Originally Posted by safeguard dropout
They didn't ship the jobs overseas because someone wanted to go on a cruise! They're gone because our labor rates, and our standard of living is among the highest in the world, not to mention a corporate tax rate highest in the world. The jobs are not coming back until it is more profitable to do business here instead of India, or China, or Mexico...
Most questions about most stuff can be answered by following the money trail. Whether it property preservation or politics, (except for the Donald)or even why that hot chick married that slob, follow the money to find your answer.
I asked it because you are contradicting your own argument. For example, read the last sentence in your first paragraph. Your argument has been that unions caused jobs to leave. Fine. Unions are now gone. But your sentence is stating that its still not more profitable to do business here.
So my question to you is, if the unions were the cause of it not being profitable and the unions are gone, why are the jobs still going over seas. Why is it still not more profitable Also, keep in mind that taxes are lower now than when unions were at their peak.
Walmart is the country's largest employer. They are non union. Yet they do most of their manufacturing over seas and require those who want to do business with them to have offices over seas as well. All the while, workers in this country support Walmart to no end. Ask yourself, do you honestly see those from the greatest generation doing something as stupid as the sh*t were doing now. Its just ridiculous.. Not only do we do stupid crap like this, we actually expect a different outcome.
Unions are gone, taxes are lower, and jobs are still overseas. Theres always a boogie man... But as GTX said before. "just look up".
People like to blame unions because when you hear about companies leaving theres some union fighting and declining to take cuts. But heres what people dont realixe. Hundreds if not thousands non union companies leave with no fan fare because there is no union there to make any newsworthy noise. This is the only difference. The fact is unions are the only people out here putting upward pressure on wages for American. Unfortunately, most American have taken the attitude that their time and effort is not worth much.
I would probably agree with you 100% if wages werent flat, while exec pay and profits were WAY up. Its cleary simple to me. American workers no longer have a seat at the table. Theres no one at the table whos sole job is to look out for our interest and have to answer for us. Therefore we get scraps, and when a few try to get more, the crab in barrel thing goes into effect.
Not only do we sit idle while our jobs leave, we feed the beast thats leading the way.