Monday, September 5, 2011

The Republican Jobs Blueprint, Part 3

To learn more about the Republican blueprint for job creation, click here or visit Jobs.GOP.Gov. 

In Part 1 of the Republican Jobs blueprint republicans claimed that onerous federal regulations were prohibiting job growth. The republican Jobs Blueprint specifically mentions "Burdensome pesticide regulations" as a huge detriment to job growth. We agreed that eliminating "burdensome" pesticide regulations would increase business in doctors offices, hospitals and funeral homes but this was job growth that would not benefit our society. In Part 2 of the Republican Jobs blueprint conservatives claim that our corporations suffer some of the highest tax rates in our global economy. Numerous data shows that the US corporations pay some of the lowest tax rates in the world. Many corporations pay no federal income taxes at all. For example GE, the largest corporation in America payed zero taxes last year and many corporations pay their CEO more than they pay in taxes to the US government. Part 1 and Part 2 of the republican jobs blueprint contained no jobs and no ways to get more jobs and didn't explain why there were no jobs in addition to not giving any rational explanation for the lack of jobs. We'll see if Part 3 of the republican jobs blueprint is as inept and incapable as the first 2 parts. Page 6 of the republican jobs blueprint is devoted to offshoring jobs passing the "free trade" agreements with Columbia, Panama, and South Korea. They blame the democrats for the stalled agreements.
For more than three years free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea have sat idle, blocked by House Democrats’ political posturing
It's strange that the Unions are not in favor of the "job creating free trade" agreements as the republicans are promising 250,000 jobs as fruits of approving the US Chamber of Commerce pushed trade agreements.  In fact the unions claim the US has lost almost a million jobs from the passage of NAFTA and they assure us more of the same if these current agreements are passed.
Congress and the White House are intent on ramming through three job-killing trade agreements. That’s why you need to tell your senators and representatives to stop the South Korea, Panama and Colombia free trade agreements and get to work promoting job growth in the United States, rather than offshoring American jobs. Click here to send them a message now.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says that similar trade deals like NAFTA, which has cost nearly 700,000 jobs and created a $97 billion trade deficit with Mexico, have been “a miserable failure for working people” and
Colombia is the most dangerous country in the world for trade unionists, with one such murder occurring nearly every week–but their killers are seldom brought to justice. Says Trumka:
I doubt very much Congress and the White House would be passing a trade deal with a country where a CEO was murdered every week.

The proposed Korea trade deal would cost an estimated 159,000 U.S. jobs and according to trade experts who have studied the deal, its loopholes could open the doors for goods made in China or even sweatshops and North Korea, but labeled in South Korea.
The Panama agreement contains most of the problems of the other two says Trumka, including deregulating big banks and letting foreign investors bypass U.S. health, safety labor and environmental laws.
Click here to send a message to your lawmakers to vote no on all three trade deals 

Over the last 10 years 50,000 manufacturing plants have been shut down in America. We have to stop shipping our jobs overseas and signing more "free trade" agreements will just mean more job losses in this country. In 2010 the US Chamber of Commerce heavily financed (some say with money from foreign corporations) republicans all across the country in their move to retake the house. If these trade agreements pass one thing is certain, corporations and their CEO's will make billions, think the average citizen will prosper? Does anyone really believe these trade agreements will create jobs in America? Finally, the last reason we'll discuss is so laughable only clueless republicans would actually put it in an American Jobs Blueprint. No, I'm not making this up.
Our current visa system is failing job creators who need access to a skilled and specialized workforce. America has always stood as a beacon of opportunity to the best and brightest from around the world and the nation has benefitted from their contributions. Yet today, our visa system is not addressing our economic needs. Leading high-tech companies in America are struggling to hire qualified employees while the government visa system sends home highly skilled workers educated in America’s universities
Yes, republicans actually say that the reason Americans can't find any jobs is because our visa system makes it difficult to hire foreign workers!!  Republican job blueprint grade part 3:

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