Obameconomy: Companies Flee U.S. For Greener Pastures

As we watch the world markets plunge due to the US downgrade, and await the opening of the US markets, we await Mr. Obama to finally make some sort of public statement about the downgrade. Something. Anything. Though, some sort of positive motivational speech would be nice. Remember when people whined about President Bush always pushing a positive spin? Works quite a bit better than doom, gloom, and blamestorming. The NY Times is saying that the second coming US (official) recession could be worse than the first. And companies have had enough of the Democrat lengthened recession

La Times: Many major U.S. companies are making big plans to expand overseas even as some of them announce new layoffs at home, and there’s a chilling reason why: They’re beginning to give up on the American consumer as a source of future growth.

Can you blame them? Consumers have pulled back on their purchasing, even while the government expands their own spending. Consumers are concerned about the economy of the USA, and their own personal finances, so they tend to not spend willy nilly. But, is it the consumers at fault, or the insane and anti-capitalistic policies of government?

For years, U.S. companies went off shore to get cheaper labor and lower manufacturing costs for products to be sold to Americans. Now, as the nation’s economy stalls and personal incomes stagnate, they see consumers in Asia and Latin America as offering brighter prospects for future sales and profits.

Obviously, the Liberal answer is that those big meanie companies should be forced to pay their workers more. I challenge these same liberals to pony up and pay their own workers more, even if it is simply giving the babysitter an extra $10 a shift. Not so easy when it’s your own money on the line, is it.

The nation’s tax laws reinforce the pattern. American companies have piled up mountains of profits overseas, but they must pay very high taxes if they bring the money home. So instead of investing back home, they are more apt to put the money into overseas expansion, adding jobs there.

That shifting focus is one reason new job growth here has slowed to a trickle in recent months. And without more jobs to propel incomes and consumer spending, the U.S. economy is looking increasingly vulnerable to a prolonged period of sluggishness, if not outright recession.

It’s a simple equation: stop passing needless and burdensome regulations on the job creators. Eliminate those same that have already been passed. Streamline the tax code, especially for businesses, and reduce the tax rates for companies that bring money (and jobs) back to the USA. Reduce government mandates that businesses must do X. Give companies a reason to do business in the United States. The attempt to install socialistic economic models has shown that they are doomed to fail, as they always do.

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2 Responses to “Obameconomy: Companies Flee U.S. For Greener Pastures”

  1. captainfish says:

    caller to Rush’s Program: “It is not taxation when the government retains what is given to it. The government knows best how to spend its money. The government is better at spending money because it spends money unselfishly and for the greater good than if I were spending my money on stuff that only I needed.”

    Senator Kerry: “This downgrade is the Tea Party’s fault (because they wouldn’t let us spend more money that we don’t have)”. paraphrase: The media should be arrested for treason for allowing any non-democrat party approved viewpoint.

    Obama: “It is time that the Republicans let me start focusing on creating jobs”

    Carney: “The White House can not create jobs”

    Obama: “If the Republicans would let me spend more of the (only 300,000 people in this nation who pay taxes)’s money, people would be able to create jobs instead of just holding on to their piles of cash selfishly.”

    Carney: “At some point, people have to pay their fair share and their has to be some shared sacrifice”

    Obama: “It is not right that 300,000 people pay 50% of all taxes in this nation. They are not paying their fair share. We must raise their taxes on everything they buy and sell in order to make them create jobs with the money we get.”

    Democrats: “We can’t let the evil no-government Communist Tea Party terrorist Hobbits take milk out of the mouths of our starving kids who only get 2 free meals a day plus free meals at home thanks to food stamps, AFDC, WIC, SS, Summer Food Programs, etc.

    If the Republicans were in charge and had it their way, YOU’D be responsible to feed and care for your OWN kids. No one wants that.

    Help us paint a sniper’s bulls-eye on the violently rhetorical Republicans.”

  2. Remember when liberals whined about Bush not forthrightly proclaiming that everything was his fault, even if it wasn’t? Now, nothing is the fault of the Dems. Ever. It’s always Someone Else.

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