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Ed and Bernie take on the Chamber of
Commerce Outsourcing …
They urge Congress to pass this Act designed to slow the pace of Outsourcing:
Creating American Jobs and Ending Offshoring Act
WHO in the World — Does the CHAMBER work for, anyways?
Cuz it aint you and me.
Did I hear that right — paraphrasing the Patriot Senator Sanders:
During the Bush years while Multinationals laid off 2 million American Manufacturing Jobs, while at the same time hiring 2 million workers in foreign countries.
During the Bush years we have lost 30% of our Manufacturing Jobs — going from 17 Million down to 12 Million.
Perhaps the Chamber of Commerce should be renamed to the Lobbying Front Group for Global Corporations ?
Since the Creating American Jobs and Ending Offshoring Act, will likely be voted on this week,
Here’s some more on what that Act would do:
Democrats’ tax bill targets outsourced jobs
By Ben Rooney, staff reporter CNNMoney.com — Sep 27, 2010
Tax holiday: The Creating American Jobs and Ending Offshoring Act would give U.S. employers a two-year break from payroll taxes on wages paid to new U.S. workers performing services in the United States, according to a summary of the legislation.
To be eligible, businesses would have to certify that the U.S. employee is replacing an employee who had been performing similar duties overseas.
The goal is to encourage multinationals to hire American workers for jobs that would have otherwise been outsourced to countries with lower labor costs.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce called on lawmakers to oppose the bill, saying it would hurt the economy and lead to job cuts. Instead, the group urged lawmakers to extend all of the Bush tax cuts set to expire on Dec. 31
The Chamber of Outsourcing Opportunities, hates it. It probably hurts the agenda of their many Foreign Funders.
But don’t take my word for it, when you can get it from the Horse Arse:
This Could Be the Worst Jobs Bill Yet
by JP Fielder, September 27, 2010
So Senate Democrats have a new jobs bill, the “Creating American Jobs and Ending Offshoring Act.” Sound good? No, not at all. Derek Thompson explains:
Senate Democrats have put together a new Jobs Bill. It’s essentially a temporary payroll tax holiday for new employers who hire in the next two months…Sounds intriguing? A three-month payroll tax holiday that only applies to new workers sounds a bit small. But wait, it’s even smaller than I initially thought. A catch, via Huffington Post:
To be eligible, businesses must certify that the U.S. employee is replacing an employee who had been performing similar duties overseas.
If this is nothing more than a Jobs Repatriation Bill, that’s pretty sad. If you’re a domestic company looking to add workers, this bill doesn’t help you. If you’re a multinational company looking to add workers, this bill won’t interest you. […]
“Jobs Repatriation Bill” — WHO in the World — DOES the CHAMBER work for, anyways?
Cuz it aint you and me.
Do they even KNOW what Patriotic means?
Who does the Chamber work for — inquiring out-of-work people should want to know?
Is anyone watching these con artists for Billionaires?
well here’s one group watching them:
A VelvetRevolution.us Campaign
Stop The Chamber
Update 9/15/10: MoveOn releases ad tying the Chamber’s dirty money and fraud to Senate candidates Rand Paul and Kelly Ayotte. See press release here.
Update 9/13/10: Stop the Chamber launches new campaign to expose Karl Rove’s new partnership with the Chamber, www.AmericanCrossroadsWatch.org. Check out the campaign’s first ad.
Update 9/10/10; Tax Fraud Charges Brought Against The Chamber Watchdog group charges in a complaint filed today with the Internal Revenue Service that the Chamber violated tax codes by laundering millions of dollars meant for charitable work from a group with ties to the insurance giant A.I.G. See IRS Filing here. [… more]
And there’s another group who’s fight them where it hurts — in their Campaigning efforts.
Here are those Ads that MoveOn.org has released to put a spotlight on the Chamber of NO-Commerce in America:
The Company They Keep – Kelly Ayotte
The Company They Keep – Rand Paul
American Workers — Deserve better — than what the Chamber is dishing out!
(and Who they are Supporting … )
We all do.