We as a country continue to peddle in the cheap prices we pay from the result of cheap foreign labor. This is why, what were once the middle class factory jobs, are becoming more and more endangered. It's cheaper for a company to shift their operations to the Far East and pay the low import taxes the US continues to charge, then to keep the operation here in the US and pay Americans a working wage. This results in the half a trillion dollars that leaves our economy each year. Then everyone is up in arms because the Feds have to continue to pump money into the economy to keep our system propped up, contributing to our national debt. As long as we continue to operate with a net trade deficit, our economy is going to continue to dry up, but when is the last time you have heard either party mention that?
"Do you have an example of a company with the capital to spend on technology that has not done so?"
Fairmon, have you been to a Hobby Lobby lately? Their POS equipment is 1980 to 1990's technology at best.
"Corker told Times Free Press reporters and editors earlier this month he knew for a fact Volkswagen would not have added a second, planned line at the Enterprise South plant if the union had won representation last winter."
And we are supposed to trust Corker? Back in February, when the employees were prepared to vote, he said that if they voted against the union, VW would announce in a few days the addition of the SUV line. It took several months. Any rational person can see that the SUV line, coming to Chattanooga or not, hinged on the incentives TN offered to VW. So Corker is being dishonest. The state withholding the money, if the union vote passed, probably would have kept VW from bringing the SUV to Chattanooga. But that would've been on the state, not VW because the union vote did not matter to the company. The TN legislature played a dangerous game of cat and mouse, but now there is little they can do to stop the union and VW will still reap the rewards. And all of the TN anti-union legislation is not going to pass due to its unconstitutionality. Ultimately, if VW wants the union in the plant, there is nothing Corker or any other TN politician can do at this point. Besides, look at the Spring Hill GM plant. A UAW shop, just added a SUV and crossover line.
Both parties allow 1/2 a trillion dollars leave our economy each year and they are both concerned with the country's debt? It's hard for me to engage people in a serious economic/debt conversation when they ignore that fact.
Well said, Inquiringmind. Bravo.
"Disastrous Soundbite’: Liberal Pundits Baffled By Obama’s ‘We Don’t Have A Strategy’"
I recommend the Reagan Middle East strategy. Leave the area and let those countries sort it out.
"Is Homosexuality/sodomy conduct sin GaussianInteger?"
"No" is a pretty simple word to understand. Almost every human being on this planet understands its meaning and even most canines. I cannot figure out why you are having such a difficult time deciphering that little two letter word.
Jack, you still haven't shared what "questions" I never answer. While you figure them out, I'm heading off to watch a high school football game. It's the weekend. Drink a beer or something. ConMan, go visit a gay bathhouse.
"Is Homosexuality/sodomy immoral conduct GaussianInteger?"
"Gassy never answers questions. He just takes pot-shots."
What questions have I "never answered"? Are you referring to ConMan's question? That clown won't admit he was caught lying and then chastises people because they caught him.
Look, I realize that Jesse, Jt, etc. don't post anymore. But you are heading in the wrong direction by trying to gain approval from ConMan.