So, according to the above-capped article from Philly.com (source: articles.philly.com/2012-02-16/news/31067580_1_president-… ), Obama’s got this idea that he can give tax incentives to American businesses to stop them from hiring cheaper labor in other countries. This, on the surface makes sense, but don’t we need MORE tax dollars? Aren’t American corporations that pay little or no taxes harming the American economy by keeping funds from the USG?
I remember a time, not long ago, when anyone who was critical at all of America, for any reason, would be called anti-American. Speak out against wars in other countries and you were anti-American. Say something about how torture was bad and some Republican douchebag would label you anti-American. But corporations, which are now legally people, not only dodge taxes, but they also hire foreigners instead of Americans and no Republicans (or anyone else) says anything. Really, anti-American is exactly what these corporations are. By hiring foreign workers in foreign countries, not only do Americans not get paid what they are worth, the American economy, itself, loses money since the foreign worker isn’t going to be spending that money in the US.
Not paying taxes, hiring American, and sending American money to other economies–how much more anti-American can a corporate person get? As American citizens we should be slamming (and boycotting, if possible) companies that use foreign labor. Our politicians should be vocally slamming these corporations, too. After all, by not slamming them, our politicians are contributing to the loss of American jobs and American money and both harm the American economy.
Of course, the ultimate smart bomb would be to ban outsourcing completely. But we’ll never see that happen because that would harm American businesses and we would never want to put the American people above American businesses would we?
Yes, it’s true, We The People have become second class citizens behind corporations. At least we still have our freedom of speech–why not use it to slam these anti-American corporations? If they’re people they must be able to feel guilt, right?