U.S. Chamber comes out against Senate outsourcing bill

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    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Thursday announced its opposition to Senate legislation providing a payroll tax holiday to U.S. multinational companies that shift overseas jobs to the U.S.

    The bill, Creating American Jobs and End Offshoring Act, grants a two-year payroll tax holiday for companies that take on new employees who perform services in the U.S. that were once done abroad. The Chamber deems the provision a "zero sum game" when it comes to boosting economic activity internationally.

    "Replacing a job that is based in another country with a domestic job does not stimulate economic growth or enhance the competitiveness of American worldwide companies," wrote Chamber executive vice president Bruce Josten in letter to senators.

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    I see you wingnuts can't handle the truth. Or is it that you're just not bright enough to figure it out. But don't worry.....you'll figure it out in time.
     

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