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Robert Ariail

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  1. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    The single most important phrase any college graduate HAS to know in order to get a job today; “Do you want fries with that?”
    Of course, if we hadn’t had years of politicians encouraging large corporations to outsource work overseas, we might not be in the mess we are in right now…

  2. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 1 year ago

    Make sure you thank those “job creators”…

  3. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    We’ve been moving in this direction since Reagan’s trickle down.

  4. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 1 year ago

    @masterskrain

    That was a brilliant post.

  5. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Obamaconomy.

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    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, over 1 year ago

    This is what the Republicans are fighting for. And some of them want to blow up the minimum wage, further adding to the race to the bottom.

  7. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    I don’t quite understand why employers have to take the blame for off-shoring. Employers didn’t suddenly decide that they thought it would be fun to move off-shore. Something (or many things) had to be happening here to provoke them into making that decision.

  8. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    “Yes, it was called Walmart”

    The sound dumped on me RV so I can’t watch the Video, but I did read the accompanying article. I don’t know whether the video shows off-shoring starting before the 1990s. I know the textile industry started off-shoring as early as the sixties with the electronics industry following not far behind. This is prior to the 1990s change listed in the article.

  9. Jase99

    Jase99 said, over 1 year ago

    @mdavis4183

    “Obamaconomy.”

    Yes, because it is entirely and solely Obama’s fault that the so called job creators have been moving manufacturing jobs to Asia for the last 30 to 40 years.

  10. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    @mikefive

    I would think that one reason employers off-shore is that they can pay lower wages. And in some places they don’t have to worry about environmental regulations. So if American workers are willing to work for third-world wages in a foul environment, things should be fine.

  11. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, over 1 year ago

    Steve Jobs (Microsoft) was infamous for offshoring many thousands of jobs overseas. The man held freaken seminars for CEOs to advise how best to “ship off a job today” – because the tax laws support that action. And they import IT workers to take American jobs. I’ve experienced it first hand when, after many years of making millions for my company, they brought in Indian programmers (who we had to train) and then they laid off all the American workers.
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    U.S. law says that U.S. companies must first look for American workers before seeking to hire foreigners. They “look” all right – they interview candidates knowing full well they are not going to hire them, so they can pick a foreign worker because they “couldn’t find anybody”. That worker ships his money home, then eventually might go home to train their replacements. The Chinese and Indian Governments train workers to come to the U.S., while American companies no longer seek to train or develop their own staffs.
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    Every person who lost a middle-class job means he no longer tithes to his church, goes on vacation, buys the goods and services that support our economy.
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    And the erosion has been cumulative over the years, with a political polarization and lack of will to any kind of common good. There needs to be a balance with a sense of community purpose.

  12. Brutatowski

    Brutatowski said, over 1 year ago

    The only reason stocks are at a record high is because companies can no longer put cash into cd’s or money markets because the returns are through the floor. Therefore they have to take a chance on he stock market.
    As far as the economy, there’s enough blame to go around. Get ready for the new normal, part time jobs instead of one full time. As long as we have career politicians they will look out for themselves and the rest of us – aside from the wealthy who support and donate to them – be damned.

  13. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    @lonecat

    “I would think that one reason employers off-shore is that they can pay lower wages.”

    I can see wages as a contributor (initially), but not environmental regulations. Textiles and electronics started leaving before the EPA was formed.

  14. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    @mikefive

    I could be wrong, but I recall that some of the objection to stringent environmental regulation has been that it encourages businesses to move elsewhere.

  15. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, over 1 year ago

    …and the guy living out of his car will be “asked” to move along elsewhere. Out of sight, out of mind.

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