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Marshall Ramsey

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  1. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, almost 4 years ago

    Of course, his employers had NOTHING to do with maybe WANTING his pay to be cut in half. And I’m just reeling with grief for the giant pay cuts the executives in his company must’ve taken immediately after laying him off.

  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    So, onguard, what you’re admitting is that government had no part in his job being shipped overseas, or a foreign worker being allowed to take his job here, so the corporation could increase profits, and of course, CEO bonuses.

  3. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago

    ANOTHER wild and crazy statement. Doc you are a million chuckles.

    Let’s see what does the US export. Just as an idea of how much the government is the reason that there is an economy. Well the top 10 exports are:

    The top ten categories of exports from USA to other countries in dollar value were:

    1. Civilian aircraft … $74 billion, up 1.3% from 2007 (5.7% of total US exports)

    2. Semiconductors … $50.6 billion, up 0.3% (3.9%)

    3. Passenger cars … $49.6 billion, up 13.3% (3.9%)

    4. Medicinal, dental and pharmaceutical preparations … $40.4 billion, up 15% (3.1%)

    5. Other vehicle parts and accessories … $39.9 billion, down 10.1% (3.1%)

    6. Other industrial machinery … $38.1 billion, down 0.6% (3%)

    7. Fuel oil … $34.9 billion, up 124.1% (2.7%)

    8. Organic chemicals … $33.4 billion, up 5.5% (2.6%)

    9. Telecommunications equipment … $32.9 billion, up 4.6% (2.6%)

    10. Plastic materials … $31.6 billion, up 8.7% (2.5%).

    So, how many of these industries are run by the US Government?

    Answer “zero”. Now I’ll take a random semiconductor company of which there are many in the US. “Amkor” based in AZ.

    The company was founded in 1969 and has 21,600 employees worldwide (2009) and reported $2.8 billion in sales in 2011.

    Wrong again Doc, but I know you were just trying to tick people off with that sarcastic remark.

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Bruce; what percentage of those civilian aircraft components are actually manufactured in other countries: How many “plastics” are imported, assembled, then exported (like composite materials from carbon fiber. What percentage of “American” cars are actually manufactured in Mexico or Canada? Most of our pharmaceuticals are actually manufactured in Britain, india, or elsewhere, from US patents, and yes, by US owned companies.

    The real facts are that few products you list as our “exports” are really, totally made here, and it’s been talked about by Tom Friedman and others in that “flat world” of modern “business”.

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