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Dragonlady

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The problem for the US economy since 1970 has been that the Europeans and the Japanese rebuilt with the latest and equipment, technology and infrastructure, while by 1970, American manufacturing capability and infrastructure which have been built in the 30s and 40s, was now ageing and out of date.

With a Republican failure to invest in infrastructure, education, or the social contract since 1980, you are now worse off than you were in the 70s when things started going south.

The problem in our country was that unions either closed down companies, forced them out of the state, or forced them out of the country. Outsourcing became a common method of getting cheaper labor, especially thanks to Ears when he put a 50 employee limit on being exempt from Commie Care. When growing small businesses started to creep up to that 50 employee limit, they outsourced instead to not cross that line.

All the business and pollution regulations didn't help either. Those could cost a company millions. Then there is taxation to consider.

It had nothing to do with technology and and equipment. Employers were always willing to invest in anything that has a great return on their money. In fact automation killed more American jobs than outsourcing or companies moving overseas combined. If the Democrats ever pass a 15.00 minimum wage, automation will be on steroids.

Outsourcing started with Reagan, bottom line management, and vulture capitalism. It had NOTHING to do with unions or Obamacare, although the capitalists had no qualms about pressuring unions into making concessions to save jobs, or in blaming unions for the loss of jobs.

If you want the simple explanation, watch Wall Street to find out what happened to your jobs. That all started when Reagan busted the air traffic controllers union, before Ears was out of law school.

Reagan promised all the workers a big raise when the unions were gone. Workers haven’t had a real raise in wages since they foolishly elected Ronald Reagan. Not only have they not had any meaningful raise since 1980, their current wages have less buying power than they did when Reagan was in office, and 60% of Americans now live pay check to paycheck.

It wasn’t the unions that destroyed jobs and offshore and caused the offshore in, it was bottom line management and rewarding the shareholders.

The Republican Party the big corporations scapegoated the unions for the job losses even though Republican taxation policies and corporate greed lead to the decisions to offshore manufacturing.

Just as the Republican Party tells you that “illegal immigrants are stealing your jobs”, they tell you that union demands force them to off shore manufacturing.

American business leaders made the decisions to move manufacturing offshore. Republican donors who give jobs to illegal immigrants, are the ones who are “stealing your jobs”. No one “forced” these decisions on them.

During the merger mania of the 1980’s, It was highly profitable for capitalists to buy small companies sell off their assets and close down their operations, than it was for them to buy and operate these businesses. So that’s what they did.

After NAFTA it was more profitable for American companies to close Canadian branch plants, set up to avoid tariffs, and move jobs back to the states, so that’s what they did.

No consideration was given to the effect on the people or communities who depended on the work and the income.

By the time Obama was elected, American manufacturing was completely gone. But by the time Obama left office, they were 5 million jobs in the United States which could not be filled because you’re completely lacking and technically skilled and qualified labor.

Why haven’t you been re-training people for 21st Century jobs? Instead of trying to reopen the coal mines?
 

Ray From Cleveland

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The problem for the US economy since 1970 has been that the Europeans and the Japanese rebuilt with the latest and equipment, technology and infrastructure, while by 1970, American manufacturing capability and infrastructure which have been built in the 30s and 40s, was now ageing and out of date.

With a Republican failure to invest in infrastructure, education, or the social contract since 1980, you are now worse off than you were in the 70s when things started going south.

The problem in our country was that unions either closed down companies, forced them out of the state, or forced them out of the country. Outsourcing became a common method of getting cheaper labor, especially thanks to Ears when he put a 50 employee limit on being exempt from Commie Care. When growing small businesses started to creep up to that 50 employee limit, they outsourced instead to not cross that line.

All the business and pollution regulations didn't help either. Those could cost a company millions. Then there is taxation to consider.

It had nothing to do with technology and and equipment. Employers were always willing to invest in anything that has a great return on their money. In fact automation killed more American jobs than outsourcing or companies moving overseas combined. If the Democrats ever pass a 15.00 minimum wage, automation will be on steroids.

Outsourcing started with Reagan, bottom line management, and vulture capitalism. It had NOTHING to do with unions or Obamacare, although the capitalists had no qualms about pressuring unions into making concessions to save jobs, or in blaming unions for the loss of jobs.

If you want the simple explanation, watch Wall Street to find out what happened to your jobs. That all started when Reagan busted the air traffic controllers union, before Ears was out of law school.

Reagan promised all the workers a big raise when the unions were gone. Workers haven’t had a real raise in wages since they foolishly elected Ronald Reagan. Not only have they not had any meaningful raise since 1980, their current wages have less buying power than they did when Reagan was in office, and 60% of Americans now live pay check to paycheck.

It wasn’t the unions that destroyed jobs and offshore and caused the offshore in, it was bottom line management and rewarding the shareholders.

The Republican Party the big corporations scapegoated the unions for the job losses even though Republican taxation policies and corporate greed lead to the decisions to offshore manufacturing.

Just as the Republican Party tells you that “illegal immigrants are stealing your jobs”, they tell you that union demands force them to off shore manufacturing.

American business leaders made the decisions to move manufacturing offshore. Republican donors who give jobs to illegal immigrants, are the ones who are “stealing your jobs”. No one “forced” these decisions on them.

During the merger mania of the 1980’s, It was highly profitable for capitalists to buy small companies sell off their assets and close down their operations, than it was for them to buy and operate these businesses. So that’s what they did.

After NAFTA it was more profitable for American companies to close Canadian branch plants, set up to avoid tariffs, and move jobs back to the states, so that’s what they did.

No consideration was given to the effect on the people or communities who depended on the work and the income.

By the time Obama was elected, American manufacturing was completely gone. But by the time Obama left office, they were 5 million jobs in the United States which could not be filled because you’re completely lacking and technically skilled and qualified labor.

Why haven’t you been re-training people for 21st Century jobs? Instead of trying to reopen the coal mines?

Our country is not Communist just yet. If you want training for any kind of work, go out and get it. The US federal government is not there to heat your milk bottle and change your diapers.

Thanks to the teachers unions, many of our public school students are not educated enough to attend college for some of these complex lines of work. So they choose fields that are easier to acquire. In other countries where the mother pushes her children's education and they don't have the single-parent household problems that we have, they do much better education wise, and they end up here doing jobs that Americans can't do.

Government doesn't outsource, government doesn't break up unions, and government doesn't send jobs overseas; private businesses do all that. They do however respond to what government is doing at the time. When government regulations and unions become too expensive to operate, businesses move to countries where they don't have to deal with those expenditures. When you tell businesses they are going to have to undergo tens of thousands of dollars in new costs if they go over 50 employees, you bet they will stick to under 50 employees.

Reagan fired the air traffic controllers because they broke their contract. They were not allowed to walk off the job. But it had nothing to do with the decay of unions in this country. Jobs continued to leave during Bill Clinton and George Bush. One of our customers was a company that made crates. They made crates the size of suitcases to crates the size of a tractor-trailer. I used to deliver those huge creates to businesses that were packing up and leaving. Speaking with supervisors and even company owners themselves, they said they couldn't afford to stay. Their only two choices was move, or close up and join their former employees in the unemployment line. DumBama getting a higher tax rate on our businesses certainly didn't help either.

Where do you get this idea that it's Republican employers that only hire illegals? How is that possible when all these people reside in Democrat sanctuary cities and states? Why are their Mayors warning illegals when ICE comes to their state for workplace raids? Why would these Democrats warn these Republican owned businesses? Why do they give these illegals drivers licenses to get to these jobs they are not supposed to have in the first place?
 

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