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most united states corporations/businesses don't give a damn about patriotism, they would rather see the united states fall apart, and become separate nations, before they let their private interests/profits fall at all
United states is full of overly greedy capitalist pigs, I'm an American and there is nothing wrong with capitalism, but the level these business's abuse the economy at is self destructive to the nation, they are only looking out for themselves, they don't care about their working class employees, or their nation, they only care about their yearly bonus being bigger and bigger each year
In 1982-83... dumb executives bought into the same Kool Aid Business Plan... "raise a tube of false flashy advertising in the air and catch ignorant and unassuming customers, charge them for all sorts of excesses, pocket plenty of unearned cash." By the end of 1983... 99% of these pariah were out of business, acquired, merged and/or liquidated as a last resort. We won't know most of these names by the end of 2013.
Business Plans for an Uncertain Future: Amara & Lipinski. 1983. They were in it when they wrote it.
Most people do not know what is or isn't made in America. Here is an interesting article on the subject.
Each year, Cars.com releases its "American-Made Index," a rundown of vehicles made with U.S. labor and at least 75% domestic parts. Its ranking, released this past summer, included: Toyota(TM_) Camry (80% domestic parts, assembled in Kentucky and Indiana); Honda(HMC_) Accord (80% parts, assembled in Ohio and Alabama); Chevrolet(GM_) Malibu (75% parts, assembled in Kansas); Ford(F_) Explorer (85% parts, assembled in Chicago); Honda Odyssey (75% parts, assembled in Alabama); Toyota Sienna (75% parts, assembled in Indiana); Jeep Wrangler (78% for two-door, 79% for four-door, assembled in Ohio); Chevrolet Traverse (75% parts, assembled in Michigan); Toyota Tundra (80% parts, assembled in Texas); and the GMC Acadia (assembled in Lansing, Mich. using 75% domestic parts).
It is interesting that the number one selling vehicle, Toyota Camry, is listed but the number 2 vehicle, the Ford F150 is not made in America. If one wants an American made pickup they need to buy Toyota. A lot of so called American made vehicles are missing from the list.
Corporate income tax is essentially a sales tax in disguise. So why not replace it with a national value added tax or sales tax? This would help level the playing field by capturing more taxes from imported goods and services. It would also reduce the cost of doing business in the US.
At the same time, we need to reform the individual income tax code. Give everyone a large personal exemption, eliminate all deductions and credits, treat all income the same, whether it's earned income, capital gains, or dividends, and reduce the number of rates to two or three. Everyone would pay a lower rate, but it would still be progressive, and there would be no social engineering built into the tax code.
Finally, Congress should be required to balance the budget every year going forward, which would force them to deal with deficits immediately instead of leaving it to the next generation, like they've been doing for decades.
Am I the only one the sees the Irony in this. General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt and Obama’s Mans to the head of Obama's highly touted Jobs Council did not make the list? Oh wait he must be to busy is moving more of GE infrastructure to China.
There is no reason to vote for these lyin jerks now.
Lyin Willardo, the Mexican Mormon Moron tax evader, bankrupter, draft dodger, job outsourcer and Etch A Sketch Champion may have vision of going back home to Mexico.
All braindead pathetic right wing radical cracked teanuts should listen to your leaders.
Rick the Dick Santarium has brainwashed his followers, the evangelicals and the gay rapist, pedophile catholic priests that lyin' Willardo is a member of an evil cult and is the anti-christ. He also told them that lyin Willardo is the worst person in history to ever run for the presidency, can't be trusted and will destroy our country. Groper Nutquist, the boss of the right wing cracked teanuts and Nut Gingerhead, the criminal lobbyist, totally agreed with the last three assessments.
So most of the evangelical sheep will probably stay home on election day or some may even vote for Obama. They are totally scared to death of lyin Willardo, the Mexican Mormon Moron tax evader, bankrupter, job outsourcer, draft dodger and Etch A Sketch champion.
If this repuke draft dodger ever became president, and war broke out in the middle east, he will be putting his dog on the top of his car and fleeing to his birthplace in Tijuana and hide in one of his 4 grandmammy's (pappy's side only) outhouses.
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