” During Reagan’s time, income tax revenue ranged from 7.8 to 9.4 percent of GDP. Last year, it was 6.2 percent and is not projected to climb back to 9 percent until 2016. In fact, in 2009, Americans paid their lowest taxes in 60 years.

    Douche...
     
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    It was an "overnight" job in the 90s too. Raising taxes didn't hurt job creation then did it?

    Now, back to "Made in America"...

    I do believe "Made in America" bills have been introduced before...who introduced them? What stopped them?
     
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    This new stimulus gives each state about 2 billion. The funds just like last time will be diverted to pay for projects already underway.

    This is just another union payoff.
     
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    The mistake with the last stimulus was in allowing governors to plug their deficits with it (ahem, Rick Perry). It is my understanding that the jobs bill money could only be used for actual "shovel ready" projects.
     

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