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Published: Tuesday, April 23 2013 7:14 a.m. MDT

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Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

Pass me the Dramamine.
The spin on this article makes me sick. The timing is perfect for protecting the Obama narrative. But it's all wrong.
The bill before the Judiciary Committee now has plenty of loopholes to protect Indians to the detriment of our own high-tech citizen workers.
The unintended consequences of this rushed bill are staggering. Let's not allow some AP reporter to extoll the virtues of poor legislation.

I-am-I
South Jordan, UT

In international business outsourcing is considered good for both domestic and foreign markets. Outsourcing actually creates domestic jobs according to my international business textbook. Yet in politics for some reason we ignore that fact. Yes we have to give up a few jobs but usually it then creates many more and better jobs which often gives those who lost their jobs an opportunity to improve their standard of living. As I see it it is better to destroy two jobs in order to create 10 jobs than it is to keep two jobs that resemble indentured servitude, but hey maybe I'm just a dirty capitalist. Also can I say, Why one earth would you want to cripple American companies from competing in the global market place. More expensive workers means...higher prices which means you can't compete this ultimately leads to less American companies, less tax revenue, and fewer jobs. BO your lack of coherent business ideas never ceases to amaze me.

Tators
Hyrum, UT

To I-am-I:

Consider the source of the ideas you have swallowed... hook, line and sinker. Per your own comment, it's an international business book, which would naturally have the idea and purpose of promoting what would benefit international (foreign) business companies. It has now been shown over the past several decades that that it is almost always to the detriment of American companies and American workers, regardless of what your book promotes.

Those trying to promote and benefit from using cheap foreign labor over local skilled American workers will try their best to make it appear to be win-win, but it simply isn't so. The now better understood reasons why we can't yet pull out of this current recession indicate and prove as much. When cheap foreign labor is used in place of traditional American labor, it will always have more overall negative effects on our American economy, while in turn raises the profits of foreign companies and those American companies who primarily use their cheap labor to their bottom-line advantage. There is not, nor ever has been an actual motive to help American workers under such a narrative.

Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

@I-am-I
I'm sorry my outlook doesn't meet your approval. I suppose it is a result of working for two American companies that went global. Your notion that the transition produced more/better jobs is shear foolishness. Then again, your MBA pals who taught those classes are the same ones who cooked up those global plans.
Let's take Zenith for example. They went from an engineering/manufacturing company to a distribution/marketing company right before my eyes. Gone are all those jobs, replaced with sales reps who carry the bag and rented warehouses. Somehow I'm not seeing all those great new jobs to replace engineering and production jobs.
But that's just me.

Mike Richards
South Jordan, Utah

Tax revenues come from successful businesses.

Successful businesses hire people.

People who work pay taxes.

Obama wants to penalize successful businesses; therefore, he wants few people working and he want lower tax revenues. His solution is to tax the rich guy and pay welfare to everyone else.

Make him run a lemonade stand until he understands how a business works.

Obama is not qualified to do what must be done and he is not interested in listening to people who do know what needs to be done.

RichardB
Murray, UT

So instead of outsourcing, and letting their country educate their children etc. Americans get to subsidize visa workers. We don't need STEM workers. We have enough trained in this country.

Firing older workers, women, etc. and replacing them with young foreign men at less pay does nothing to help our country. The dishonesty in immigration need to stop. The laws aren't broken, businesses morals are broken.

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